Earlier in the year, I broke my ankle in two places at work. I had just helped to clean up my grandmother's home after being submergered for the second time in the flood in Brisbane. (First time in 1974)
As a result of breaking my ankle, I had the opportunty to sit and write and illustrate my first children's story "Dolphin of Orion". I entered it for publishing in Australia and waited for three months and did not hear a word about it.
One day, I kept seeing Noah's Arch books, at a book store, on Television and it was even mentioned on the radio. That night a did a google search for Noah's Arch books published internationally. Publish America and Bloomsbury in London came up. I contacted both publishers with my manuscript. The next day Bloomsbury contacted me saying that I needed an agent to submit the book and wished me luck. A short time later my mauscript was accepted by Publish America.
My next books in the series have been also accepted and are in the about to be published:
Bats of the Rainforest
Possums of the Alpines
Orangutans of the Jungle
Through the writing process, I have some amazing people that care for animals and the environment. They have been an instrumental part in helping me with accurate information and photos in this series.