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November 16th, 2019

This is an out-take from City of Lies (The Keepers #2), and tells the story of what happened to Morg when Herro Dan sent her to search for Goldie, Toadspit Continue reading

November 10th, 2019

I don’t go anywhere without a notebook. I’ve carried one for years, because I never know when I’m going to see something or hear something or meet someone who gives Continue reading

November 3rd, 2019

When people ask me how I got started writing for children, I usually talk about the time roughly 20 years ago when I was writing a whole lot of different Continue reading

October 26th, 2019

I’m having a hard time with one of the neighbourhood cats. Don’t get me wrong, I love cats, most of all Harry, who has lived with me for the last Continue reading

October 13th, 2019

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been playing with ideas for a new story. At one point I had several ideas on the go, and I couldn’t choose between Continue reading

September 29th, 2019

This week sees the publication of Haunted Warriors, the third and final book in the Rogues trilogy, in which the story of Duckling, Pummel, Otte and Sooli, comes to its Continue reading

September 14th, 2019

My author copies of Haunted Warriors (the third and final book in the Rogues trilogy) have arrived, and I thought it’d be nice to run a giveaway. You don’t have Continue reading

September 8th, 2019

Five years ago, I bought three chooks, and named them Clara, Dolly and Floss (short for Florence). They were the sweetest creatures – unfortunately they weren’t very long-lived. Clara survived Continue reading

August 25th, 2019

I was in Sydney all last week, visiting schools for Book Week. When I go away, I usually leave Harry with a house sitter – or, if it’s just for Continue reading

August 11th, 2019

I was flicking through an old notebook from 1994 the day before yesterday, and found the very first note of the idea that eventually turned into my picture book, Ella Continue reading

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