And Now Today

I am one of the International Consultants for a new e-journal, First Opinions, Second Reaction, that comes from Purdue University reviewing contemporary children’s and young adult literature through various thematic and contextual lenses. I hold a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature. See my graduation photos. And I am, along with my good friend Susanne Gervay, Co-Regional Advisor (Australia and New Zealand) of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. And if you want to see some of the latest Australian kids books that I like then check out my blog newkidsbooksinoz. In 2011 I was elected to the International Advisory Board for the SCBWI – a position I feel very privileged to hold.

And lastly …

I still live in Sydney with my wife. See a photo no one ever thought would happen. Although the single storey terrace has grown upwards.