All Systems Go!

All Systems Go!

Dear reader, welcome to my new website! You’ll notice that it has lots of bells and whistles, and is also far easier to navigate than the old one. It has new sections for my different book categories. It has more detail about what kind of talks, presentations...
Surprise! It’s a … picture book!

Surprise! It’s a … picture book!

One day, several years ago, I was minding my own business when I got a message through the contact form on this website. I’ve had some lovely messages before – people in their twenties and thirties who loved my early novels when they were teenagers, researchers...
Oh What A Night!

Oh What A Night!

The Children’s Books Council of WA’s annual A Night With Our Stars event was held on Friday 18 March at the Bendat Parent and Community Centre in Wembley. En-masked, sanitised and socially distanced teachers, librarians, publishers, booksellers, writers and...

Writing exciting

In an otherwise trying week, I had a burst of writing-related serendipity on Wednesday.  Sometimes, with writing, you feel like you’re trying to melt glass with your breath: it just won’t yield, and no matter the effort you expend.  Sometimes it’s not the writing...
Bits and pieces

Bits and pieces

1.  Back in the early 90s, when I first got into the writing scene in Perth, there was an incredible bubbling of energy, ideas and poetry collections from writers like Morgan Yasbincek, Tracy Ryan, Barbara Temperton, Marcella Polain, and Sarah French, to name but a...