My publishers and other super fabulous publishers

New Frontier Publishing (publisher of Fearless with Dad, due for release July 2015)

Pulbit Publishing (South Korea – published as My Secret Friend Tommy)

Albums Circonflexe (France – published as Un Ami Mysterieux)

Penguin (Australian publisher of Max & George, 2013)


To book me for a speaking, reading or similar event

Speakers Ink

Information on writing for children

Pass it On
(e-newsletter that is a valuable resource for people in, or interested in, children’s book writing and publishing)

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
(the Australian/NZ Chapter)

Australian Society of Authors

Manuscript Assessment Services

Affordable Assessments
(Sally Odgers is simply fabulous)

Independent Bookshops in Brisbane

Riverbend Books Bulimba – Max & George launch

Where the Wild Things Are (Avid Reader) – Fearless with Dad launch

Folio Books

Websites on schools, teaching, children, literacy and children and literacy!

St Paul’s School Bald Hills (where a lot of amazing education innovation is happening right now!)

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

Early Childhood Australia


Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation

Sagapo Children’s Foundation

Sagapo Children’s Foundation is an organization that unites a devoted team of people who truly believe that education is the fundamental step in children’s blossoming and shaping their future. Learn about their vision here.

Illustrators and Artists

Megan Forward

Illustrator of my third book All I Want for Christmas is Rain

Giuseppe Poli

Illustrator of my second book (his second book too!) Fearless with Dad

Sue deGennaro
Illustrator of Max & George and other fabulous children’s books

Fabulous Brisbane Artist, Deb Hood
Deb Hood does great work – check out her website

Other Cool Stuff

Brisbane Mindfulness Centre

The Brisbane Mindfulness Centre was founded by Manish Singh, who has 30+ years of living and practicing Mindfulness. Manish runs Mindfulness courses in venues around Brisbane. Learn more about the practice of Mindfulness on the BMC website

Invenia Incentives

In addition to providing global strategic meeting consultation and site selection services, Invenia creates unique on-line tools, such as, to assist the meeting planning community. Learn more about Invenia Incentives here.

NicNak Labradoodles

The breeder that we adopted our wonderful dog Monty from. Nicolette is a fabulous lady!