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April 26th, 2020

Have you ever had a secret that you absolutely couldn’t tell anybody until a certain date? And you couldn’t wait to tell people about it, but at the same time Continue reading

April 12th, 2020

The nicest thing that has happened recently is that Ella and the Ocean has been shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s literary awards – specifically, the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Continue reading

January 19th, 2020

When my country is on fire, is writing children’s books still a useful thing to do? This is a question that has been puzzling me over the last couple of 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

May 26th, 2019

My parents met and married in the Northern Territory during the Second World War. My father was a soldier just returned from Palestine. My mother was an army nurse. That Continue reading

April 7th, 2019

I am wildly excited about this book. It’s my eleventh book, but it feels like my first – probably because it’s so different from anything else I’ve written. And because Continue reading

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