I thought I’d share with you some of the things I’ll be doing over the next few weeks in case any of you would like to come along.
Monday 15th Sept: I’ll be online with the QLD Literature Festival for two sessions ‘talking’ about crime and romance in medieval time: 9.20 and 10.35 session starts.
Wed. 17th I shall be at Collaroy Plateau P/S for their awards assembly. (I was one of the judges of their story competition. The entries were amazing, some on powerpoint and all with great illustrations – I’d like to give all of the students an award!)
Thurs. 18th Manly library in Sydney is hosting Re(a)d or White: uncork a book from 5-7 pm. I’m one of a panel and shall be talking about books set in medieval time that have informed and inspired by Janna Mysteries (accompanied by a glass of mead!)
Sat. 20th The Plantagenet Society have invited me to speak on the topic ‘Stephen and Matilda’ – the major players in the civil war in the 1140s that forms the backdrop of the Janna Mysteries. 2 pm Hornsby Library, tel: John McDermott (02) 9489 5768 for further information.
Sun.21st I’ve been asked to host the Manly FAW short story awards + accompanying paintings from children at the Spastic Centre as part of the Manly Arts Festival. Manly Art Gallery, 5 pm.
Mon.22nd I shall be talking to students from St Cecilias about researching and writing my novel, Ghost Boy, and accompanying them on the special Ghost Boy tour up at the Quarantine Station in Manly on Tues 23rd.
First weekend in October is Conflux in Canberra, after which I’m conducting a fantasy-writing workshop for students on Mon. 6th.
Fri. 10th Oct: Sydney Writers Centre: I’m conducting a fantasy-writing workshop for students 1.30 – 4 pm
Oct. 20th-24th I shall be on-line with Kerrie Smith on the Beware of Books forum to answer questions about my books.

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