I was commissioned by Fremantle Press to produce a series of illustrations for Paula Hayes’ novel Lily in The Mirror. It’s a wonderful gothic horror tale for young readers exploring family, hope and magic! The illustrations and story featured as a serial for nine weeks in the ED! section of The West Australian.
“I have started this journal in the hope that something interesting and supernatural will happen to me but I fear this is unlikely. I am not an orphan and I do not live in a cupboard under the staircase. We do have a staircase cupboard – it is full of gumboots and old newspapers but I don’t live in it and I have parents, two of them. Alive. And they both love me. A lot.”
“Okay, my hand is shaking. It is literally shaking. I have found something. It took me a while to work out exactly what it was I found, because it was hiding under old letters and cards in an old chocolate tin. When I began to have a suspicion about what it was, I did not want to touch it.”
“SILLY LILY, DON’T DILLY DALLY INTO THE MIRROR YOU GO SILLY LILY, DON’T DILLY DALLY STAY THERE AND NEVER GROW”