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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 & DREAMS 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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blog 113: In which I share some school coffee cups etc

I’m very fortunate to get invited to visit quite a lot of schools and occasionally I’m given a small gift when I leave which is lovely, but considering that I’m already well paid for my time, it’s certainly not something … Continue reading

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blog 112: In which the end of the year is in sight.

It’s been a bit over two months since my last post and these are my sins as always, it seems quite a bit has happened. A few days ago I completed my last school visit/author event for 2018. Yay! This … Continue reading

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blog 111: In which I explain where some things stand.

On September 1st my new young adult novel THE THINGS THAT WILL  NOT STAND was released. It’s always an exciting time, as well as nerve-wracking, when a new story goes out into the world. It’s a bit like your child … Continue reading

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blog 110: In which I bring you up to date with some recent and some not-quite-so-recent goings on.

I haven’t really posted much about what’s been happening over the last five months or so, and as it turns out, there’s been quite a lot! Such as … SCHOOL VISITS: I’ve had 25 or so great school visits including … Continue reading

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