Choose to make a difference
My work is all about inspiring kids to play an active part of their world. Whether I’m writing fiction or non-fiction, my focus is on empowering our next generation of science-savvy citizens.
If you have any questions or would just like to say hi, I’d love to hear from you.
Books that make you part of something bigger
My books invite you to join the party. They’re about adventure, friendship, family, nature, science and technology. They’re about our world and creating our place in it.
I’m passionate about literacy and scientific literacy, and have multiple fiction and non-fiction children’s books published in Australia and overseas, including:
- ZEROES AND ONES (Notable Book, CBCA 2019; Shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2019);
- OFF THE TRACK (Shortlisted Wilderness Society’s Environment Prize 2019); and
- TO THE LIGHTHOUSE (Shortlisted WAYRBA 2019).
Books that blend science with wonder
I have degrees in biotechnology and science communication and I’m a past editor of Scientriffic, CERN’s iSGTW, and Scitech’s Particle.
I’ve worked as a science communicator for nearly 20 years across six countries. I’ve been a science circus performer, garbage analyst, museum writer, and atom-smashing reporter at CERN, but my all-time favourite job is working with kids to embrace the intersection between science, technology and creativity.
I’m a dynamic, enthusiastic and interactive presenter.
I’m based in sunny Perth, Western Australia. I sometimes teach at Curtin University, and I’m always working on my next book.
Give a kid a book for their next birthday. It won’t break, it’s not plastic, and it will open their mind to new worlds and new ideas.
Spreading the love
Thank you so much to everyone who takes time to post a review… It means so much to read your words and be part of your book journey.
THANK YOU for taking the time to review my books and help spread the word!
Play, learn, create
Check out these great classroom ideas for inspiring kids to explore science, creativity and literature, developed with teachers in mind. Most are based on my books.
Let’s work together!
Whether it’s an e-visit, an online workshop, a virtual Q&A or something else entirely, I’d love to talk about ways I can help you inspire your students and bring the science-and-tech va-voom to your next event.
* STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
** STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths
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