Justine spent her formative years amidst an endless supply of books, owing to a childhood spent in her mum’s beautiful bookshop in Gippsland, Victoria. Unsurprisingly, the children’s section became her haven, and right into adulthood a beautiful picture book has never failed to soothe her soul.
Justine found a unique way to blend her love of children’s books with her career as a physiotherapist: she performs consultations accompanied by carefully chosen books, knowing the power of books to reassure and calm her patients.
This approach is also infused in her work as an author. Justine creates stories that help children to understand and participate in their own healthcare experience.
She lives in west Melbourne with her husband and her two sons, whose capacity for wonder, magic and invention immerses her in glorious narratives everyday.