Cate James Illustration
I have very sad stories to tell about my family and its battles with Alzheimer's Disease. My Grandad and my Mum both died of the horrible disease and I want to hopefully help people to understand what's happening to their loved ones by making a book for children, or for anyone who reads it. More soon...
I have just finished illustrating a very sweet story with Affirm Press in Melbourne. It is about a walk by the billabong, and features a lot of animals and trees and nature. I did hours of research for this book as I am not a native Australian, and wanted to get the natural parts just right. Here is a dingo who has got a lot of love on facebook this week!
I was very proud and delighted to be announced as the winner of 2019 Penguin Random House Illustrators' Showcase at the SCBWI Conference! It really means a lot to me after moving to Australia four years ago and wondering if my career would work out on this side of the world. I am the little yellow guy in this picture!