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Mums On Phones

It’s Easter Monday. A public holiday. Our youngest daughter Eve wakes early. ‘Get out of bed!’ she says. ‘It’s Moana day! Remember, no devices!’ The gorgeous girl had crafted herself a raft out of bamboo fence, and a paddle from a piece of bamboo and a...

Your Creative Year

Hello. Well. 2019. What do you have in store for us, I wonder? I spent New Year’s Eve writing. Eight straight hours. Write, write, write. I worked on my middle grade manuscript the first two weeks of January, and spent the rest of the month...

First Day Of School Books & Wisdom

It’s a new school year in Australia. Last year, I was sending both my girls off to big school for the first time. It was emotional. But they coped better than I did! I still can’t believe it was only a year ago. How quickly...

A musical show Tiggy

Tiggy review and teacher resources

So happy today to read a wonderful review of TIGGY AND THE MAGIC PAINTBRUSH over on Children's Books Daley. Megan and Melissa Kroeger have prepared some valuable teacher's notes, to use with 'A Musical Show' in classrooms. View it here.  If you are a Stage 1 primary...

Zanni Louise available for school & library visits 2019

Hello! It's nearly the end of the year - can you believe that? We are still being cold and cosy in Europe. Lots of time to write! Hope your year is wrapping up nicely too! With 2019 around the corner, I thought I'd put out the word...

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 ...

archie and the bear cbca notable

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...