11 February 2020 It's not every day that you get to meet the Australian Children's Laureate. I had the pleasure of meeting Ursula Dubosarsky at the National Library of Australia, shortly after her announcement as this year's Children's Laureate. And I had the honour of sitting next to her at a celebration dinner that night… Continue reading 2020 Children’s Laureate – Ursula Dubosarsky
14 January 2020 I was proud to help raise funds for the NSW fireys, who are still bravely battling devastating bushfires across the state. I joined Twitter to auction ten copies of The Trouble in Tune Town, along with a manuscript assessment, and raised a few hundred dollars – a small contribution but every little… Continue reading #Authorsforfireys – Twitter
30 November 2019 Losing a family pet is always heartbreaking. We lost our beloved 11-year-old dog in 2014 and then our our one-of-a-kind schnoodle earlier this year, all the more heartbreaking as she was only four. We swore we never wanted to go through that sort of pain again. Yet here we are, this time… Continue reading Dog days
It's sometimes hard to believe, but adults were once kids. I still have many of my childhood clothing and toys, including my favourite stuffed animal, Snoopy. He's looking tired lately, and a bit thinner than I recall, but he's still a very loyal companion. So loyal, in fact, that he's insisting on 'co-hosting' a few… Continue reading Snoopy to the rescue!
2 August 2019 I'll be leading a morning of story-time, craft activities and book-signing at Bookface Gungahlin on Saturday, 10 August – Love Your Bookshop Day. Bookshops are more than places to broaden your bookshelves. They're small businesses, lifelines for the lonely and isolated, portals to other worlds for children and adults alike, and essential… Continue reading Love Your Bookshop Day