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Developing empathy for difference

30 Mar

The Australian School Library Association has published an article of mine. See how teachers can use my books to the advantage of their students and to comply with the Australian Curriculum.

DIY Publishing

9 Apr

My book Little People Big Lives was published in 2013. I self-published it because the big publishers wouldn’t take it on. The topic is too unusual ­and not good for sales! The book profiles people who are short-statured (little people) and provides information about dwarfism. While I was going through the process of publishing the […]

A world of difference

18 Aug

  ARTICLE published in LINK DISABILITY MAGAZINE (October 2014) Angelo Olmi was born with achondroplasia, the most common condition of dwarfism. He works in the organic section of the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, where he has no trouble reaching the counter or till because he has undergone surgery to extend the length of his limbs. Olmi […]

Zipzone story

30 Jan

Imagining other worlds Under the massive dome of the La Trobe Reading Room in the Victorian State Library, my ten-year-old granddaughter takes on a new persona – the reader. Choosing a book at random from the shelves, she climbs into one of the wooden swivel chairs, raises the leather-bound desk and places her book onto […]

LITTLE PEOPLE: BIG LIVES

3 Aug

My new book features renowned British actor Warwick Davis. It is a collection of stories about people living with dwarfism. Many of them belong to Short Statured People of Australia, whose president Meredith Young agrees with Warwick that this book conveys a positive message about people living with a physical difference. The book also contains […]

2 of Us – Graci and Oliver Lynch

2 Feb

2 of Us – Fairfax Media – Good Weekend magazine 2 February 2013   GRACI AND OLIVER US-born Graci Lynch, 30, met her husband Oliver, 33, on the internet.  After a long courtship, they married and now live in Melbourne. They both have Achondroplasia, a type of dwarfism, and together face the daily challenge of living […]