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 live in Bargara, a small coastal town in Australia, with my husband and children. I am always writing something – a picture book story, junior fiction, a short story or middle grade novel. I may be short on time to write but never on ideas.
A bit about me
I grew up next to a cemetary in Bundaberg, Australia. That’s a whole other story for another day. 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. When I bought my first house I wrote at night, with a dog at my feet, and finished three young adult novels. They were terrible. But I enjoyed writing every single word.
When I wrote The Green Goggles I knew I’d found my future – writing for children.
In 2016 I released The Green Goggles which I also illustrated. In 2017 Bedtime Bilby was published with illustrations by the uber talented Aurore McLeod.
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