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March 17th, 2019

I’m setting out to read the shortlist for this year’s Aurealis award for Best Children’s Fiction. First on the list is Jaclyn Moriarty’s The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Continue reading

March 9th, 2019

One of the Year Six classes at Dodges Ferry primary school is currently reading Museum of Thieves, and I’ve been invited to talk to them – which has sent me Continue reading

March 3rd, 2019

The very first of my books to appear on a shortlist was Museum of Thieves, in the 2010 Aurealis awards for Australian fantasy/science fiction. It was wildly exciting seeing it Continue reading

March 1st, 2019

A couple of months ago, the bloke who designed and built my new website sent me a message with a link showing me how to use Mailchimp to send emails Continue reading

February 17th, 2019

I realised at the beginning of this week that I’ve got four books on the go. Which is occasionally confusing, but mostly enjoyable. Haunted Warriors (The Rogues #3) which I’m Continue reading

February 10th, 2019

My sister-in-law is teaching at a small primary school in Torres Strait, almost exactly halfway between Cape York and Papua New Guinea. She was down in Tasmania over Christmas, and Continue reading

February 3rd, 2019

I’ve been asked to present a workshop for the Tasmanian Writers Centre this year, on a subject of my choice. And I’m pretty sure I’m going to do one on Continue reading

January 27th, 2019

I’ve been reworking the plot of Book X this past week. My initial plot was a pretty dodgy one that I threw together quickly just so I could start writing Continue reading

January 20th, 2019

I went to a workshop yesterday, run by AGDA, the Australian Graphic Design Association. It was called ‘sketch noting’, which is using a mix of drawing and writing to record Continue reading

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

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