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Illustration and Puppets

Winner in the 2019 Northern Lights Book Awards!

I just found out Message in A Sock has won another award!

2019 Northern Lights Book Awards  – Winner in the Historical category – for children

How exciting! It’s such an honour to be recognised. I’m also looking forward to more stickers on our books!

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Book Week 2019

I had a fantastic Book Week at Yolla District School. There were animals on display in the school hall; a sheep and her lambs, chickens and rabbits!

I was positioned amongst all the wonderful book week exhibits, and got to watch the book parade too. I did workshops with Kindy and Grades 3, 4, 6,7 and 8.

Library Workshop

Two wonderful workshops at Penrith Library.

Fox and Moonbeam movable puppet workshop and Storyboard Collage Workshop.

 

 

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Shortlisted for the Premier’s History Awards

I can now reveal that ‘Message In a Sock’ has been shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s History Award in the ‘Young People’s History Prize’! I am so excited! We get these lovely silver stickers on our books now too! Congratulations on all those shortlisted!

 

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Narelda_joy.jpg At the awards night State Library of NSW – courtesy of photographer Joy Lai.

My hats find a home!

My Madhatter’s Tea Party hat and giant Cappuccino Hat have found a permanent and loving home at Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum and Tearooms at Leura.

These hats received considerable media coverage at The Melbourne Cup and at Randwick Racecourse, also winning the Crazy Hat Competition.

The museum is well worth a visit when you are in the area with some stunning examples of Teapots and relevant paraphernalia.

You can find more information about the museum at http://www.bygonebeautys.com.au.

I’m pictured with Maurice Cooper OAM who is the owner of the museum.

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Message in a Sock Shortlisted!

Message in a Sock has been shortlisted for the West Australian Readers’ Award! What an unexpected surprise, and next to some big names like Shaun Tan and Pig the Pug!

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Book Week 2018

Thank you to the wonderful staff and students at Love of Learning ELC for having me… oops I mean “Moonbeam” the rabbit.. for Book Week 2018! I was especially lucky to be able to sit on a toadstool for reading time!

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Message in a Sock Book Launch

I launched my new picture book Message in a Sock at the National Wool Museum in Geelong, Victoria. I finally met the author Kaye Baille, and Anna Solding, the editor of MIdnightSun Publishing.

It was a huge turn out, volunteers had made red crochet poppies, and Anzac Biscuits were served. The museum is so interesting, the staff welcoming and the historical building a great location for the book launch.

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Premier’s Reading Challenge List 2018!

I just heard some amazing news! Fox and Moonbeam has been selected for the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge for 2018! I hope children everywhere enjoy reading it for the Premier’s Challenge!

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Fox and Moonbeam Launch

I had a fun afternoon at the launch of Fox and Moonbeam. We made Fox and Moonbeam masks and the kids got to explore Springwood Library answering questions to the Forest Forage quiz. Thanks to everyone who attended to make it such a fun afternoon.