Photo by: Paul Cristina

LUNCH WITH THE STARS!

After a whirlwind few days down in Melbourne at the HNSA conference, it was such a pleasure then to visit the beautiful old St Patricks Seminary / Hogwarts Castle in Manly yesterday to celebrate books and reading with over 200 excited students and their heroic teacher/librarians. Pictured: organiser Belinda Murrell and her sister Kate Forsyth along with…

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HNSA TRIUMPH!

Our HNSA conference weekend in Melbourne was absolutely fabulous!  A lot of hard work went into its organisation, but it was a wonderful weekend with so many author friends to catch up with, and so many new people to meet, both writers and readers but all of them lovers of historical fiction! The conference kicked…

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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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