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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Mike the Spike is being launched this Friday at Kogarah Library. Come along! It’s a great way to keep the kids occupied during the school holidays. There’ll be book readings, a drawing demo, craft and prizes! It’s FREE, and you can book here. My talented friend of the Crafty Theatre blog will be helping out. …

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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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The first glimpse of a book’s front cover is thrilling for authors. Suddenly it all starts to feel real. I’m happy I can now share my excitement with you! Mike the Spike will soon be released by New Frontier Publishing as part of their Little Rockets series. You can download free teachers’ notes and classroom activities …

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How many times have I attended writers’ conferences, watching authors share their wisdom and wishing I were among them? Don’t worry, it’s a rhetorical question. Even I don’t know the answer … suffice it to say, many. So when I discovered I’d finally be up there, on a panel, rubbing shoulders with other children and …

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Gotta love fellow writers! Author and blogger, Evelyne Holingue, has tagged me on the ‘Meet My Main Character Blog Tour’. Thanks, Eveylne, I’m honoured to take part. Evelyne is a Frenchwoman now living in the United States. She writes in both languages and is a very talented lady. She’s the author of Trapped in Paris, …

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It’s been a long time coming, but the release of my first junior novel is finally drawing near. Mike the Spike is being launched in August 🙂 There have been several highlights of the journey already. The first – and most crucial – was signing the contract with New Frontier Publishing. Promises of publication are …

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Brisbane’s CYA Conference is well-known for its writing and illustrating competitions. There is a large range of categories to enter, from picture books right up to young adult. The feedback sheets are well-thought out and very detailed. I was lucky enough to win first prize in the chapter books (younger readers) category for my entry …

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