Tell us about your most recent publication.
Movement words teach readers how to dance in these various dance styles. And they also learn about the days of the week when Cato the cockatoo tries to find a friend on his journey. So, bop, bop, bop into the story, find out about Australian birds and celebrate the joy of dance.
Illustrated by Katrina Fisher
How much research goes into your writing?Research plays a large part, it’s important when creating a story. I believe it doesn’t matter whether you write for children or adults you need to get your facts correct. I spend time researching for every book I write.
Other than writing, what else do you love?
I also love to grow sunflowers every year and spend time with my dog.
Do you have any writing rituals you can share?Sometimes I like to go near the bay with a notebook. I find it a relaxing place to be. Ninety per cent of my writing time is spent at my desk but in my opinion it is lovely to have another space that you can go to as well.
Top tips for writers?Get onto social media, you need a profile. The world of being a writer is changing. You need to reach out to your readers.
What is the craziest thing you have done?I swam with pink dolphins in the Amazon River in South America. Crazy but it was the best experience.