Peter has been lecturing introductory courses in Philosophy at the Sydney School of Philosophy for the last ten years. In addition to the successful Zen Tails series he is the author of Life Is, the journey to enlightenment of a two year old. He is happily married and the father of five children.

His greatest claim to teach with any authority is that nothing he presents has any originality. Much is taken from ancient wisdom and teachings which are found in the perennial philosophies or from other teachers. He has not developed any wonderful new method to attain enlightenment, freedom or riches.

The messages Peter teaches are thousands of years old and developed by far wiser souls than himself. The only possible claim to any inventiveness he makes is that these ancient ideas are as relevant today as they were when the leader of the most powerful nation on the planet wore purple robes and sandals.


Nancy has applied her talents as a commercial and fine artist in Australia and the UK for over 25 years. A highly innovative illustrator, working in the mediums of water colour, pencil and computer graphics, Nancy's versatility extends from the vibrant and humorous Mad Dog the Chef series to the subtelty and sophistication of Zen Tails.

Nancy is a director of one of Sydney's leading advertising agencies, but her great love remains fine art for children's books.