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...
Historical Fiction Award Shortlist

Historical Fiction Award Shortlist

Historical Fiction Award Shortlist Well, this is exciting! Haywire is on the shortlist for Book Links Queensland’s inaugural historical fiction award. Details here! If you’re looking for me, I’m off dancing...
Treasure! The beginnings…

Treasure! The beginnings…

Pirates!  The beginnings.. About eight years ago, I wrote a picture book story based on an ‘auto-correct’ phrase. Not one I made, but one that another poet conjured when we were part of a summer poetry blog called A Poem A Day. A Poem A Day was set up by...
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 –...

What makes a scientist?

What makes a Scientist? This is wizardry, magic, wonderful. If you click on this link, you can read the first three chapters of Aussie Stem Stars: Georgia Ward-Fear. This is how scientists are made. You may also be interested in the Radio chat with Georgia Ward-Fear,...