About the Author

Photograph of Sharon J Yaxley.

Sharon Booth is a creative Visual Merchandiser who also enjoys art, writing, photography and working with children as a teacher’s assistant.

She has combined her skills to create a series of picture books depicting popular places and scenes in Tasmania. She publishes as Sharon J Yaxley.

She has been inspired to begin her new found passion for writing and illustrating by her 40 year friendship with the late Ellen Warren who, among her many talents, was a pilot and a maker of bears. The first story is written in memory of Ellen for her great-grandchildren.

Sharon's love of Tasmania is enhanced by overseas travel and appreciation of the beauty that abounds here. She lives in Launceston with her family.

About the Books

Sharon is writing a series of children’s picture books depicting locations and scenes in Tasmania. The stories are written from the heart, memories of childhood and sharing adventures with her family.

Many books will feature Dunstan and Theodore, who are real characters that have a story to tell. Others books will be locations and Tasmanian scenes that capture a moment of happiness and will be shared with love.

Sharon also enjoys photography and intends to explore Tasmania through the lens and create illustrations with mixed media.

Sea Monsters is her first photographic picture book.