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I had the pleasure of being interviewed by fellow children's author Josh Langley in his excellent show "Josh Langley Gets to Know". We chatted about my latest book, Rain Shaker, and about why it's important to talk about environmental issues with kids. We also discussed the state of kid's mental health and the uncertainly they face for the future, especially for teens and young adults.

Chasing Rainbows Part Two – The Visualist

So as promised the second part of my look at one of Big Sky Publishing’s latest picture books – Chasing Rainbows; a sweet story about siblings trying to catch a rainbow and find that rainbow magic. During their journey, they find out a lot of things and discover something incredible. This time we will discover more […]

Ocean Devotion
Out now!

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.

Global Issues

It was the 18th March and I was in the middle of trying to sort out flights home from the UK before the borders closed in the height of the COVID-19 drama when I got an email from my illustrator Melissa Salvarani who wrote saying she’d finished writing a new book that talks about everyday situations in which we use our hands, everything we touch and the bacteria that live on the palms of the hands...… manually done, so Read More »

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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.

Author with a Fresh Perspective

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.

Elizabeth believes that our young people can help us understand our world and so her stories all start by exploring the word from a child’s perspective; that is to say that by taking a child’s view on a certain topic there becomes a ‘way in’ to new perspectives and a fresh way of seeing the world and the role of others in it. Elizabeth’s books are there to help children and adults alike find a way into new modes of thinking and new perspectives.

Educator and Speaker

Elizabeth’s love of literature inspires her students. From classroom book nooks to school theatre productions to school visits and writing workshops, Elizabeth is passionate about helping children and adults find their creative spark. Her students are encouraged to explore their own creative ideas and to learn new ideas along the way. Elizabeth believes that there is always an innovative way to look at the familiar and that we can all learn and grow no matter how old we are or where we are in our journey of knowledge.

Advocate for Mental Health and Environmental Awareness

Elizabeth’s background in psychology has driven her work in the area of mental health; particularly for young people. Elizabeth is regularly in demand to consult on family mental health matters, speaking internationally and locally at conferences as well as in private engagements.

Elizabeth’s love of nature led her to become an active and outspoken promoter of environmental issues; both through her writings and through her teaching. Eliziabeth believes that the need to raise awareness and to demonstrate the principles of environmental activism are fundamental in the creation of a sustainable world for the future.