As a child my favourite book was ... Animation by Preston Blair. It was my sister’s and I stole it. I still have it to this day. There is no way she is getting it back.
Before I was an illustrator I ... was a frustrated Print Account Manager, scrapbooking wholesale company director and strawberry picker once upon a time, supporting my creative addiction. I love my job now.
Describe The Bush Santa in one sentence: He’s my own jolly endearing, red cheeked, cuddly Christmas spirit of the Australian bush ... and fluffy, to whom I affectionately refer to as Koala Claus.
My favourite place to illustrate is ... the couch for drawing, or the coffee shop. People bring me coffee there! Drawing board for painting – sacred space, mess in one place. Lots of mess, it’s glorious.
My favourite place to curl up with a book is ... Bed, always. Warm and toasty, quiet time to myself.
A practical and reassuring picture book that teaches children about bushfires and what action they can take to be smart and prepared, not scard.