Books

I was a happy letter.
I would do art with A and play on the monkey bars with M. But most of the time, I would play alone.

One night, N posted an embarrassing image online. I logged out and went to bed not feeling so happy.

Sometimes things happen online that are difficult for young people to cope with.
It’s up to U! encourages young people to be upstanders and make the online experience a positive one for those around them.

It’s Up to U! is also available at the following retailers:

Amazon | Dymocks | Angus & Robertson | Readings | Wheelers Books | Booktopia | The Book Depository


The Steam Team – Book 1 (Ready for publishing)

Genre: Mystery for middle grade readers

The Steam Team are a group of children who use their special abilities to solve crimes and mysteries. In Book One, Audrey’s newly acquired superpower of bringing her drawings to life, places her friends, her family, and herself in danger as she is drawn into a mystery involving her nemesis, Courtney, and the disappearance of her own artwork. Audrey must call upon her superpower along with the help of her friends and annoying brother to solve the mystery and bring justice to the perpetrators.

The Keyboard Warrior (Ready for publishing)

Genre: Picture Book

One in five young people have been bullied online. Shai is one of the people doing the bullying even though Shai is shy. He’d love to be confident like his friend Con. In the online world, he can be bold and brave… but bold and brave is a problem when it makes other people unhappy.

The Keyboard Warrior is a 600-word picture book for 5–8-year-olds. You may be familiar with other beautiful picture books on the market dealing with online safety, such as It’s Up to U, How we got cyber smart and The Invisible Boy. The Keyboard Warrior is a story with a refreshing twist as it shies away from these other picture books by exploring friendship, self-esteem, cyberbullying, and empathy through creative wordplay rather than specific strategies for being safe online. It is particularly topical where ninety-seven per cent of households in Australia with children aged under 15 years having access to the internet and an average of seven devices per household.

Alexia Dyslexia (Ready for publishing)

Genre: Picture Book

In Australia, 1 in 10 individuals has a learning disability. Eight in 10 individuals with learning disabilities have dyslexia. This equates to at least 2 million Australians with dyslexia. Alexia is one of the 2 million Australians with dyslexia. She can’t read, write or spell. Alexia feels stupid and lazy.

Alexia Dyslexia is a 600-word picture book for 5–8-year-olds. You may be familiar with other picture books confronting dyslexia one word at a time, such as The Alphabet and It’s Called Dyslexia. Alexia Dyslexia is a story that steps inside someone with dyslexia and explores empathy, self-esteem, positivity, and the learning challenges children with dyslexia face.


The Steam Team Book 2

Genre: Mystery for middle grade readers

Stage of development: Planning

The Steam Team Book 3

Genre: Mystery for middle grade readers

Stage of development: Research

The Steam Team Book 4

Genre: Mystery for middle grade readers

Stage of development: Research

The Steam Team Book 5

Genre: Mystery for middle grade readers

Stage of development: Research

The Embeds Trilogy

Genre: Young Adult Sci Fi

Stage of development: Planning

It's Up to U!