Mr Darcy and the Christmas Pudding

Mr Darcy is back in time for Christmas!  The third in Alex Field’s series (illustrated by me!) introduces the slightly sinister Mr Collins (the cat), who would like a piece of the pudding, and perhaps a piece of Maria the mouse as well.  Here’s an interview I conducted with Santa about the book.


Drawing and painting George the bear

Hi there.  Here’s a little video of me drawing and painting George the bear from Oliver and George.

Get Reading and Tour Dates!

It’s time to Get Reading!

The Get Reading campaign kicks off today and I’m honoured to have one of my books, The Children Who Loved Books, selected as one of the Top 50 Books You Can’t Put Down as part of the campaign.   Look… there’s even a fancy sticker on the cover!

Get Reading cover

Now as if August wasn’t busy enough with Book Week and everything else inbetween, September is going to be just as hectic (and fun).  See if you can catch me somewhere (although the school visits are just for kids in those schools – not public).


Monday 2nd Sep    Mapleton State School

Tuesday 3rd Sep    St Agatha’s, Clayfield

Thursday 5th Sep  St Agatha’s Clayfield

Friday 6th Sep  Lucas Heights Community School, Sydney

Saturday 7th Sep 10:30am  Wannabees, Frenchs Forest, Sydney

12:30am  Warringah Literary Festival


Monday 9th Sep   Story Arts Festival, Ipswich

Tuesday 10th Sep   Story Arts Festival, Ipswich

Thursday 12th Sep   St Peter’s, Indooroopilly


Tuesday 17th Sep   Siena Catholic College, Sunshine Coast

Thursday 19th Sep   Siena Catholic College, Sunshine Coast

Friday 20th Sep  St Francis of Assisi, Melbourne  (GET READING EVENT)


Monday 23rd Sep   Nambour Library illustration workshop (start of the school holidays in Qld)


Monday 30th Sep   State Library of NSW illustration workshop (GET READING EVENT)