When I was a little girl I wanted to make beautiful things for a living, including picture books.
To further this dream I spent four years of intensive study at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. From there I moved to the Blue Mountains and began making painted cloth dolls and figurative sculpture.
After my son was born, I enrolled at university to study literature. This brought me back to the idea of writing books.
Isabel Atherton of Creative Authors agreed to become my literary agent and since then I have been writing and illustrating full time.
I now live in the town I was born in, Armidale, in northern NSW. I have two grown up children, a granddaughter, three dogs, a cat, a rabbit and one ancient hen.
Fiona McDonald personal blog: www.fionamcdonald.blogspot.com