- Author and illustrator of Toffee books
I was brought up in
the countryside and introduced to nature at a very early age.
Having the Pentland hills on our doorstep, I have wonderful memories
of countless family adventures in and around the countryside.
Both my parents were art teachers and encouraged me to be creative throughout
both my childhood and as an adult.
I trained as a graphic designer in Edinburgh before moving to Perthshire
with my husband David and our 3 children, David, Jasmine and Samuel.
We are fortunate to have a cottage in the beautiful Perthshire countryside
where we have a herd of Highland cattle that graze nextdoor to our garden.
It was watching the young calves playing,one spring, that inspired me
to write about a Highland cow.
I wanted to introduce children to the Scottish countryside and wildlife
(some of which is endangered), in a fun and educational way- using brightly
coloured, simple illustrations and stories which children are attracted
My husband and I created the Toffee website so that children, parents
and grandparents can find out more about Scottish animals and wildlife
and have fun being creative themselves.
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