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So That’s What’s Happening! released in USA

17 July 2018

On June 26, So That’s What’s Happening! was released by Amazon USA as well as several other international on-line sellers.   First indications are that it has been well received and is selling steadily.

I have also been notified that a number of lending libraries in the USA have purchased copies.

We are pleased to see So That’s What’s Happening! selling well overseas, and have received interest in the next title in the series, to be released later this year.


Next Door’s Dog Has a Job hits number one

16 July 2018

During July, Next Door’s Dog Has a Job has constantly hit the number one spot on the Booktopia Bestseller list in its category.   We are thrilled with this result, as well as with the reviews and feedback we are receiving from families, kindergartens, schools and the disability sector.   It seems that the children love learning about Bailey, and the jobs he does to look after Kate.

Additionally,  the book is in the top two hundred in the general illustrated children’s category, which consists of some 30,000 plus titles.   Thank you to all who have purchased.

Another book in the series is due to be released (New Holland Publishers) late this year.

Book Release: Next Door’s Dog Has A Job

2 April 2018

Today Next Door’s Dog Has A Job was released!   It’s my second book with New Holland Publishers, and a big thank you to their team for such a wonderful result.  Many thanks of course to illustrator Vivienne da Silva for her gorgeous and insightful illustrations.   This is her first picture book and the result is stunning.

Interest from schools, kindergartens, disability groups and of course dog lovers has been high and thank you to all who have enquired and ordered the book.   Dogs and their roles in modern society is a topic I feel strongly about, in case that isn’t obvious!

Please take a look at the BOOK section of this site if you would like more information.

Book Release: So That’s What’s Happening!

18 January 2018

On January 18th, 2018 my first book with New Holland Publishers was released!   I couldn’t wait to see it, and was so thrilled with the quality and presentation by the publisher.

I feel extremely fortunate that internationally acclaimed Alex Mankiewicz was keen to illustrate So That’s What’s Happening! and I believe her illustrations are nothing short of brilliant for the intended age group and this sometimes tricky topic.

I’ve been pleased to see Booktopia featuring the book regularly on the msn website.

The interest by schools in using the book as an adjunct to the health curriculum has been high, and sales in Australia so far have ranged from schools in major cities to tiny remote schools with a handful of students.  We even received an order for a dozen copies from the furthest location of Australian territory (with the exception of the AAT)  – Christmas Island!

Thanks everyone for all the interest, much appreciated!

A “companion” book, also with New Holland Publishers and to be illustrated by Alex Mankiewicz, is scheduled for release later this year.

Please take a look at the BOOK section of this site if you would like more information about So That’s What’s Happening!