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 happens after Charlie finds a bag of pirates in the grass outside his home. He takes them in, feeds them and cleans them...

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 to wonder at. Perhaps it’s not such a surprise that the ocean has been a feature of many of my books. It’s...
Historical Fiction Award Shortlist

Historical Fiction Award Shortlist

Historical Fiction Award Shortlist Well, this is exciting! Haywire is on the shortlist for Book Links Queensland’s inaugural historical fiction award. Details here! If you’re looking for me, I’m off dancing...
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 manuscript and now the waiting begins. This story nearly killed me! Dramatic? A touch, perhaps, but I...
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 in the beautiful Williamstown Botanic Gardens courtesy of their fabulous Friends group. There are so many corners...