Claire’s Blog

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...

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:...

On the RRRadio …

On the RRRadio ... Georgia Ward-Fear and I have been chatting on the radio with Shane Huntington. Neither Georgia nor I could be there live, so we...

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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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12 hours ago
Pink pineapple! #succulent #wander #wonder
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Pink pineapple! #succulent #wander #wonder
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19 hours ago