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 […]

Kat’s #PostItNotePoetry Collection

A little late, but better than never… This is a collage of my February #PostItNotePoetry collection. There are more than 28 – because some days I just wrote more, though I didn’t always share all of them via twitter. They’re not in any specific order – just randomly arranged to fit the windows of opportunity […]

Introducing a Character… Toby

Wise and wonderful Wendy Orr, tagged me for a blog post about one of my characters. She followed it up with that evil laugh – but when I skipped across and checked out her blog post on Nim, I was quite excited to be asked. What a great way to get a bit of perspective on […]

Post It Note Poetry – 1 & 2

January is traditionally my Month of Poetry. But this year my January was focused on edits (that’s a post that’s coming soon…) so that while I was reading, editing and writing poetry – I didn’t enjoy the creative play with new forms that has typified my January for the past 6 years. But with edits […]

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, […]


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