I have always loved stories. As a child I read as much as possible – on car trips, at the beach, late at night. I didn't like going anywhere without a book, something that has never changed! I grew up in a house filled with books and I read all of them, but my favourites always had an element of fantasy. Oz, Narnia and Middle Earth were places I visited many times. When I had children of my own and reading stories led into writing stories, it was almost inevitable that magic would creep into my own writing.
Before I was a writer, I was a scientist and spent several years studying colour vision at the University of California at Berkeley. It's not as much of a change as it might seem. Both writing and sciences are occupations require imagination, curiosity and a healthy dose of what if...
I am currently writing book three of the Chitten Adventures. The first two adventures, Milly and the Chittens and Chittens in Trouble are available as both print books and ebooks.
I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my husband, three children and an excitable Irish terrier called Finn. I write full-time – when I'm not reading, that is.
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Chittens in Trouble
In this fast and funny sequel to Milly and the Chittens, a rubbish strike, a visiting mega-star and a band of sneaky chitten-thieves spell disaster for Milly and her friends. When Milly calls on Mama Griffin and her hungry flock for help, things only go from bad to worse. Soon an overload of super-fertilising griffin poo has turned the city into a jungle, and everyone thinks Milly's to blame.
Milly and the Chittens
Milly McGinty's bedroom is a disaster. Who knows what lurks beneath the dirty clothes and discarded toys? But when Mum goes on a cleaning rampage, Milly discovers that the chaos is hiding an even bigger surprise: a trio of mysterious creatures. Now Milly must convince Mum that mess is best, or her new friends will have to go...
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