Poetry Friday – Book Week – An Idea

This week’s Poetry Friday post is a snippet from my current WIP, another verse novel for early readers – this one about friendships. On the surface it sounds sweet and light, but as with friendship it’s a balance of the good and bad. I’m sharing this particular snippet because it flows on from last week’s […]

Books Light Up Our Lives

I was asked to speak to a group of parents about what inspires me to write. The talk was being organised to educate pre-school parents of 0-5y0s about the value of reading to young children. Unfortunately given distance and timing, it wasn’t possible to be at the meeting, but I shared a few written thoughts about […]

Sci-Ku Five – Poetry Friday – Shadows

Today’s post wraps up five days of sci-ku for National Science Week. But it’s not finished yet, because if I’m going to enter a sci-ku (or 3) into the competition, I need to write MORE… because these have all been published. (Since some of these aren’t very scientific in their capture of Light, that’s probably […]

Sci-ku Four – Dust Motes

Because I love haiku – and because my boys love Science… and because I like a writing challenge… and because because… I’m writing a sci-ku a day for National Science Week. Day Four is below. Want to try a sci-ku? RiAus is holding a competition for Science Week and there’s a category for Primary, Secondary […]

Science Week Sci-Ku One – Grey

It’s National Science Week in Australia. The Royal Institute of Australia’s Science Channel is running a Sci-Ku competition, closing Sunday, 23 August. Sci-ku is a really cool name for a science-based haiku (Love it!) and entries need to reflect the theme, ‘Making waves – the science of light’. There are three categories: Primary, Secondary & Open […]

A Voice on the Coast

The Sunshine Coast was grey and nippy-cool-windy, but the atmosphere was warm and welcoming for Voices on the Coast, organised by Immanuel Lutheran College and co-ordinated by the lovely (super-busy!) Kelly Dunham – with a willing support crew of volunteer adults and students … and family!   I was thrilled to be included in the line-up […]

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