Welcome to my website.
I'm an author of books for kids, teenagers and adults. I love creating stories because I think it's the best way of exploring the world, living other lives, and finding out the truth about how I think and feel. I love reading for the same reason. That's why I'm also a Love to Read Ambassador, a Victorian Premiers' Reading Ambassador, an International BookGiving Day ambassador and a Books in Homes Role Model.
The first two of the Rainbow Street Animal Shelter series have just been released in paperback by Square Fish. I love these photographic covers: the animals are just perfect for the ones I've written! See more about them on the Rainbow Street page or click on their covers to go to the publisher or buy now.
Rescue on Nim's Island is now out in the USA! Buy now.
It's also been shortlisted for The Australian Environment Award for Children's Literature. Come and join me to hear the winning announcement and celebrate all the shortlisted books at the Little Bookroom, on 28 July. Book here (Free)
Peeling the Onion has turned 18 - and has become an e book! Read it now
See the Return to Nim's Island trailer here!
Hear how Jodie Foster got into reading with Nim's Island.