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 years. The wedding was everything weddings should be: joyous, friendly, full of love and laughter. The venue was by the...

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 form and of Sherryl Clark’s work. Poetry is often seen as a complex form, inaccessible to all but...

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...
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 have begun to see friends again too. On Tuesday, Sam from Wild Dingo Press and I visited bookshops –...

Kookaburra competition results are in!

Kookaburra competition results Thank you so much to everyone who entered our Kookaburra competition, for your imagination and skill. We were overwhelmed by the quality and number of entries in both categories. Thank you to the parents and teachers who supported their...