Prior to illustration, I trained and worked as an animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studio in Sydney, Australia, on a number of Disney films.
I have written and illustrated 6 children’s picture books, all first published by Penguin Books Australia, and have subsequently had various books published in the US, Canada, Korea, the UK, and translated into Hebrew, Spanish, and Korean.
I have also illustrated chapter books, picture books, book covers, and various magazines for children including Highlights Magazine (US) and School Magazine (Australia).
I was born in Sydney, Australia. In 2000 I met my future husband, and we now live on a small island in Toronto, Canada, with our 3 adorable, noisy boys.
Recognition and awards
Selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library initiative 2013
Author of the Month, March 2009
Borders Books Australia
Pick of the Month
Sydney's Child Magazine
2008 Notable Book
Children's Book Council of Australia
Great Aussie Read
National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2007
Shortlist: Best Picture Books of 2007
Early Childhood Australia
2007 NAHEE KIND Children's Honor Book
Humane Society of the United States
Best Children's Book of the Year list 2007
Bank Street College of Education, United States
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
for Fly, Little Bird
2008 Mom's Choice Award, US