Showing posts from June, 2018

Cover Reveal: At The End of Holyrood Lane

It's time to find a little box to hop onto and hold up my new book baby to the world. Illustration courtesy Nicky Johnston Pop onto the link to Kids' Book Review below for the full REVEAL. Kids' Book Review: Cover Reveal: At The End of Holyrood Lane : I love announcements and this time it's something I'm extra excited to shout about ... the imminent arrival of my new picture book...

School Holiday Writing Fun

If you are aged between 9 - 15 years and are busting to release the scribe within or you know someone who fits this description, scroll down, click the links and register now for one of these awesome school holiday writing camps. These camps will remove the mystery and inject the fun into your stories, allowing you to gain all the gooey, gut-wobbling, groovy EXPERT advice you need to make them as good as a professional author's. I'm super lucky to be involved as a facilitator for these writing camps. Not only are they unbelievably useful, they are mind-blowingly fun, too. So join me these school holidays. The camps I'm involved in for July 2018 are: 40th Meanjin Writers' Camp - Griffith University Mt Gravatt QLD 2 - 3 July Write Like An Author   - Somerset College, Gold Coast QLD 9 - 12 July Click on the flyers below for full course details and the opportunity to register, NOW.  

There's a Bear In There...and a Dragon!

A writer's life is the sum of many things, usually words. Author engagements and presentations fill the gaps in our solitary days, often in the most unexpected and sunny ways. This month I had the good fortune of spending time in not one but two centres of learning where the educators were powerful advocates for kids' lit and their students were heavenly, both reminding me why I do what I do and how much I love doing it. Plus, there were bears and dragons! Photo courtesy of Beth Peterson Durack SS Principal Tuesday 5 June I visited the Carey Lane ELC annexed to St Hilda's School in Southport, QLD. Sharing some 'beary' beautiful book love I was invited to help launch their inspired educational reading program, BEAR - Books, Engagement and Reading. It was a sparkling morning full of reading, books and wee furry friends looking for new homes and finding them. The premise of this program being that each pre-school child is entrusted with his or her own