Amanda loves stories, books, writing and children. She’s thrown them all into the air (Warning: if you do this, don’t stand underneath when they land) this mix has given her the perfect combination to be a passionate children’s book author. So far being an actress has been Amanda’s favourite career, she knows that writing stories for children will be her next new favourite.
Amanda writes a range of picture books; some tackle serious issues with a strong message, others spark curiosity and encourage children to believe in themselves. She also writes whimsical stories that inspire children to use their imaginations and is currently creating her own fairy-tale collection.
Currently working on writing and illustrating her next children’s picture book, Kathy has a Master of Arts Degree in Children’s Book Illustration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) in Children’s Literature and Creative Writing. She has written and illustrated numerous children’s books and has been published by Oxford University Press, Reed International, Christmas Press, Little Pink Dog Books and other international publishers and organisations. Many of her children’s picture books have won awards.