Come back in time when all the world raced to the gold fields, even cut throats and villains, even friends with a dog like Ratwhiskers.
Or walk with me across a frost slippery paddock to see a calf being born - this is the world of Star Jumps.
Every tool like imagination, innovation, five senses, atmosphere, conflict and pace are used to full effect in children's books. I love writing for children, I am challenged to use the finest words to evoke all the drama I can.
How does a cow scratch its back without fingers?
What would an ice-cream city look like?
Have you ever had a note passed to you in class?
A little snapshot of life grows into a poem! Many poems grow into a collection.
Poems that have been published first in magazines like School Magazine, New South Wales are collected into a book about a certain topic, it might be water, it might be poems about Australia itself.