Australian wildlife picture story books
Now available as Glossy Paper Book and Flip Book Download !!!
I have lots of exciting news to tell you!
Following the success of my first two children’s books – “Cassy’s Tale” and “Where is Croaky?” – I am pleased to announce the creation of evabooks, which will be the imprint for further publications. I am also proud to announce, that all my books are Australian Made and Owned!
Readers will now be able to purchase both existing and future books online, as Glossy Paper Book and Flip Book Download.
For those who don’t already know me, here’s a brief summary of who I am – and what makes me tick!
I live in beautiful Mission Beach in the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland, Australia. The tropical rain forest, it’s animals and plants as well as the ocean and it’s fish life of the coral reef are the inspirations for my books. I like to merge educational facts into my fictional stories, which are all written and illustrated by me. I’m originally from Germany but now I’m a dinky-di Aussie and raised four children in paradise.
My friend Sharon inspired my first book, saying: “Mission Beach needs a book about our endangered cassowaries!” That’s how “Cassy’s Tale” was born! If you don’t already know it, Mission Beach is one of the world’s most important cassowary habitats. Unfortunately cassowaries are a threatened species.
“Cassy’s Tale” begins when Cassy, the cassowary chick, hatches from her egg and follows her adventures and lessons about life she receives from her father as he teaches her about her surroundings, cyclones and how to find food in the forest.
Thankfully, “Cassy’s Tale” became popular and it wasn’t long before local Information centres, book stores and newsagents were stocking the book – and selling out! (By the way, I decided that a percentage of proceeds from Cassy’s Tale would be donated to cassowary conservation groups.)
The success of “Cassy’s Tale” inspired me to release a second book, “Where is Croaky?” which is the tale of a green tree frog looking for his friend. My story was inspired by a real encounter of green tree frogs living behind hanging cooking pots. Another real encounter was a funny experience, where heaps of frogs lived inside a toilet cistern, and thus “Where is Croaky?” was born!
One of the joys of living in the wet tropics is that we share life with some wonderful creatures!
I guess it’s difficult not to get inspired, living where we do!
It’s a great way for children to learn about the environment in which they live and to have the desire to care.
I am having so much fun with my work which resulted in a sum of 10 children books, soon publishing my eleventh book. My third book was “Bobby the Tree Kangaroo.” Not long after that I got back to the drawing board and my fourth book “Nipper the Crocodile” was published, followed by my fifth book “Paddles the Platypus” and my sixth book “Shelly the Sea Turtle”. In 2015 I published two more books which are about the Ulysses butterfly in “Lyssie the Butterfly” and about the kookaburra in “Who is Laughing?” The character’s name “Bluey” of this book was suggested by Bob Irwin on World Cassowary Day in Mission Beach. Not long after, my 9th book “Spikey’s Day Out”, which is about the echidna and “Fuzzy the Koala”, as in my 10th book, followed.
I also have been privileged to have been asked to do book readings at schools and libraries, writing and Illustrating work shops at schools as well as book signings at various places e.g. Angus & Robertson and Collins Booksellers. As you can check out on ‘Media’, my first two existing books made the ‘Bestseller for the month at Collins Booksellers. Check out my radio interviews and newspaper articles there as well.
I have added a video and will add more videos and photos of wildlife. So please keep checking in.
Thank you for your time and I hope you and your children enjoy my books and learn about our beautiful Australian wildlife.