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