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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

July 28th, 2019

When I go into schools, kids often ask me, ‘In your books, who is your favourite character?’ It’s an impossible question to answer, because I love them all, even the Continue reading

July 7th, 2019

Ella lived in the red-dirt country where the earth was as dry as old bones and it hadn’t rained for years and years and years. It’s four weeks and a Continue reading

June 30th, 2019

I’m going down to Bruny Island for a couple of days, leaving later this morning, and while I’m there I’m going to visit the local primary school. It’s a very Continue reading

June 23rd, 2019

The editing process for a novel is long and slow. But there are some really exciting moments in it, and one of the best is receiving First Pages from my Continue reading

June 9th, 2019

When I was eighteen, some friends and I went to the drive-in to watch the Steven Spielberg movie Duel. It was Spielberg’s second movie, so his name didn’t mean a Continue reading

June 2nd, 2019

Back in 2010 I was invited to New Delhi to take part in the Bookaroo Festival of Children’s Literature. It took place over four or five days, and there were Continue reading

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