Amy’s Balancing Act

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

This unique story packs the complexities and emotions of the journey to clean energy into an engaging, entertaining book that can be understood by children, their families and educators.

It provides a positive resolution to the climate wars – being respectful to the past while clear eyed about a brighter future.

Amy has always done things a certain way, but when her old horse gets ready to retire, Amy must find a fresh approach. With the help of some new friends, Amy discovers the power of teamwork and how to balance keeping the mail on time with having a lighter impact on the environment.

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Get your copy

A limited run of signed first edition books are available for purchase here:

Or you should be able to find the books in your local or online bookstore of choice – if they’re not already stocking it please direct them to the distributor Woodslane.

While you wait for a hardcopy, here are some sample pages to spark your imagination…

Teaching resources

The good folk at Cool Australia have created three lesson plans based on Amy’s story. These are written for years 3&4, years 5&6, and for parents, and connect Amy’s lessons into the Australian curriculum.

As additional resources you may also wish to check out the following blog posts that dive into 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’s Balancing Act is now in stock!
    I’m delighted to announce that the first edition hardcover hard copies of my kids book Amy’s Balancing Act are now in stock! You can get signed copies from my online shop and regular copies from all good bookshops (if they don’t yet have them on bookshelves they can order them through the distributor Woodslane). To… Continue reading
  • 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