book pages 6-7 mockup.png

Lavender’s Eggs is a children’s picture book written by Susanne Payne and illustrated by Penny Royal.

Lavender is a small hen, whose high ideas, cause Nanny considerable inconvenience.

Lavender is an independent bantam hen who lives on a sheep farm in Paturau, Golden Bay, NZ with Susanne Payne (Nanny). Susanne has written a true story about one of her adventures that Penny Royal has illustrated and turned into a children’s book.

Susanne Payne the Author and Lavender

This is the first book Susanne has written, but she has been entertaining friends and family with her adventures she shares on Facebook for quite some time.

This is also the first book that Penny has illustrated and designed, and was completed as part of her studies towards a Bachelor of Arts and Media at NMIT.

The book is a 20cmx25cm, 32 page, perfect bound, full colour, soft cover book.

1 book cover-01.jpg

The illustrations have all been done with watercolour and ink and then digitally touched up

Penny self published the book in Nelson, New Zealand. With the book being printed in Australia at and the initial print run was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter.

The crowdfunding campaign was launched as part of the ‘Of the Diverse’ Exhibition at the Refinery Gallery in Nelson, on the 8th November 2017.

You can purchase the book here

24 chicks.jpg

book pages 20-21 mockup.png



One thought on “Lavender’s Eggs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s