Hello, my name is Martha Grimstone. Shall I tell you my best secret? One day I'm going to be Lady Martha the Magnificent. I don't know what my special talent is, but I hope to find it any day now. I live in a grand old house in a valley full of rare and thirsty herbs, which my grandfather uses to heal and comfort people.
Asphyxia is a Deaf artist, author, puppeteer and ex-circus performer. Over the past decade, she has worked performing trapeze, hula- hoops, and marionette puppetry. Asphyxia spent eighteen months designing and building the theatre show, The Grimstones, which toured nationally and internationally to great acclaim, and has now been turned into this delightful children's book series. Asphyxia is passionate about painting, drawing, art journaling, sculpture, metalwork, sewing and anything else she can make with her hands. She sells her creations and portraits online through her Etsy shop, Fixie's Shelf. When she's not writing and making, Asphyxia is kept busy by her urban eco-farm, where she raises the majority of her family's food and lives with her partner and son in a tiny mud-brick cottage she built herself. To find Asphyxia online, please visit www.asphyxia.com.au.