New Book

Gina is very excited to announce that she recently began a new book with the National Library of Australia, with a working title of Amazing Animals: Going, Going, Gone? Saving Australia’s Endangered Wildlife.

Gina's new book

AWARDS TRIFECTA – August, October, December 2017

WINNER – Children’s Book Council of Australia 2017 Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Gina is thrilled and honoured to receive the CBCA 2017 Eve Pownall award for children’s information books with Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks. It’s a dream come true for her. A big thanks to the publishing team at the National Library of Australia and all the generous animal experts who helped her my work for the book and donated photographs. She had the best day on 18th August 2017 at the award ceremony at Government House in Hobart, and then at the celebratory dinner in the evening on the waterfront. She even got to meet one of her all-time legends, Mem Fox – Blossom Possum meets Possum Magic! It was also great to have her long-time mentor there, Belle Alderman.

WINNER – Royal Zoological Society of NSW, Whitley Young Naturalist Award

The Whitley Awards for books published on the fauna of Australasia during 2016/17 were presented at a ceremony at the Australian Museum, Sydney on 4th October 2017. What a highlight receiving this award under a giant whale skeleton, for Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks. Such a great accolade from Gina’s scientific peers and lovely to have her two kids there with her.

WINNER – ACT Writing and Publishing Award Children’s Book of the Year

What a way to end the year, her third award for Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks. She is proud to have received the ACT Writing and Publishing Children’s Book 2017 Award in her home town of Canberra. It’s so heartening to know that Aussie Wildlife are still captivating the crowd! Thanks again to the brilliant team at NLA for helping Gina to make such an amazing kid’s book! Really looking forward to the next one….

Amazing Animals Shortlisted for the 2017 Environment Award!

Gina is excited to announce that Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks has been shortlisted for the 2017 Environment Award for Children’s Literature by the Wilderness Society, in the non-fiction category. Gina is over the moon that her book has received such a wonderful commendation. YAY!

“The Environment Award for Children’s Literature is presented annually to fiction and nonfiction books that ‘foster a love of wild places and wildlife in young Australians’ and ‘encourage a sense of responsibility for our natural world’. Our shortlist for the 2017 Environment Award for Children’s Literature features wonderfully illustrated picture fiction, adventurous tales with conservation hijinks, and fact-filled nonfiction books that will feed children’s curiosity.”

The winner will be announced on 12 August at an event at The Little Bookroom in Melbourne.

Read more about the shortlist and the Environment Award for Children’s Literature here.

Amazing Animals has been shortlisted again!

Gina’s Amazing Animals Shortlisted for CBCA’s Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

Gina is thrilled to have been shortlisted for Children’s Book Council of Australia’s (CBCA) Eve Pownall Award for Information Books! She would like to congratulate all of the other shortlisted authors, illustrators and publishers for receiving this wonderful recognition and thanks CBCA for their acknowledgement of her work. Gina and her publisher, National Library of Australia, are excited to be part of such an excellent group of works!

CBCA 2017 Shortlist:

About the book and Gina’s publisher:

More info on author and writing process:

Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks



Gina's new book

Your invitation to the launch of Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks


Amazing Animals Book Launch

Amazing Animals Book Launch Invitation

Gina is excited to announce the release of her new book, Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks! Please join her at the launch – she would love to see you and your families there!

Where:   Australian Libray Information Association (ALIA) House, 9 Napier Close, Deakin, ACT

(Parking available behind building)

When: Monday 17 October, 5:30-7pm

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event!