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January 6th, 2019

So, 2019 is upon us, but only just. I hope the year began well for you, and if it didn’t, I hope it begins to improve very soon. I love Continue reading

December 23rd, 2018

Here it is almost the end of the year, and I’m taking stock of what I’ve done with my writing over the last twelve months, and where I’m going next Continue reading

December 16th, 2018

I had a good reminder about trust this week. It’s a huge part of writing, particularly with something as long and complex as a novel.

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.

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