Claire’s Blog

The countdown is on …

the countdown is on ... only a few more days to get your Kookaburra entries in! We've had so many fabulous verses and pictures, it's going to be...

Keep them coming!

Keep them coming There are two more weeks until the end of our kookaburra competition (scroll down for details). Tannya and I are so pleased that...

Update September 2020

Update September 2020

Update September 2020 Aussie Stem Stars: Georgia Ward-Fear is in the wild! From a young age, Georgia Ward-Fear always felt a connection to wild...

Kookaburra Competition

*It's Kookaburra Competition time* ATTENTION students, parents, teachers, librarians. It’s Kookaburra Competition time! Clear your desks and sharpen...

Haywire shortlisted

Well, as if having a new book (Kookaburra) release isn't enough wonderfulness at this tricky time, Wednesday 5 August brought its own special magic....

Hello Kookaburra!

Welcome! I am joined today by the wonderful Tannya Harricks. August 1 is release day for our new Walker Books Australia Nature Storybook picture...

Kookaburra Flies

I wrote the first complete draft of Kookaburra in late 2017, but not before I had delved deep into kookaburra physical, social, environmental...

Update July 2020

Update July 2020

Update July 2020 Kookaburra Kookaburra is about to appear in the 'real world'. Kookaburra, illustrated by Tannya Harricks and published in Walker...

Stories are everywhere

We went to the beach today, for tomorrow we lock down again for six weeks. Point Cook Coastal Reserve has a long shallow beach front that stretches...

Portable Magic

A little while ago, I was lucky enough to be interviewed by friend and fellow writer, Sue Lawson. Now, Ms L has had a diverse and varied career in...