The Next Big Thing – I’ve been tagged

I’ve been tagged to take part in an ongoing blog tour about upcoming books. I was tagged by Lorraine Marwood. You can visit Lorraine’s blog and learn about her new book hereBut enough about that, and to the questions: 1. What is the working title of your...

at Bologna

‘There Was an Old Sailor’ appeared at Bologna Book Fair, even though I couldn’t make it. My friend Corinne took some pics of him, at the SCBWI stand and also at the Walker Books display. Many thanks Corinne.SCBWI booth was busy with members and books...

The thing about poetry

Sally Murphy recently released her new verse novel, Toppling (ill Rhian Nest James, pub Walker Books) and as part of her promotion, she invited guests to talk about poetry at her blog. There’s a month worth of poetry and thoughts about poetry over there. Worth a...

It’s out! It’s out!

‘There Was an Old Sailor’, my picture book with gorgeous illustrations by Cassandra Allen and published by the wonderful team at Walker Books Australia, is released today. Yeehah!Here it is! In the front window of ‘The Younger Sun’ the...

There Was an Old Sailor

A first advance copy of ‘There Was an Old Sailor’ was posted to me more than a week before Christmas. (thanks Virginia at Walker Books) I received notification of this while I was at Salamander Bay and was looking forward to it being at home waiting for...

Castlemaine launch

This post is a little late and out of order. I went to Castlemaine for the launch of ‘Isabella’s Garden’ a new picture book from Glenda Millard (pub Walker Books). The book is about the seasons of a garden and very poetic. Beautiful. The...