About

I love that being an author inspires others to write. Whether it be children who have met me at a storytime session, or adults who’ve dreamed of writing but never got around to giving it a go. It’s a buzz to be able to support and encourage creativity. Life would be terribly dull without it.

I published my first children’s picture book, The Green Goggles, in 2016, followed by Bedtime Bilby in 2017, with a donation going towards Save the Bilby Fund from every purchase. Bedtime Bilby was illustrated by the uber talented Aurore McLeod. My books have themes that can be explored in the classroom or at home for craft or outdoor play.

A bit about me

I grew up next to a cemetary in Bundaberg, Australia. That’s a whole other story. As a child I studied art at the Woodrow Art School and loved horseriding and tennis. I was never ambitious or confident so I spent twenty years in jobs that weren’t creative. I always painted and wrote but only as a hobby. After I had children I fell in love with a new genre – writing for children!

I live in Bargara, a small coastal town in Australia, with my husband and children, and Buster the dog and Windermere the cat.

Meredith and Cohen 2017 The hummock
The Hummock is a dormant volcano between Bargara and Bundaberg.  The kids like to visit and climb the lookout rock.

 

Kris and Cohen at work (home)
At home with Cohen

Random Facts about Kris

I’ve been piranha fishing in Brazil
I rode a mountain bike down Death Road in Bolivia
I won the 2016 BAFA for the digital art category
I like sponge cake with jam and cream
I love swing seats

 

 

Memberships:

  • Bundaberg Writers’ Club
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
  • The Children’s Book Council of Australia
  • Queensland Writers’ Centre
  • The Centre For Children’s Literature – Booklinks
  • Australian Society of Authors
  • Australian Publishers Association

For Artist’s CV or Media information please contact Kris

 

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