"Truth is stranger than fiction" I write children's books, short stories and write articles for a magazine. My first book, Caterpillars in the Kitchen, was released in 2009 and is now in it's second printing. My next book is due for release this year. The illustrator is working on the artwork at the moment. I have two more children's stories "in the bank". I also write for the Tasmanian journal/magazine 40 Degrees South. www.fortysouth.com.au and enter short story competitions. I mainly write for fun, taking my inspiration from life. I like to jot down my little commentaries or observations on life and living. Many of the writings I will post here have quite dark themes, written as therapy during a particularly difficult time in my life and not really intended for sharing.