Claire’s Blog

The world is big, and small

The world is big, and small The life of a writer can be a varied one. One minute you’re bemoaning the fact that you haven’t left the house for days...

It’s been a BIG book week

It’s been a BIG Book Week On Friday 19th August - the official start of Book Week - Jess Racklyeft and I were beyond thrilled when our picture book,...

Whispers and Wearing Green

Whispers and Wearing Green The release of a new book is always exciting. The release of TWO books at the same time is even more so! Books take...

Out of town

Out of town This past weekend we travelled several hours out of town for a wedding. The groom we’ve known all his life, the bride for a number of...

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer I love Christmas. I love the gathering, the sharing, the wonder. Okay, also the feasting. It’s crazy busy always, but fabulous to...

Back from the Brink

Back from the Brink

The Eastern barred bandicoot is Back from the Brink Scientists, researchers and volunteers are preserving one of our smallest friends The People you...

A new page

A New Page is a good thing? This is the scariest thing in a writer's life. A blank page. Or is that just me? I have many a beautiful notebook that...

Window to another world

Window to another world

Window to another World - my Uncle's diary When clearing out a family home before lockdown, we discovered many, many interesting things. There were...

Great White Shark

Great White Shark ready for release Books, as I may have mentioned in the past, take a long time to take form. There are so many people involved,...

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...

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Lots of lovely people at the Melbourne CBCA Notables event last night. @cbca_vic @cbcaustralia @cazgoodwin0 @bailliekaye @p.pittock @vikkiconleyauthor @emma.bowd.au @littleelfman @juderossell @paulcollins1638 @meredithcostain @neanmckenziewriter @andrearowe_coastwriter @debi_hudson and ??? Among a whole heap of others not pictured. (Please let me know OW who Ive missed and Ill edit). Lots of lovely boorishness and chat. 
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Lots of lovely people at the Melbourne CBCA Notables event last night. CBCA VIC Branch CBCA National @cazgoodwin0 @bailliekaye @p.pittock Vikki Conley e m m a b o w d @littleelfman @juderossell @paulcollins1638 @meredithcostain @neanmckenziewriter Andrea Rowe Coastwriter d e b h u d s o n and ??? Among a whole heap of others not pictured. (Please let me know OW who I've missed and I'll edit). Lots of lovely boorishness and chat.
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Pink pineapple! #succulent #wander #wonder
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Pink pineapple! #succulent #wander #wonder
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