Spark. Wow, this was a book to make. This is my first real sort of serious-ish book but it was actually a lot of fun to create!

This was partly because when I wrote it I was thinking about my Grandmother, who also wrote children’s books.

It was also because I have never seen a book about a fire like this before, so it felt like I was making something truly original.

It was also also because I got to work with Andrew Plant, the illustrator, who I just think is a superstar legend illustrator and champion guy, and we laugh heaps when we hang out, so that was awesome.

On March 1, 2017, I was SO happy o see Spark listed as a notable book in the CBCA Picture Book of the Year category! This was such a thrill. There are two steps to go to win it, but we are in it!

Spark is on the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge List!

Target Age: Primary school level.