A disturbing void

A disturbing void

A friend shared a video with me the other day which was quite disturbing. It was a video made by the creators of “Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls” entitled “the Ugly Truth of Children’s books” in which they took a shelf of children’s books and removed all but those...
Ohrid Trout – Odd or Obvious option?

Ohrid Trout – Odd or Obvious option?

When researching all the different countries for My Way Home, I started to notice a trend – that of one (or several) endemic species under siege. While it was important to include characters kids can identify with (and intrinsically like), it was also important to me...
Take it outside.

Take it outside.

We sometimes grieve a little for the childhoods we had and the childhoods kids are experiencing now. Somehow it seemed a safer, less complicated world where kids were kids and there was so much more … freedom somehow. Certainly there was a whole lot more outside...
There’s just no place like home

There’s just no place like home

There’s something about being a kiwi. Growing up on a large-by-pacific-standards but globally little island in the South Pacific. As a kiwi kid, I grew up with the knowledge of two absolute certainties. One, if I ever wanted to experience the world I’d...
Like an Aussie Mix Tape

Like an Aussie Mix Tape

The Australian country page in the personalized kids book My Way Home was first described to our (amazing) illustrator Juan Chavetta as “sort of like an Aussie mix tape’. The conversation went on which gave me an opportunity to clarify; “Ok, then imagine a mash-up...