About

Hello!

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Thanks for popping over. This is me, at least this was me when I was five years old and living in London.

This is me now, 47 years later and living on the Surf Coast in Victoria Australia.

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Born in Nigeria, Africa, I lived in Cornwall, UK until the age of ten. I then came with my family to live in Australia. I went to school in Ballarat, moved to Melbourne as an adult and ended up on the Surf Coast where I live now. Moving to the Surf Coast must have unlocked my creativity as this is where I began to write.

Mostly I write rhyming poems for children with many of them having been published in The School Magazine. I also write picture books. One published with Walker Books Australia and 6 in the pipeline. 1 with Scholastic, 2 with Walker Books and 3 with Larrikin House.

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The Croc and Platypus was published in 2014 (Walker Books) and was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards, 5 to 8 years category in 2015. It was reissued with a new cover in January 2019.

Road Trip (to be published by Walker Books in 2021) is being illustrated by the wonderful Lesley Vamos

2019 is proving to be a fabulous year as I have also been awarded a May Gibbs Creative Time Residential Fellowship this a dream come true and one for which I am truly thankful.

To see where else I’ve been published you can go here.

Thanks again for popping by and do have a look around, there’s lots on offer especially if you, like me, enjoy writing in rhyme.

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