the secret science of magic

Review : The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil

the secret science of magic Each time I've seen Melissa Keil's novels on the shelf in the last year, I have quite literally stopped, and gasped at their beauty, intoxicated by their names and their design. Finally, last summer, I had the chance to sink into Keil's...

writing alone

The Myth of the Lonesome Writer

When you close your eyes, and imagine a writer, what do you see? A person hunched over their desk, candlelight flickering? Is tapping of the typewriter or the scritch scratch on paper the only sound in the room? Historically, or archetypically, maybe, the writer is imagined...

Joining Children’s Bookshop Speaker’s Agency

I am excited to be joining the Children's Bookshop Speaker's Agency this year, to do school visits in and around Sydney, alongside the likes of Stephen Michael King, Morris Gleitzman, and Gus Gordon - and many others! If you are interested in me visiting your...

archie and the bear

Archie and the Bear off to Germany, Denmark and Slovenia

Really exciting to learn today that ARCHIE AND THE BEAR will be sold in Germany, Slovenia and Denmark early 2018! Thank you to Gerstenberg Germany, Turbine Forget Denmark and Skrivnost Slovenia for your interest in this book, and to the rights team at Hardie Grant Egmont...

Archie and the Bear has arrived

I received THIS beautiful book in the mail today - an advance copy of ARCHIE AND THE BEAR. I couldn't be more thrilled. The quality of the paper alone is enough to make me so proud of this book. Yay for David Mackintosh and me!...

Blogging for Writers, Byron Bay Writers Festival

What started as an online diary, to be shared with friends and family, has flourished as an effective means for individuals and businesses to connect with readers. Bloggers develop strong online communities, which lead to unlimited opportunities, as well as genuine friendships. Having a blog helps...