Bryce Courtney’s workshop

I had a busy week last week brushing up my writing skills with Bryce Courtney and a group of really great writers (and interesting people) at Bryce’s workshop at Macquarie University. It was pretty full on, with his novel Jessica to read before we started, as well as Peter Yeldham’s script from the novel which…

Welcome to the New Year

Hope you’ve all got off to a good start in 2010, that you’ve had a good Christmas and are enjoying the holidays? How are the New Year’s resolutions going? (I have the same as always: get fit, lose weight. Trouble is, with all the parties still going on, I keep thinking I’ll start ‘next week’…

Hugh vs Godric

Thanks Dayna for the latest (fascinating) post and to you all for buying into Janna’s love life! I’ve found your comments really interesting, giving me much to think about. Characters and their motivation are always at the forefront of an author’s mind while telling a story (and hopefully that’s translated onto the page.) I ‘know’…

UPDATE + FESTIVE GREETINGS

I can’t believe it’s been a month since my last post! But good things have been happening on the writing scene, although I’ll say up front that I’m still waiting on a word from the agent regarding the Janna Mysteries. However, Random House have now put Ghost Boy and the Shalott trilogy onto their Print…

JANNA + OTHER NEWS

First up, apologies for the long silence: just returned from two blissful weeks in Bali and, although it’s hard coming down to earth again, the landing was made easier by all the wonderful emails and blog messages waiting on my computer – thank you all so much for your enthusiasm, it means a lot to…

who are the people in the photos?

Good question! These were taken at a recent ‘Meet the Author’ afternoon tea at Manly Library, organised by the new northern suburbs branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia in conjunction with the library as part of the Manly Arts Festival. It’s taken a major tussle with technology to transfer these photos to my…