It’s not often that authors get to enjoy some glamour. Writing is a lot of hard work, and there aren’t many opportunities to kick back and enjoy the fruits of our labours. So I was pleasantly surprised when I clicked on an email from the Greek Festival of Sydney organisers, and saw that it contained …

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At the London Book Fair! In case you’re not familiar, the Book Fair is a global marketplace for rights negotiations and the sale and distribution of content. My new publisher Sweet Cherry Publishing are exhibiting there, and they’ll be celebrating the upcoming launch of our new junior fiction series Gormless Gods and Hapless Heroes with some yummy Greek snacks. I’ll talk …

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After getting my first junior novel published nearly two years ago, I felt certain that all would be plain sailing from then on. I had my foot in the door, as they say. It was a rude awakening when I discovered that wasn’t necessarily so – at least, not for fiction. Thankfully my non-fiction work was …

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It’s over – the launch of my first junior novel. Mike the Spike has now been officially introduced to the world. And what a send off! All that build up. The plans … the nerves … the lice … I had a great time and, I’m delighted to say, so did everyone else. I did …

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My first junior novel Mike the Spike has just been released by New Frontier Publishing as part of their Little Rockets series. It’s all about head lice and trust and self-reliance and really cool hats! The official launch will be next month, during the school holidays. But in the meantime, I’m running a giveaway competition. …

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Like all good things in life, the writers’ conference started with the smell of coffee. I felt excited, and a bit nervous, walking into the CYA Conference rooms at Southbank, Brisbane. The heady smells and the sound of excited chatter were the perfect greeting. I didn’t know anyone, but I knew I’d be surrounded by …

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