Family Dynamics in Australian Picture Books (working title).
Book, Springer Nature – publishing date TBD.

Children’s Literature as an Act of Defiance: My Place and the Rejection of “Eurocentric” Environmental Ideals
Peer reviewed book chapter – to be published 2024.

A Sydney council has banned books with same-sex parents from its libraries. But since when did councils ban books?
Article in The Conversation. Click here to view.

A Victorian bookshop owner has called for ‘a substantial shift’ in ‘woke’ Australian publishing – but we still need diverse books
Article in The Conversation. Click here to view.

Forever and ever: the fig tree and its journey through time in Nadia Wheatley’s My Place
Peer reviewed book chapter, Springer Nature. Click here to view.

Penguin Random House, PEN America, authors and parents sue Florida county for removing books on race and LGBTQ themes
Article in The Conversation. Click here to view.

Guess What? Mem Fox’s children’s book was banned in Florida over ‘nudity’ – but bathing is not a sexual act
Article in The Conversation. Click here to view.

This is not ok
Poem published in Lockdown Poetry: The Covid Long Haul by Liquid Amber Press. Click here to view.

The need for family-diverse picture books
Article in Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) magazine Connections. Click here to view.

What makes a family? The radical portrayal of diverse families in Australian picture books
Peer reviewed article in Gender Forum. Click here to view.

Out of sight: the censoring of family diversity in picture books
Peer reviewed article in TEXT. Click here to view.

Review: Hasina
Book review of children’s novel Hasina from the Through My Eyes series. Available on the series website here.

The magic of Harry Potter for children in care
Peer reviewed book chapter in Transmedia Harry Potter: Essays on storytelling across platforms. Available at McFarland Books here.

I looked at 100 best-selling picture books: female protagonists were largely invisible
Article in The Conversation (also run by SBS). Click here to view.

Eight Australian picture books that celebrate family diversity
Article in The Conversation (also run by ABC News and NITV). Click here to view.

Call me Jane
Short story in Another time, another place. Click here to view.

Don’t label me
Refereed poem in Bukker Tillibul. Click here to view.

This (married) life
Article in The Weekend Australian Review. Click here to view.

Breaktime in Bundoora
Short story in Stamping ground: stories of the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Click here to view.