Author awarded

Mandy Foot’s border collies Arty and Rory were part of the inspiration for her illustrations in the first book she wrote, ‘Joey and Riley’, which has won her an inaugural award for author-illustrators.

A local experienced children’s book creator has received her first award – and it recognises not only her skill at illustrating but also writing books. The Little Pink Dog Books publisher’s Authorstrator award is for published Australian authors who illustrated their own text and Echunga’s Mandy Foot has been announced as the inaugural winner.