ERROL! published in Italy

Crack open the vino! Looks like ERROL! has a publishing deal in Italia. So exciting! I think Mum may need to repack her shopping trolley ...

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Archie and the Bear selected for International catalogue: White Ravens

Good news! Archie and the Bear has been selected for the "White Ravens" catalogue 2018, to be launched at Bologna Book Fair next year. This means it has been selected by the International Youth Library to be included in their annual catalogue of book recommendations in the field...

New Tiggy and the Magic Paintbrush books!

This month, two new Tiggy and the Magic Paintbrush books hit the shelves.‘Tiggy and the Magic Paintbrush is a wonderful celebration of the power of children’s imagination,’ says book reviewer, Better Reading. ‘Tiggy is the lucky owner of a magical paintbrush, one that allows her to...

Publishing opportunity for young writers

One of the most common questions I get on school visits is: 'How can I get my story published?' There are a few options, and I will explore these in another blog post. But my daughter and I had a thought that we could make our own...

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How to be Tiggy for Book Week

As many of you know, it's Book Week next week in Australia. This year's theme is Find Your Treasure. Exciting times ahead! Is your school doing Book Week? Are they doing a book parade? I love seeing the photos of kids' and teachers' costumes each year.  My friend...

Errol! Picture book with Philip Bunting

ERROL! hits the shelves

Well, it's finally here! ERROL! by yours truly and amazing Philip Bunting is on the shelves. ERROL! is the story of a cheeky penguin who has an unusual response when his mother starts counting to three, and saying it's time to go. This story is about resistance,...

Joining Australian Writers’ Centre

Hi guys! I am excited to let you know I am joining the Australian Writers' Centre crew to run Writing Picture Books, a two-day course in Brisbane.  This course is packed with inspiration and information about how to write your own picture book, and break into...

Creative Bookmaking Tent at Newcastle Writers Festival

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_gallery interval="3" images="23328,23329,23331,23332,23333,23334,23335" img_size="400x400"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][/vc_row] It's been a busy time! Last Friday, I flew down south for Newcastle Writers Festival.  I had the pleasure of attending this lovely festival with one of my best friends on Saturday. Laughed at Kitty...

Grafton Yamba StoryBoard Tour

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_gallery interval="3" images="23318,23319,23320,23321,23322,23323" img_size="400x400"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][/vc_row] The StoryBoard crew have just returned after an epic school tour of Grafton and Yamba.  Authors Jesse Blackadder, Samatha Turnbull and myself ran story writing workshops with nearly 400 kids in two days. On Wednesday,...