The Book Cooks

Project management • Facilitation and mentoring for self-publishing

Cathie and her mates love to cook up books — picture books, middle grade fiction and novels.

So if you need advice on getting your next publishing project up and running or seek help with navigating the intricacies of self-publishing, contact Cathie to chat it through.

Help with projects and self-publishing

Let’s chat about how we can facilitate your publishing aspirations

Picture book illustrators

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Latest Projects

The Baby Maker

by Dr Graeme Hughes


by June Yu

Rainbows from Poppy – Mistie Dal Molin, illustrated by Chelsea Young

Watch Rainbows from Poppy being read by the Duchess of York – Sarah Ferguson on Story Time with Fergie & Friends!

Shirley Purdie front book cover

Shirley Purdie: My Story, Ngaginybe Jarragbe

CBCA Book of the Year 2021

— Longlisted for for the Eve Pownall Award

— Shortlisted CBCA Award for a New Illustrator

Found – Bruce Pascoe, illustrated by Charmaine Ledden-Lewis

ABIA Award 2021

— Shortlisted, Small Publishers Children’s Book of the Year


— Shortlisted, Picture Books

Found book cover