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Coming in 2018

My Australia (National Library of Australia Publications) - April
I've Got Eyes! (Amicus Ink, USA) - September


Book Launch - My Australia (NLA, 2018)

cvr - My Australia

You are invited to the My Australia Book launch:

Time: April 22 at 11am.

Place: Kindly hosted by the lovely Lee and Sharon at Pictures & Pages                        Bookshop, Shop 5, 411 Sydney Rd, Coburg (inside Foley's Mall)

Presenters:     Barbara Champion, Executive Director, Play Australia
                       Julie Murphy, Author

Children's activities, nibbles, book reading, sales and signings.

For further info, and to RSVP for catering purposes, click on this FB link.

Something special arrived in the mail today - hello beautiful new book!
My Australia (illustr. Garry Fleming),
NLA Publishing. To be released April 2018.

box of new books

Feb 1, 2018

Cover reveal!

My Australia - cover

This is the beautiful work of illustrator Garry Fleming. MY AUSTRALIA - a nonfiction picture book in verse - will be released by National Library of Australia Publishing in April 2018.

December 2017

" the perfect preschool introduction to zoology."
Thanks to Kids' Book Review for this latest review of I've Got Feet!


What a joy to be a presenter at the the last  SCBWI Vic meeting for 2017. My talk about Writing Children's Nonfiction was well received, the venue at the Docklands Library was stunning, and the chance to meet up with such talented friends and colleagues was great.

November 2017

SCBWI Vic presentation 2017


I am honored that I'VE GOT FEET! has joined such talented company in being nominated for the CYBILS Award 2017 for Elementary-Middle Grade Nonfiction.
October 2017


Many thanks to Ellen Jackson, children's author extraordinare, for this latest review of I've Got Feet! (Taken from Amazon.com)


"This wonderful picture book will charm young animal lovers. With colorful artwork and interesting facts on every spread, this is a title that will encourage young children to look at animals in new ways."

I was thrilled to read this lovely review of I've Got Feet! from Through The Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews. It is especially meaningful for me because the reivewer, Marya Jansen-Gruber, is a fellow zoology graduate and writer.

Remember, there's a free, downloadable Teacher's Guide

to go with I've Got Feet, packed with activities and puzzles connected to literacy, math, science and geography.

Cover image - I've got feet!