CBCA BOOK WEEK!

Book Week is always a busy time for authors and illustrators of children’s fiction but it’s an exciting time too, as it’s an opportunity to visit schools to talk to students about our books and how we go about researching and writing them – or illustrating them.  I’m looking forward to my visit to Kambala tomorrow…

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Writers Unleashed!

And so they were at a wonderful writers festival at Tradies in Gymea, South Sydney, organised by Julianne Miles-Brown and her keen volunteers. Presenters included Deb Abela and Gabrielle Lord who both gave a fascinating talk on researching and writing their novels, while the ‘mystery pumpkin’ challenge seemed to go down particularly well at my own…

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On my way again!

These last few months have been difficult while I’ve been recovering from a full knee replacement (aftermath of a skiing accident long ago) which meant several weeks in hospital and rehab, plus intensive rehab since – but at last I’m feeling ‘normal’. And I have so many good things to look forward to, starting with Writers…

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Follow that Horse!

Join Isolde Martyn, Elisabeth Storrs, Julianne Miles-Brown and Debbie Robson at Sutherland library on Monday 29th May from 6.30 – 8.30 pm to hear how these talented authors of historical fiction set about researching and writing their books, from the first ‘inkle’ that set them chasing down the road and ending with how they set…

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TLs, the conference, and the QS

It was such a pleasure to be invited to join several other children’s authors and meet so many inspirational teacher/librarians at the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay’s TLs conference in Manly on Thursday. A group of us met Education Officer Julie Regalado from the Quarantine Station for a tour of some of the iconic buildings…

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Q Station and Ghost Boy

I’ve just been reading a new book titled From Quarantine to Q Station: Honouring the Past, Securing the Future, which starts with a fascinating insight into Aboriginal settlement on North Head and goes through the earliest days of quarantine in Sydney to the station’s metamorphosis as a ‘world class tourist destination‘ with hotel facilities under the management…

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