About Elizabeth

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 internationally.

Out Now!

The Very Bad Thing

The story of recovery from a traumatic event. The Very Bad Thing happened on a bright sunny day. In this picture book, with the sea as a metaphor, a young sailor navigates through a terrible storm. Struggling to keep going, feeling alone and cut off from everyone, the sailor can see there is a place of safety where the Very Bad Thing can not reach them. Unable to go back or move forward the sailor finds the strength to seek help. Help appears, steady and strong, providing the support the sailor needs to face the trauma and move to a life of safety and peace beyond it.

Ocean Devotion

A nonfiction narrative about the plastic island in Hawaii told through the eyes of children. This wordless board book is designed to delight young children with its adorable characters whose love of nature inspires them to take action and save the ocean from pollution.

Books

Coming Soon

Rain Shaker

Register your interest in an exlusive first edition of Rain Shaker?

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Author Services

Author Talks

For Schools

Elizabeth offers one hour, ½ day and full day sessions. With a teaching background and many years of experience, Elizabeth travels internationally sharing her stories and taking part in school and library events. From specialised small group sessions whole class and department and whole school presentations, Elizabeth provides a stimulating and fun environment in which children can enjoy learning and build on their knowledge and understanding.

Please enquire about rates and tailored workshop packages below.

For Kindergartens and child care centres

Elizabeth runs sessions with multiple small group interactive presentations (each running 20-30 mins) designed to suit the very young. With plenty of fun, singing and dancing children will have fun meeting the popular Verityville characters and learning about values such as kindness, resilience and care for the environment in these dynamic sessions.

Presentations

Key-Note – Panel – Professional Development – Advisory & One-on-One Consultations

Elizabeth has been part of numerous scholarly and educational events including the New York Young Child Conference (2018), the ANZAED annual conference (2017) and the International Storytelling Conference in Oxford UK (2016) Visits can be tailored to meet your needs.

Elizabeth is a member of the Australian Society of Authors. Please refer to ASA guide for speakers’ rates.

Contact us for more information on Elizabeth's Author Services.

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On the Blog

COVID Creations: Dinner on the Doorstep: A Story of Kindness in Difficult Times

Excerpt:
Before she got sick Mum always looked after all of us.
She helped the neighbours with their shopping.
She walked her friend Helen’s dog when Helen was at work.
She helped the kids with their homework at Homework Club.
Mum helped everyone until… Mum got sick.
Her throat was sore and she kept coughing.
She had a bad virus….

Rainy Day Post

Today it is has been raining in my town and instead of putting on raincoats and putting up our umbrellas to go to school we are staying in our homes doing our best to help beat the COVID pandemic…

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