Today, I’m going to be a little bit… catty. I’m hosting a cat book on my katswhiskers blog, so we’re running to a theme… and running a competition! (Today’s competition is a little bit different to the other competition that’s running throughout the blog tour at http://www.alisonreynolds.com.au.) But firstly, welcome Alison Reynolds and Heath McKenzie – […]
. Two weeks ago I flew to Brisbane to attend the CYA Conference – for those in the Children’s and Young Adult’s publishing industry. The main reason I dropped everything and flew is because my verse novel manuscript, ‘Bully on the Bus’ was winner of the published author category of the CYA Competition. If you’ve […]
1. Via email… Thanks to the lovely Dee White for sharing this pic, taken at the Little Bookroom in Carlton. Always a delight to see my Muddy book on the shelves. :)
This week I blogged on the Picture Books Only blog, sharing my notes from Meg Vann’s session at Bundaberg WriteFest. WriteFest (http://bundywriters.com) is an annual event organised by Bundy Writers, in Queensland, Australia. It’s a smorgasbord event for authors of all genres, and this year I was inspired anew by the wonderful workshops I attended. Kerri […]
You may have noticed that my blog has been quiet of late. Or maybe you’ve been too busy to notice – and I get that! All is okay – but I’ve just been very VERY busy! I’ve been involved in a number of different, fantastic writing workshops with such a bunch of clever, keen kids. Between […]
This past week I’ve enjoyed reading the backstory for the wonderful new-release Walker picture book, DO NOT FORGET AUSTRALIA, by Sally Murphy and Sonia Kretschmar. Both Sally and Sonia have a swag of awards and commendations to their names, and collaboratively, they have created a rich and warm picture book that Australians can be proud […]
Hoping you can drop by next Thursday, 8th March, when I interview Sally Murphy and Sonia Kretschmar about writing and illustrating historical picture books.
I blogged about my Ebb and Flow writing process in 2009. In 2011 I experienced the ebb and flow of writing in a different way, with extended family health dramas taking all head and heart space for 6months. When I first heard the word ‘cancer’ I resolved to let my writing go, for unlimited time, to […]