I apologise folks – our house went on the market and sold a lot faster than we expected, so now we’re having to concentrate all our efforts on finding a new one before we are out on the street…  Will be back when the panic is over.

Thanks everyone for all the good wishes.  We’re heading south on Tuesday to look for a house, and I’ll let you know as soon as we find one.


Fred had his launch on Saturday.  Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera, so I’ll have to wait for some photos from others who were there…but I thought I’d give you a glimpse of the kind of reception he’s getting.

A friend had your book Fearless Fred and the Flood at our connect group the other night, it’s delightful!  Just saw your first book “Fearless Fred and the dragon” too so I’ll order that one too if you have a copy available.  …When I saw your book and now your website I was stoked! I’m going to keep a copy of Fearless Fred and the Flood to read to the rest of my little grandchildren here. I love your poetry and photos too, so creative! Looking at getting your poetry book at a later date.

Thanks Maureen, I really like your book, great verse, good bright pictures, and love the chorus. I just know that Austin will love it, do you know that he already goes around quoting bits of ‘Fearless Fred’ and can finish quotations his mother starts from the book!

Fearless Fred and the Flood. Priceless.  I gave this book to my 3 year old grandson for his birthday. He loved it, loved the rhyming and remembered the words .the illustrations are awesome. I had fond memories of Harry and thought I recognised the red barn and the tractor. Thanks Maureen.

Thanks so much, Maureen! I love it!

If you want your copy, he’s easy to buy both in New Zealand and overseas simply go to my contact button on my home page and I’ll get back to you…

…and in case you don’t already know, the illustrator is Terry Fitzgibbon