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‘Read it again, please, Mum'

Where’s Lucky?, illustrated by the talented Sandra Severgnini and published by the wonderful team at Little Pink Dog Books, hopped into bookshops in April. Lucky the swamp wallaby was delighted with his copy. It is his story after all!

Where’s Lucky was inspired by the amazing work of Theresa and Tony who run Our Haven Wildlife Shelter from their backyard in Victoria, and is based on Lucky, one of their rascally rescues.

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On Sunday I was honoured to be invited to speak on writing for children at the Brisbane launch of The Bombay Review online literary magazine. Such a fabulous afternoon spent with wonderful people! Thank you, Kaartikeya Bajpai, editor-in-chief, and Mehreen Ahmed for organising this delightful event. 😀💕📚 ... See MoreSee Less

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The winner of the signed copy of Where's Lucky? is @LilyGreenLily with a bid of $200! Thank you so much! 💖A huge thank you to the organisers of the Twitter #AuthorsForFireys appeal and to everyone who donated their books, artwork, time or services, and to all the wonderful people who bid! 🥰💚 ... See MoreSee Less

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New Picture Book- Where's Lucky? - Coming April 2019!

Here I am meeting my muse, Lucky, the swamp wallaby. This photo was taken at Our Haven Wildlife Shelter, Golden Beach, Victoria, on a recent research trip to the shelter. My new picture book, Where’s Lucky?, is based on this adorable little orphaned joey and will be illustrated by the talented Sandra Severgnini and published by Little Pink Dog Books.

Parmesan off to a Galloping Start!

Parmesan off to a Galloping Start!

Fun, food, and fascinators filled Chermside Library’s meeting rooms as friends, family, and visitors helped celebrate the launch of Jacqui Halpin’s humorous new picture book, Parmesan, the Reluctant Racehorse.

Parmesan the Reluctant Racehorse Coming Soon!

Parmesan the Reluctant Racehorse Coming Soon!

Exciting News! Jacqui’s first picture book, Parmesan the Reluctant Racehorse, illustrated by John Phillips, was published in September 2017 by Little Pink Dog Books.

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