About

Elizabeth is a Sydney based author and poet. Her works often reflect the world from the perspective of those who are marginalised, misunderstood or simply unheard. Elizabeth’s picture book series, Elephant in the Room raises family and mental health topics. Elizabeth is an award winning poet and regularly presents on storytelling as well family and mental health issues both here in Australia and and internationally.

 

Find out about the latest news and books, browse the online galleries of the wonderful Johanna Roberts and Bronte Goodieson who illustrate my children’s books.

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Books

All Verityville books $9.99 RRP (Aus). Available at my bookstore.

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Just Released

Dinner on the Doorstep: SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE $9.99 (Aus)

Illustrations by Bronte Goodiesondinner-table‘So much food!’

Dinner on the Doorstep (2017)

A stay in hospital is never easy, especially if you are the one who usually looks after everyone. Who will cook and care for the family? Who will keep the adults company? The presence of a supportive community is uplifting and the smallest gesture of kindness can make a positive difference in another’s life. Dinner on the Doorstep is a celebration of community support through the eyes of a young child. This joyful story takes the reader through the week in the family’s life when mum is in hospital. Friends and neighbours naturally want to help. They may not be able to make them better but they can help to alleviate the stress by doing the small things to show they care. The reader is encouraged to consider that the message of the story reaches far beyond the final pages. In this way there is a second layer of meaning allowing those going through long term care of a loved one to construct their own ending and to be able to platform relevant conversations with young children about what long term illness means.

The Brave Lady Lifeguard (Spring 2017)

 Meet Fiona, a lifeguard. She keeps everyone safe on her beach. Discover her resilience and strength and how she came to be brave and strong all day long.

Brave and Strong All Day Long is based on real life lifeguard Fiona. She is an inspiring female role model and a true champion of gender equality in action. Enjoying the stunning oceans and beaches is very much part of an Australian lifestyle Having grown up near the beach, Fiona now works as a lifeguard on Sydney’s Eastern beaches for Randwick Council. Fiona’s in-depth knowledge of the local coast and the surf has enabled her to keep peoples safe and save lives during her years as a lifeguard, cutting out a successful and highly regarded career in a traditionally male sector. The notoriously dangerous rips and shore dumps that occur seasonally require strength of mind and body and a selfless quick-thinking response when danger is at hand. Public safety and understanding of the surf are important considerations for all local government councils in charge of coastal areas and the rigour of training and standards of their lifeguards are testament to this.

Upcoming Titles

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Poetry

Legacy
Love by the Hour – The Escorted Heart
At The End Of The Phone
In Loving Memory Of A Dear Friend
Down Here at Coogee Beach
The Garbage Guy
Eddie
The Exam Season
Nina
Billy
Mrs T And The Magic Pencil
Where Are The Homeless Tonight? (The Lindt Siege Tribute)

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