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October 18th, 2021

I used to have chooks, which was really helpful when I was doing research for A Clue for Clara. But I’ve never had ducks. Luckily, there are dozens of them Continue reading

October 3rd, 2021

One of most useful things I’ve learnt over the years is that no two books can be written the same way. I used to think that I just had to Continue reading

September 5th, 2021

At an online ceremony last weekend, A Clue for Clara was declared the winner of the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for Best Children’s Crime Novel. Hooray! You can watch Continue reading

August 15th, 2021

I am absolutely delighted to see that A Clue for Clara has been shortlisted for the 2021 Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards! These awards come up once a year for Continue reading

June 5th, 2021

I was a dreadfully anxious child. At the time, it seemed to me that I was the only one in the world who felt like that, and I became very Continue reading

May 29th, 2021

In October last year, I posted about Rita’s Revenge, a companion book to A Clue for Clara. I’m very excited to be able to tell you that I now have Continue reading

May 9th, 2021

Harry turned up in my back garden about ten years ago. I didn’t take a lot of notice of him at the time, because my garden is basically a jungle, Continue reading

April 21st, 2021

Last year I was supposed to go to the Brisbane Writers Festival. But of course, like so many other things, it was cancelled. So this year they’re having bits of Continue reading

October 25th, 2020

Signing off on a book you have been working on for twelve months or so is both exciting and worrying. Exciting because it has all come together at last. Worrying Continue reading

October 4th, 2020

We had a book launch for A Clue for Clara two weeks ago, at the Hobart Bookshop in Salamanca Square. It was supposed to be deadly serious – well, except Continue reading

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