Where Do My Stories Come From?



One of the most consistent questions that teachers and students ask me, is where do my stories come from? Like Poppyseed in my Jack books I have always been "a storytellin woman". Since I was an only child before my two sisters came along, I had an active imagination and many imaginary friends to play with.

But my stories have also been stimulated and encouraged by two main sources. In the next section you can explore the people, places and creatures that have influenced me as an author and an illustrator.

With a friend on a visit to Africa in 1997.

Visiting some students in an Australian School.




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