WHAT'S ON THE CALENDAR?
- 24th February SCBWI Biennial Sydney Conference Umbrella Event, multi-author book launches and signings, 2 pm The Children's Bookshop, Beecroft, Sdyney NSW
- 25 - 26 February 2019 National Media Coordinator, SCBWI Biennial Sydney Conference, Sydney, NSW
- 15th January 2018, Story Lab: Creative Writing Workshop as part of SLQ's Summer Festival: Tech+Stories+Play 2017/2018, SLQ 9.00 am - 2.00 pm, Brisbane, QLD
- 9th - 12th April 2018, Write Like An Author Boot Camp, Somerset College, Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast, QLD
- 2nd May 2018 VIP guest at AB Paterson College, Business Industry Dinner, Gold Coast, QLD
- 2nd and 3rd July 2018, 40th ALEA Meanjin Writers' Boot Camp, Griffith University, Logan Campus, QLD
- 9th - 12th July 2018, Write Like An Author Boot Camp, Somerset College, Gold Coast QLD
- 7th July 13th Annual CYA Conference, Brisbane, QLD
- 23rd September At The End of Holyrood Lane Book Launch with Susanne Gervay, 10.30 am - 12.30 pm, Free Event, Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane QLD
2017 - The year to launch a picture book! There are almost too many events to list here. I'll be popping up here, there and everywhere with The Fix-It Man in tow. To keep track, visit The Fix-It Man page (for full book launch and signing dates listed) or EK Books events.
- 12th March 2017 The Fix-It Man Launch with Peter Carnavas and Nicky Johnston, 10.30 - 12.30 pm, Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane, QLD
- 18th March 2017 The Fix-It Man Launch, 1 - 3 pm Frankston City Library, Melbourne, VIC
- 25th March 2017 The Fix-It Man Launch, 2 - 4 pm Paradise Kids, Arundel, Gold Coast, QLD
- 29th March 2017 Books in Homes Book Giving Assembly, Carol Park SS, Brisbane,QLD
- 1st April 2017 Book Signing, Mary Ryans Book shop, Milton, QLD
- 5th April 2017 Children's Writing Workshop, Avid Reader book shop, Brisbane, QLD
- 8th April 2017 Riverbend Books & Cafe Kids' Reading and Craft, 10.30 am, Bulimba, QLD
- 10th April 2017 Meanjin Writers' Camp Creative Writing Workshops, all day Mt Gravatt, QLD
- 22nd April 2017 Book Signing, BerkelouW Books, 10.30 am Eumundi, Sunshine Coast, QLD
- 3rd May 2017 VIP guest at AB Paterson College, Business Industry Dinner, Gold Coast, QLD
- 16 - 21st May 2017 Conference Presenter, plus Book Launch Asian Festival for Children's Content, SINGAPORE
- 17th June 2017 Share Your Story, Working with Illustrators, Sheldon, Brisbane, QLD
- 24th June 2017 Book Reading and Signing, Books@Stones, 10.30 am Brisbane, QLD
- 1st July 2017 12th Annual CYA Conference, Brisbane, QLD
- 6th July 2017 Creative Writing Workshop for kids, Robina Library, 1 - 2.30 pm Gold Coast, QLD
- 7th July 2017 Kids' Writing Workshop, Where The Wild Things Are, 10 - 12.00 pm Brisbane, QLD
- 9th July 2017 Book Signing, Under the Greenwood Tree 11.00 am, Mt Tamborine, QLD
- 13 - 14th August 2017 Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers' Festival, Coolum, Sunshine Coast, QLD
- 21st August 2017 Kinderfest Brighton State School, Brisbane, QLD
- 23rd August 2017 Kinderfest Mt Tamborine SS, am, Mt Tamborine, QLD
- 29th August 2017 St Francis Xavier Primary School, Book Week, Goodna, QLD
- 8 - 10th September 2017 Ipswich Story Arts Festival, Ipswich, QLD
- 21st September 2017 Creative Writing Workshop for kids, Southport Library, 11.30 - 1.00pm, Southport, Gold Coast, QLD
- 25th October 2017 Kinderfest St Hilda's School, Gold Coast, QLD
- 14th and 17th November 2017 Creative Christmas encounter, Acacia Ridge, QLD
- 15th November 2017 Kinderfest Goodstart ELC, Brisbane, QLD
- 12th December 2017 Christmas Book Signing Big B Books, 10.00 am onwards, Burleigh, QLD
- 17th December 2017 Christmas Book Signing, Under the Greenwood Tree, Mt Tamborine, QLD 11.00 am - 2.30 pm
- 20th December 2017 The Fix-It Man Story Time and Craft, The Mad Hatters Bookshop, Manly, QLD 10.00 am
- 20th April 2016 VIP guest at AB Paterson College Business Dinner, Gold Coast QLD.
- 26th May 2016 Hogwarts or Bust Adult Writing Workshop, Robina Library, Gold Coast QLD.
- 29th June 2016 Where in the World Children's Writing Workshop, Helensvale Library, Gold Coast QLD.
- 2nd July 2016 CYA Conference for children's writers and illustrators, Brisbane, QLD
- 11th July Coomera Rivers State School Literacy Festival, QLD
- 20 - 26th August CBCA Book Week - Australia: Story Country
- 4 - 6th September SCWBI Conference 2016 - Official Blogger Liaison, Sydney, NSW
- 1 - 14th June 2015 Gold Coast Writers Festival, Authors in Schools program, Gold Coast QLD.
- 4th July 2015 CYA Conference for children's writers and illustrators, Brisbane QLD.
- 8th July 2015 School Holiday Children's Writing Workshop 'Tell Me a Story' Helensvale Library, Gold Coast 10.30 - 12 noon.
- 11th July 2015 Teen Read Week Writing Workshop, Helensvale Library, Gold Coast, am.
- 18th July 2015 Christmas in July Story time at Books @ Stones, Brisbane QLD. 10.00 am.
- 25th July 2015 Fellow of Australian Writers Queensland (FAWQ) Flash Fiction Award presentation, SLQ Brisbane QLD. (as the official judge) 2 - 4 pm.
- 22 - 16th August 2015 CBCA Book Week 'Books Light Up Our World' school-wide celebrations
- 12 - 16th October 2015 Author Meet and Greet Coomera Rivers State School Literary Festival.
- 14th November 2015 Introduction to Picture Books Writing workshop, Zillmere Library, Brisbane QLD. 10.30 am - 12.00 pm.
- 5th December 2015 Author visit and book signing The Mad Hatters Bookshop, Manly QLD. 10.00 am.
- 6th December 2015 Author visit and book signing Big B Books, Burleigh, Gold Coast QLD 10.00 am - 3.00 pm.
- 12th December 2015 Christmas Story time and book signing Books@Stones, Brisbane QLD. 10.00 am.
Well that was 2013. What's on the agenda for 2014? Much is still being finalised but you'll find me at the following places for now:
- 16th May 2014 Baby and Toddler Expo Upper Coomera Community Centre, Gold Coast, 9.30am - 12 noon. (reading sessions and book signings)
- 22nd May 2014 Adults Writing for Children workshop - Getting to Know Your Characters at Robina Library, Gold Coast, 10.00 - 11.00 am.
- 31st May 2014 Introduction to Picture Books at Kenmore Library, Brisbane, 10.30 am - 12 pm. In conjunction with QWC.
- 13th - 15th June 2014 Gold Coast Writers Festival, Authors in Schools program workshops, Helensvale Primary School and Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre, Gold Coast.
- 18th - 24th June 2014 Central Queensland Literary Festival 2014, Rockhampton. (school workshops and adult sessions)
- 5th July 2014 CYA Conference for children's writers and illustrators, Brisbane, full day
- 13th - 16th July 2014 SCBWI Sydney Conference, Sydney.
- 16th -22nd August 2014 Book Week CBCA Connect to Reading, venues tbc.
- 3rd - 7th September 2014 Brisbane Writers Festival, Brisbane, tbc.
- 3rd September 2014 Varsity College, Gold Coast Guest author presentation - Pathway to Publication
- 30th September 2014 School Holiday Children's Writing Workshop at Helensvale Library, Gold Coast, 10 - 11.30 am
- 14th December 2014 Author signing at Big B Books, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast.
- 15th December 2014 Connecting with your Characters School Holiday Children's Writing Workshop at Helensvale Library, Gold Coast, 10 - 11.30 am
- 25th November 2013 Author encounter and book signing at the Aspley Probus Club, Aspley, Brisbane 11.00 am
- 1st December 2013 11.00 am - 12.00 pm EST (12.00-1.00 pm QLD) Radio interview on The Author's Shelf by Georgie Donaghey from Creative Kids' Tales. Sutherland Radio 2SSR 99.7FM
- 12th December 2013 Story telling session for children at Helensvale Library, Gold Coast 10.30 am
- 14th December 2013 Christmas Story time and Christmas party at Books@Stones, Brisbane 10.00 am
- 18th December 2013 Guest author and presenter at Crazy Christmas Celebration party at the Helensvale Library, 9.30 –11.00 am.
- 22nd December 2013 Bookshop signing at Big B Books, Burleigh Gold Coast 9.30 am onwards
- 22nd May 2014 Adults Writing for Children workshop at Robina Library, Gold Coast time tbc 10.00
Attended my first SCBWI Australian Conference in Sydney July 2014 and experienced an awesome three and a half days of intense work-shopping, seminars, socialising and more. Experience some my thrills and impressions of being part of this amazing world wide organisation here.
Awarded a CAL Creative Industries Career Fund 2013 to work on the development of my picture book projects. As part of the grant, I've enlisted the marvelous talent and skills of Dee White as my mentor for these projects. Happy days.
Proud new member of SCBWI - Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Look forward to meeting and conversing with even more talented people from within this awesome industry.
Thrilled to announce that I will be Creative Kids Tales Featured Emerging Author for the month of September. Check out this fabulous little hub of children's authors and illustrators. Take your time and read a few of my stories...
In many ways I am still an emerging butterfly about to launch herself from her chrysalis into the unknown. Watch my flight from Creative Kids Tales, a fabulous site dedicated to new writers writing for children.
I did it. Finally. Won my first full publishing contract with Morris Publishing Australia. Whoo Hoos all round. Relishing the first time feeling. Slightly daunted by the task ahead to bring this baby home. Hope to have 'PS What About Christmas?' all wrapped up by Christmas...
Check out my first Author Interview with exciting new kids author, Charmaine Clancy. Her new novel 'My Zombie Dog' was let off the leash March 2012. Read my Review of My Zombie Dog. It'll cause you're skin to tingle and toes to curl.