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December 9th, 2018

I was having dinner with some friends the other night, and I mentioned that I’d started a new book

December 2nd, 2018

Well the holiday only lasted for a few days. Then I started to get itchy, wanting to get back to Alley Hunters, so I spent last week working through another Continue reading

November 18th, 2018

I don’t take many holidays. Mainly because I love what I do, and spending the morning sitting up in bed writing is my idea of fun.

November 11th, 2018

It’s always interesting talking to a class that has read my books, because their questions are deeper and more specific. For example, at Warrane primary school last week, someone asked Continue reading

November 4th, 2018

Books can start in the strangest ways. Some of them start with a character, or a place, or an idea.

October 28th, 2018

Back in 2010, when Museum of Thieves first came out, I had the rather nice problem of how to get my signature to interstate/overseas readers who wanted it.

October 21st, 2018

One of the hardest things about writing a first draft is accepting that a lot of it is going to be rubbish.

October 14th, 2018

Well yesterday was perfect weather for my not-a-launch. I sat outside the Hobart Bookshop with my teapot and my signing pens, and chatted to whoever turned up, and enough people Continue reading

October 7th, 2018

Years and years and years ago, I tried to write a children’s story about two characters called Mr Gumshackle and Miss Leatherbarrow. Looking back, the idea was way too cute

September 30th, 2018

Secret Guardians, book 2 in the Rogues trilogy, is out at last, and Duckling and Pummel are heading into more danger

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