Gavin grew up on a dairy farm in Gippsland, Victoria.After completing Year 12 at Warragul High School he went on to train as a teacher and spent over forty years in education both as a teacher and principal.Now happily retired, he has time to devote to one of his passions -writing for children and young adults.Crackle's Christmas Surprise emanated from these experiences and his observations of his own children and grandchildren. Growing up in England I loved reading and drawing! I was inspired by Roald Dahl, especially my favourite of his books 'The Witches', to keep making creative stories and drawing interesting characters.Moving to Australia was a huge cultural shift for me, but I made new friends and kept being creative. I didn't always know what to pursue in life, but I had to create, I loved art. I studied films, animation, graphic design and illustrations. I became a jack of all trades!It wasn't easy to follow my dreams, but I stayed positive, believed in myself, and listen to those who believed in me too. Now, making beautiful illustrations and working with all kinds of authors is a dream come true, and only the start of my adventure.
"A sweet story of forgiveness during Christmas and what being loved is all about..." Amanda, IndieBook Reviewer