Conferences

I’ve just been in Sydney for the Walker Conference followed sharply by the SCBWI International Conference.The Walker Conference was for authors and illustrators who work with Walker Books and was a great way to meet all the Walker team and learn more about how...

Guinea Pig Town

 Yesterday, I caught the train to Woodend for the launch of Lorraine Marwood’s new poetry collection, Guinea Pig Town and other animal poems (Walker Books).   The launch was organised by the Goldfields Library and was held in Bendigo and then Woodend.The weather...

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...

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...