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I am an award-winning author who has a passion for the environment, animals and social justice. My picture books engage readers and help to create a generation of thoughtful, committed and compassionate individuals. Scroll down to learn more about my books and to keep up-to-date with what I am up to on Instagram and both my Tusk Books and author Facebook pages.



Listen. And you will hear the voices of Ancestors. Speaking to us.
Guiding us. Leading us on the path to knowledge of culture, of Country.
To reconciliation. Listen.

Co-authored by Nicole Godwin and Wiradjuri man, Duncan Smith OAM, Listen encourages the reader to reflect on the importance of listening and truth-telling in response to Australia's complex history.

Published by Wild Dog Books, Listen includes exquisite artwork from acclaimed artist, Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung man, Jandamarra Cadd.


Magpie has one job, one desire, one purpose: KEEP THE EGGS SAFE.

Always on alert for danger, will Magpie’s determination be enough when rock-carrying intruders arrive?

Why do magpies swoop and why do we have such a fascination with them? Discover more about these clever and cheeky songbirds through this delightful book.

Published by CSIRO publishing and featuring beautiful illustrations from Suzannah Crispe, this book will have you reminiscing about your spring encounters with your local maggie.


We Are Australians

We Are Australians, explores what it truly means to be an Australian citizen. Co-authored by Nicole Godwin and Wiradjuri man, Duncan Smith OAM, this book reflects on our rich First Nations history and encourages readers to walk forward together, stamping our feet to wake up the ancestors and listening deeply to stories. To points of view. To Country.

Published by Wild Dog Books, We Are Australians includes exquisite artwork from acclaimed artist, Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung man, Jandamarra Cadd, this book is a feast for the eyes as well as the soul.



What happens when a jellyfish falls in love with a plastic bag? He is big and strong, and so very brave, but hides a dangerous truth.

Nicole and Christopher Nielsen join forces in this cautionary conservation tale about protecting our oceans.

Published by Walker Books Australia, Jelly-Boy has been lists as a Notable book in the 2021 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards and also won the Conservation Awareness for Children category of the Whitley Awards, bestowed by the Zoological Society of NSW.



Join Billie as she searches for the biggest wave in the ocean. In her travels she encounters problems such as huge driftnets, ocean pollution and dolphins in captivity.

This eye-opening story draws attention to the human-made perils for dolphins and other marine wildlife and highlights the urgent need for us to act now to protect and conserve our oceans.

Billie was the winner of the children's category in the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards 2019.

You can also visit the Tusk Books website to purchase Billie and get a sneak peak at some of the pages.




Little Ella the elephant dreams of seeing her mum once again. But can she escape? Is she even brave enough to try? Join baby Ella on her heart–wrenching quest for freedom, happiness and love.

This captivating picture book provides a glimpse into the lives of elephants being used in the tourism industry. A story that helps plant seeds of compassion for animals, it also highlights our planet’s desperate need for conservation.

You can learn more and purchase Ella from the Tusk Books Website.


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