Nombulelo and the Moth

Hello and welcome! This is a site dedicated to books: the ones I read and the ones I write.

My picture book, Nombulelo and the Moth, was published in 2016 by Puffin, which has been a dream come true. cropped-nombulelo-and-the-moth.jpg

The illustrator is the wonderful Maja Sereda. Her work is delicate and magical, just what I wanted for my book.

Nombulelo loves her Gogo’s stories about the animals that live in the forest, but she’s too scared to go into it. When Gogo passes away, Nombulelo must summon her courage and take Gogo’s magical moth on a journey through the forest.

It’s a story of love, loss and realising that you’re braver than you think.

Nombulelo and the Moth is available in English and Afrikaans at all good book shops. You can also order it online from Loot or Exclusive Books.

I’m available to do readings and signings at book shops and schools. Would you like me to visit your school? Please get in touch.


This is what the delightful Love Books says about it:

Nombulelo and the Moth Love Books