After years of heavy sighs and longing looks, I’ve finally managed to sit on a writers’ success panel. The wonderful CYA Conference people invited me to present a talk to other writers about how my experience with CYA helped lead to my publishing success. I was delighted to take part – it was a dream come …

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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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