Sneak Peek – What I’m Writing

I’ve been tagged again – this time by talented picture book author and beautiful, supportive friend, Katrina Germein. The challenge is to share 7 lines from page 7 or 77 of a current WiP. Then tag other writers to continue the game. Here’s 7 lines from page 7 of my current WIP – another verse […]

Let the Celebrations BEGIN!

Enter the time of busy, joyous celebration! June 25th (tomorrow!) sees the release of the ‘Bully on the Bus’. I can’t wait to open the door and let it fly! This is a story I began in 2007 … as a chapter book … with first draft finished at 1,700words. (Yeah – sheepish grins here […]

Tagged – Blog Tour

I’ve been tagged and today I’m ‘it’ in the Author Process blog tour. My friend Chris Bell caught me, and I confess to being a little surprised that she could drag herself away from her research long enough to answer the questions last week… and play tag too! (I think that’s how she caught me. Unawares. […]

Clockwork Holidays – a poem

Clockwork Holidays The clock has stopped. The bus has run. School bags lie in wait, lunchboxes packed, while uniforms hang about in dishevelment and kids run free! School bags lie in wait, lunchboxes packed and stacked away at the back of the cupboard. While uniforms hang about in dishevelment, waiting to be pressed into shape, […]

The Littlest Bushranger – and a Competition!

Last year on the katswhiskers blog, we got a bit catty, with Alison Reynolds and Heath McKenzie, for the launch of their picture book, A Year With Marmalade. (You can click back and read it here; CattyPost.)  Today I welcome Alison and Heath back to the blog, with The Littlest Bushranger – the brave and […]

Five Very Bookish Questions

The lovely Tania McCartney asked me Five Very Bookish Questions over on the Boomerang Books Blog last week. You can read them here; http://blog.boomerangbooks.com.au. It could be that I talk about picture books – and what I think makes a good PB. And there may even be some favourites from my childhood… and now. Pop over […]

Nutty Zucchini Chocolate Cake

When the cupboards are bare and cake is needed… My fridge held a lot of zucchini – but not many eggs. And I stood in need of a cake! Having tried zucchini bread and zucchini in coconut bread, I googled ‘zucchini chocolate cake’ to see what I could find. I found this No Egg Chocolate […]

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