I am an illustrator and writer, and I live in Melbourne, which is down at the bottom, right hand corner of Australia. I have been writing and illustrating books for more than 20 years, I have written 13 books, and illustrated more than 80. I like tea and chocolate. My parents met in the belfry of a church. I have been bitten by both an Arctic Skua and an Antarctic Skua and I have had my lunch stolen by an emu. I have a fat cat who shouts at me when I sleep too late in the morning.