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Blog #4 2020: In which I give you my lockdown lowdown.

‘What have you been doing to occupy yourself during the lockdown?’ I hear you ask from an acceptable distance. Well, simple answer, ‘Not much.’ But perhaps the devil is in the detail as they say. 1. So first up you’ll … Continue reading

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Blog #3 2020: In which I hunker down at a Safe Distance.

Well, my aim at the start of this year was to do AT LEAST a blog a month, so because this is just my third blog, I’m assuming/pretending that it must still be March – hey otherwise I’d be pathetically … Continue reading

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Blog #2 2020: In which we have absolutely the right kind of visitor.

It’s always lovely when writer friends are in town and drop in for a visit and it’s especially lovely when that visitor is the inaugural Australian Children’s Laureate (2012-13) BOORI MONTY PRYOR. Besides being an award-winning author (PM’s Award 2011 … Continue reading

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Blog #1 2020: In which I pave the 2020 road with a few good intentions.

Well it’s 2020 and I can’t believe most of January is gone already. Could everyone just slow down a bit till I catch my breath! I did a quick check and saw that in 2019 I only managed 7 blogs … Continue reading

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blog 119: In which I somehow find myself walking the Corridors of Power.

My YA novel The Things That Will Not Stand had its genesis in two thoughts that came to me one day when I was taking one of my regular walks around the neighbourhood. One was a memory from my Uni … Continue reading

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blog 118: In which I don’t really blog at all.

In August I spent a very enjoyable week in and around Adelaide talking at schools and libraries. Here’s an in interview I did with the amazing Jasmin at Campbelltown Public Library. Hopefully it’s all worth listening to but my very … Continue reading

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blog 117: In which the end of June stares me in the face – and I blink!

The end of June is rapidly approaching and by now I had planned that I would have completed the first draft of the 50-60,000 word YA novel that was the basis of my Queensland Writers Fellowship application. Well, as it … Continue reading

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blog 116: In which three months of 2019 somehow flashed by.

Well I woke up yesterday only to discover that it was April the First already. Is this some kind of a sick joke?!? Where did a quarter of 2019 go? I’m supposed to be deep in writing the serious YA … Continue reading

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blog 115: In which I take a trip on a few TARDIS SONGS.

Are there certain songs, that when you hear them, they magically transport you back to another time and place? If your immediate response to that question is – ‘What? How did you know that about me? Are you some kind … Continue reading

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blog 114: In which I build it and then some of them come and some of them don’t.

Towards the end of every year I write down in my journal an extensive list of WRITING HOPES & DREAMSĀ for the following year on the misguided belief that writing stuff down helps it come true. My Writing Hopes and Dreams … Continue reading

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