Mandy holds a Bachelor of Design specialising in Illustration from the University of South Australia. In 2009 she discovered a passion for illustration - in children's books. Contacted by major publisher, Hachette Australia, her first picture book was an Australian version of 'The Wheels on the Bus' completed in just over 8 weeks. A stickler for meeting deadlines, consequently she frequently looks like this pelican....
Now with 15 children's picture books and a number of privately commissioned books to date, storytelling through illustration is what she thrives on most - she is currently writing her first book as author and illustrator. She also loves being able to share her passion for books and illustration throughout schools during the year with workshops and highly engaging presentations.
She is represented by Literary Booking Agent, Carole Carroll.
In between books she swaps hats, designs giftware ranges utilising her quirky Australian characters, develops logos and corporate material and builds and manages customised websites for clients.