The inspirations for my fairy tale-themed books come mainly of course from classic fairy tales, but also from a whole range of lesser-known tales and folklore themes. On this page you’ll find links to articles, interviews and other resources which tell you something about the inspirations behind my fairy tale books and stories. First up is a video interview of me talking about Scarlet in the Snow, followed by links to interviews and articles. At the end of the page, you’ll find a video in which illustrator David Allan and I talk about the inspirations and creation of Two Trickster Tales from Russia.

Interview on the Australian Fairy Tale Society website

Interview on the ‘Book Rat’ blog

Interview on Writer Unboxed about Moonlight and Ashes and Scarlet in the Snow

Teachers’ Notes for The Crystal Heart

Creating on My Way: an article by me and illustrator Simon Howe

Virtual launch for The Snowman’s Wish