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This is me. I’m a children’s book illustrator/author based in Melbourne, Australia and I’m looking nervously at the little girl on the right, as this is what I become when I can’t draw – cranky and clumsy. I work from a small studio at home, full of books, plants and IKEA shelving. I am not very good at getting my photo taken, even when it IS a “good hair day”.

For those interested, I keep a blog called The Big Bad Book here, with my thoughts on the children’s book industry and on creating books. It’s not updated very often at the moment, but most info is still relevant.

Publisher clients include:

Scholastic; Harper Collins; Omnibus Books; Five Mile Press; Lothian Hachette; Walker Books; Allen and Unwin

For book-related work, I’m represented by Curtis Brown Australia: claref@curtisbrown.com.au

Picture books & early readers:

The First Adventures of Princess Peony, written by Nette Hilton and published by Walker Books, October 2018
The Cat Wants Kittens, written by P Crumble and published by Scholastic Australia, August 2018
Dogasaurus, written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford and published by Scholastic, May 2018
The Cat Wants Cuddles, written by P Crumble and published by Scholastic, July 2017
The Cat Wants Custard, written by P Crumble and published by Scholastic, July 2016
Chook Doolan series, written by James Roy and published by Walker Books, April 2016
Space Alien at Planet Dad, written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford and published by Scholastic, February 2016
Arthur and the Curiosity, written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford and published by Five Mile Press, February 2016
Frankie and Finn, written by Klay and Mark Lamprell and published by Lothian Hachette, August 2015
The Witch’s Britches, written by P Crumble and published by Scholastic, September 2015
One More Friend, written by Bill Condon and published by Omnibus, April 2016

Junior & middle grade fiction:

Four Fairytales for Feisty Girls, written Susannah McFarlane featuring illustrations by Lucinda Gifford (and Beth Norling, Clare Robertson and Sher Rill Ng) and published by Allen and Unwin, September 2018
The Fourteenth Summer of Angus Jack, written by Jen Storer and published by Harper Collins, September 2015