Mind Your Mind : Rational Thinking Strategies for Children, Leigh Hay and & Julie Johansen, Australian Scholarships Group, first published 1996.

Stick Your Neck Out : A Tale of Two Giraffes and a Black Hole that Sucks, Poetica Christi Press, 2009.

Capturing Clouds : The View from the Tree House, Poetica Christi Press, 2013.

Write Home of the Sunset: Twenty days in Turkey, Tales from the Treehouse, 2015.

Home Before the Leaves Fall, Tales from the Treehouse, 2016.

When the Bugle Calls, Libretto, Heidelberg Choral Society, 2016.

A Zoo of Gutsy Goodness, Tales from the Treehouse, 2017.

We Walk in their Shadow, Tales from the Treehouse, 2018.

Overschie : A personal recollection 1940-45, The Artwork of Henk van Oosten with poetry by Leigh Hay, 2019.

Cosmo flies into Christmas, 2020.



Boss of the Bladder, Dr. Janet Hall.

Toddlers, Teens & In-Betweens, Neil Jacobs.

The Humble Herb, Norma De Angelis.

Easy Toilet Training, Dr. Janet Hall.

Australian Orchid Designs, Evelyn Hales.

Chronicles of ASG – A brief history of the Australian Scholarships Group (1974 -2014).

Parent Briefings (KidsLife Foundation) – Australian Scholarships Group. Editor of the Early School Years series.

What’s the Hurry? Reclaiming Childhood in an Overscheduled World, Kathy Walker.

Play Matters: Engaging Children in Developmental Curriculum, Kathy Walker.

Window to the Past, Lamont Family History 2009.

Text editing for Older Road Users : Myths and Realities, A Guide for Medical and Legal Professionals (Edited by Morris Odell, M.B., B.S.), Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company Inc.

Tom Thrupp’s War, Rosalie Bray, BookPod Australia.

The Zoo in You : Faith Lessons on the Wildness Within, Cameron Semmens, Crooked Nose Wisdom.

Just Glimpses, really, Graham Leo, Poetica Christi Press.

Random Cow : How India Changed Me, Cameron Semmens, Crooked Nose Wisdom.

Awakening, Jo Raymond, Ark House Press.

Simply a Broken Reality, Susan Darrington.

Get Back The Real You : Clearing your negative thoughts, Pia Maganov, Maganov Wallis.

Reflections on Resilience : The story of a family of five remarkable women, Judy Baird.

Calm in a Storm, Greg Low.

Heartbreakingly Beautiful : A 52 week devotional journey of hope. Inspired by the life of Bethany Wake, Lynda Wake together with David Wake.

Without an Echo, Jenny Blackman.

The Poetry of Home, Cameron Semmens, Crooked Nose Wisdom.

The Flying Jackaroo, Jay McNeill.

Ice Skating in the Taj Mahal, Camerson Semmens, Crooked Nose Wisdom.

The Rhode to Zimkesalia, Cathy Scott.

A Worshipful Life, Michelle Kay-Browning.

Inner Child, Poetry anthology, Poetica Christi Press.

Made to be a Woman of Influence : Un-frazzled and Re-dazzled, Peta Soorkia.

Rekiah’s Law, Kerryn Robertson, Ark House Press.

Wonderment, Poetry anthology, Poetica Christi Press.

Sounds Magic, Josie Thomas

Seeing Red: from Anger to Advocacy, Ethel Temby with Patricia O’Brien.

The Lava Tube, Rosemary Burke, Resource Publications.

A Brief History of Time with cake, Cameron Semmens, Crooked Nose Wisdom.

Think Again, Dean Barton Smith with Andrew McKenzie, Barton-Smith Enterprises.

Love’s Footprint, Poetry Anthology, Poetica Christi Press.

Love your Hair, Natalie Varrasso, 2021.


1999 : Shortlisted for La Trobe Wildlife Poetry Competition


2000 : Highly Commended for Anti-Cancer Daffodil Day Awards


2002 : Highly Commended for Veterans Affairs 40th Story Writing and Art Competition


2006 : First prize and other poetry accepted for publication in My Brother, My Sister, My Country (Poetica Christi Press)


2006 : 3rd prize for story writing : Reflections on the Vietnam War : Tour of Duty, Veterans Affairs Story Writing and Art Competition


2007 : Encouragement award : Veterans Affairs Story writing and Art Competition


2009 : Highly Commended : Winter Words Competition, Yarra Plenty Regional Library Victoria


2009, 2010, 2015 : Honourable Mention : Veteran’s Affairs Story Writing & Art Competition



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