Amy’s Balancing Act

Welcome to the home of “Amy’s Balancing Act”, an inspiring tale about clean energy.

The story of Amy and her animal friends is a fable about the energy transition, from coal to clean energy technologies. It shows how this is essentially a challenge of letting go of the old and learning to work with a diverse team with individual strengths and weaknesses.

The book is unique in inspiring discussions of diversity, team work, the emotions of change, as well as the science of different energy technologies.

Praise for Amy’s Balancing Act

Get your copy

A limited run of signed first edition books are available for pre-order now through this website (

Further books will be distributed to all good bookstores in the coming months.

In the mean time, here are some sample pages to spark your imagination…

Teachers resources

I am working with the good folk at Cool Australia to create multiple lesson plans that connect Amy’s lessons into the Australian curriculum.

While these are works in progress, please see the following blog posts to understand the story’s lessons on diversity, team work, and the transition from coal to clean energy: post 1, post 2.


To catch up on the backstory of the story, you can checkout the kickstarter campaign and blog posts here.

  • Amy is off to the printers
    Moments ago I signed off on the final production proofs of my children’s book about the energy transition: Amy’s Balancing Act! It’s been a huge journey getting to this point and I’m equal parts excited and relieved. To help share the excitement, here’s a sneak peek at the cover. The editing and illustration process has… Continue reading
  • Books and Postcards in new online shop
    I’ve setup an online store. Its first stock are pre-order copies of the book “Amy’s Balancing Act” and postcards featuring the story’s characters. Check it out at
  • Amy’s kickstarter is live!
    My kickstarter campaign to contribute towards the costs of illustrating and publishing Amy’s Balancing Act is now live. Check out the video and campaign page and, support by pre-ordering a copy and sharing the campaign.
  • Explainer – The animals of the energy transition
    Amy’s Balancing Act, is a fable about the power of diversity and the transition to a clean energy system. The story revolves around Amy’s mission to deliver the post across the island of Energia. The analogy of the story is that the delivery of the post is like the delivery of electricity. Assisting Amy in… Continue reading
  • Explainer – Who is Amy?
    Amy’s Balancing Act, is a fable about the power of diversity and clean energy. The story revolves around a girl’s mission to deliver mail across the island of Energia. The girl’s name is Amy, which is the first hint at who she represents in the story’s analogy to the clean energy transition.