Claire’s Blog

Mina and the Whole Wide World

Mina and the Whole Wide World

Mina and the Whole Wide World - Sherryl Clark Verse novels are having a bit of a moment and it's lovely to see. I've long been a fan of this story...

Update June 2021

Update June 2021

Update June 2021 Treasure! Treasure, illustrated by Tull Suwannakit and published by Scholastic, was released on April 1. It is the story of what...

Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day How wonderful are our oceans? From the beach to the rock pools to the deep dark trenches, there is so much to love, so much...

A Clean Desk

A Clean Desk

A Clean Desk   ... well, to be perfectly honest ... a clean-ER desk   ... but nowhere near as clean as this one. I've just submitted a picture book...

Treasure! – a reading

Treasure! – a reading

Treasure! A reading with almost real Pirates Pirates and octopuses, parrots, hats and boats. Families and more pirates. Today, I did a reading of...

Treasure! The beginnings…

Treasure! The beginnings…

Pirates!  The beginnings.. About eight years ago, I wrote a picture book story based on an 'auto-correct' phrase. Not one I made, but one that...

The March of the Ants

The March of the Ants

The March of the Ants - Review There's not always time to stop and think about why I do what I do. I suspect it's the same for other book creators....

Footprints on the Moon

Footprints on the Moon

Footprints on the Moon - Review It's 1969 and Sharnie has just started highschool. She feels like her world is changing too fast and in directions...

Iceberg: From Idea to Book

Iceberg: From Idea to Book

Iceberg: From Idea to Book Picture books do not happen overnight. No books do. But man it's exciting when they finally do make it into the world....

Did you know?

Did you know?

Did you Know? I've been back working on my wip today and I desperately wanted to include 'swash', but no matter how many times I rework the lines,...

Haywire – a taster

Haywire - a Taster A little taster from my novel "Haywire" which was published mid-pandemic. Notice the lovely silver sticker? "Haywire" was...

Out and about

Out and about

Out and About in Melbourne Melbourne and Victoria are slowly emerging from lockdown and it's a wonderful thing. We've been able to see family and...

What makes a scientist?

What makes a Scientist? This is wizardry, magic, wonderful. If you click on this link, you can read the first three chapters of Aussie Stem Stars:...