The Convoluted Key

ISBN: Print: 9780992443863 | EPUB: 9780992443849

The Convoluted Key is the first book in my brand new middle grade series, Draconian Rules. It’s available in print and ebook from most online book retailers, including Angus & Robertson and Book Depository. More details and other store options are here.

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I Own All the Blue

“Pink is a flamingo colour. Blue is for bowerbirds.”

Join bowerbird and his friends in a colourful tale of mayhem as they experience a world where entitlement is taken to the extreme.

Ideal as a discussion-starter story for exploring society’s expectations, generalisations, privilege, and the value of sharing.

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I Own All the Blue is available in paperback from many online bookstores. ISBN 9780992443825

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I Own All the Blue – Release Date Announced

I Own All the Blue

I Own All the Blue will be available as a paperback book from the 13th of June 2018.

This picture book for ages four to seven tells the story of a bowerbird who refuses to share the colour blue. Bowerbird’s greed and sense of entitlement has a domino effect as the other animals race to claim colours for themselves. Mixing the colours could lead to disaster as one animal stands to inherit it all… unless everyone learns to share.

I Own All the Blue is a Modern Fable

As a parent, I’ve noticed with surprise how vehement children are about enforcing certain conventions of our society, such as which colours and styles of clothing are allowed to be worn by boys and which are exclusively for girls.

I Own All the Blue is a tongue-in-cheek challenge to the idea that specific colours are exclusively for specific groups. It’s a book that promotes sharing, and I hope it will help to generate a little bit of thinking and questioning of some of the strange rules we enforce on each other for no real reason.

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I know how frustrating it is to pick up a children’s book that looks promising only to find that the last page goes against your principles. Or trying to gauge the content from a brief Look Inside on Amazon. So I know and understand that you want to vet the entire book before you invest in it.

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Extract from Madison Lane and the Wand of Rasputin

Listen to me reading an extract from the first chapter of Madison Lane and the Wand of Rasputin. Turn up your speakers 🙂

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