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, it just won’t fit. The shallow wave wash that pushes up the beach after a wave breaks has a name!...

Filling the Well

Filling the well Writing can drain your brain. Well, it certainly can drain mine. I try to keep topping up during a project, but when I’ve handed in a project, or finished editing I find that it’s helpful to consciously refill the well. That means walking...

Bursting!

It’s been a big week!Emu has been shortlisted for the Environment Award. Then there was lunch with Walker and Black Dog peoples from both sides of book-making. I received my copies of the US version of ‘Emu’. It has a dust jacket and looks very...

A visitor!

In this centenary year of Anzac Day, it’s not such a surprise that there are a few books on both sides of the Tasman about the Anzacs, but it was curious that the illustrators of these books (Max Berry and Bob Kerr) independently portrayed mateship in this same...

Book Week

I love Book Week. A chance to share all the things I love about books and writing. And at Firbank Grammar on Wednesday last, I was able to share with the whole school. And more. The gorgeous preps wrote me some illustrated letters complete with custom-made envelopes....

Twilight Zone

My middle son had surgery this morning to remove his four wisdom teeth. The procedure has been streamlined since my older son had the same surgery a few years ago. Much quicker, which has to be better for recovery. He walked into theatre, and walked out of the...