All three of Stinker's children's books have been in collaboration with Nelson Bay artist Illeana Clarke, no relation.
The pair have collaborated to create illustrated books which are aimed at appealing to both the young and adults.
Ms Clarke said she was "thrilled" to see the printed book after spending about one year working on the illustrations to complement Mr Clarke's words about Kerosene Tin Jim.
"I always wanted to illustrate children's books and working with John has provided me the opportunity to do it. And I have learned so much," said Ms Clarke. "Not just about illustrating for print but I have a better appreciation for the history of Nelson Bay."