I am available to present talks at schools, especially during Children’s Book Week in August – publishing deadlines permitting! I am also available for conferences, literary festivals, book signings and other literary events.

For bookings, please contact me at

Below are some of the events I am involved in this year.


May 2017

Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Celebrate Story Creators Night


Featuring some of Canberra’s CBCA award-winning authors and illustrators, including Emma Allen, Anthony Hill, Gina Newton and Stephanie Owen Reeder

When: 18 May

Where: Girls Grammar School, Deakin ACT



June 2017

SCBWI ACT:  Building Your Story

Join me and a host of other fabulous SCBWI authors and illustrators for a discussion on the delights and challenges of structuring your narrative through text and illustrations.

When: Tuesday, 20 June, from 5.30 to 9

Where: ALIA House, Deakin, ACT




October 2017

Literary Lounge: Animals in Children’s Literature

An ‘in conversation’ evening with children’s history author Stephanie Owen Reeder

When: 26 October

Where: Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street Greenway ACT