Copies of my book, Zed Goes Up the Mountain, can be purchased by contacting me directly at Zed Goes Up the Mountain is the first in my planned series of stories about adventure, discovery, and appreciation for life, as our young hero Zed travels to different places, learns about different cultures and activities, and always makes friends along the way. Children aged three to six will enjoy the suspense, mystery and discovery in each of Zed’s adventures.

Zed Goes Up the Mountain has been sold at Rizzoli Bookshop at Somerset House in London (photos below). It was also chosen by judges from the House of Illustration to be sold at their 2016 Christmas Fair in London. Two illustrations from the book were also accepted by judges for inclusion in the International Illustration Research 2016 Symposium in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In March 2020, 2019 and 2018 I was honoured to be a guest writer/illustrator for World Book Week/World Book Day at schools in Twickenham and Hounslow, England (photos below). I have read Zed to auditorium audiences of up to 1,400+ children in total so far, conducted pupil Q&A sessions and book signings, and taught drawing workshops for Reception through Year Three. In 2018 I was absolutely delighted to be told that Zed Goes Up the Mountain had also been used by one class as part of their literacy studies! It is a great privilege to see children’s drawings and interpretations of characters and stories you created.

If you would like to learn more about Zed Goes Up the Mountain please feel free to contact me at I look forward to hearing from you!



World Book Week 2018 (pictured above) and 2019 (pictured below): for both years, I had two wonderful days reading Zed to children and conducting drawing workshops in class.


Pictured below: Highlights from World Book Day 2020, including portraits and the lovely message “You are my inspiration Miss Lebleu” – I can’t ask for better than that!

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