From the age of six I wrote stories with pictures. At age 9, inspired by Snoopy, I created a cartoon-strip called the Land of the Pomple People. At age 12, I wrote an illustrated chapter book called Murder At Midnight (read by only me!). At age 13 I entered the science-fiction fantasy genre, inventing the magical outer-space gang – The Globuloids, drawn with good old stubby textas.
But, I grew up to be a scientist – a marine biologist and zoologist. For many years no more stories were written, just the odd poem. That changed when I had my own kids and my love for children’s books and creating stories blossomed again. I had a story published for the first time in 2006 – Blossom Possum the sky is falling down under. Getting that acceptance letter was one of the most thrilling moments in my life. Since then I have published Blossom Possum and the Christmas Quacker in 2013.