About

I live under a creative curse. Ideas for stories, images for characters, or a colourful pattern will pop into my mind, usually at an inconvenient time (because that’s how curses work). So I write, illustrate and design whenever I can.

I grew up next to a cemetary in Bundaberg, Australia. As a child I studied art at the Woodrow Art School and loved horseriding and tennis. When I grew up I performed ‘suitable’ work. It took me a long time to embrace creativity as a career.

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.

I’m studying Creative and Critical Writing at USQ, freelance as a graphic designer, and am an Arts and Cultural Ambassador for Bundaberg Regional Council.

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

Kris and Cohen at work (home)

Random Facts

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 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

 

DSC09378

Save