Trained in both visual art and creative writing, Betty writes and
illustrates children's stories.
Her storybook app How Far is UP received
an AIMIA finalist award (2015) and it was a finalist in the Premier's
Design Awards (2014). It is available on the app store. Her digital
picture book Wayne Boris Carlo was published 2011, and was translated
into Swedish in 2012. Her children's ebook RED was published in 2012.
Betty's PhD research investigated the design of children's media-rich
interactive content. She studies the ways in which mobile content can
encourage social and physical interaction.
Betty has exhibited her work in North America, Australia, Asia and
Europe (2010-14). She has also been commissioned to write and design
numerous children’s theatre productions.
Betty lectures in media studies at RMIT University, Australia. She has a
Bachelor of Education. She also has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons. First
Class), in professional and creative writing. She is an invited member
of the Golden Key International Honour Society, in recognition of her
academic excellence. Betty is a committee member of the Society of
Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).