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blog 97: In which I wake up and realise that 2017 has started already!

Hi All. Well 2017 is already well underway so I thought I should blog something before I missed it completely. In terms of writing, it’s been about half a year since my last book The Pain My Mother Sir Tiffy … Continue reading

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blog 96: In which I meet SHINTARO!!!!!!!!!! and live/love to tell the tale.

If you were a kid like me growing up in Australia in the 60s you would probably remember a very popular TV show from Japan called The Samurai which featured a samurai warrior named Shintaro Akikusa and his Iga Ninja side-kick Tombei the Mist. Maybe … Continue reading

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blog 95: In which I suddenly realise it’s December!

It’s the last month of 2016. If this year is following the pattern of previous years, by my calculations, that means it’s December! Back on September 12 when I last wrote, I ended my blog with this bold statement: I’m making a … Continue reading

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blog 94: In which I quickly recap the past 8 weeks – with beaucoup de pictures!

A lot has happened over the last 8 weeks. Not much writing I have to admit (ie none) but plenty of writing-related things. For example … # I visited a number of schools in and around the BRISBANE/IPSWICH region, such as Ipswich Girls Grammar, … Continue reading

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blog 93: In which I play catch-up yet again.

It’s been quite a busy few months since the last update, so very briefly here are some things that happened. We had a great launch for The Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy Cyber Boy and Me at Riverbend Books in Brisbane. A huge … Continue reading

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blog 92: In which I put on my serious face and talk about PARALLEL IMPORTS

What are Parallel Import Restrictions (PIRs)? At present in Australia, the UK and USA, an author owns territorial rights to their work. This means that they can sell their book to one publisher in Australia, one in America and another in … Continue reading

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blog 91: In which I travel to the Nation’s Capital to be there when the Dugongs returned.

Recently I happily accepted an invitation from Daramalan College in Canberra to come to talk to their Yr 8s who had read a couple of my Ishmael books … … and also to attend a sell-out performance of their school stage show based … Continue reading

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blog 90: In which I blatantly promote my new book!

I’m happy to say that I have a new YA book coming out in MAY. Wooohoooo! It’s called THE PAIN, MY MOTHER, SIR TIFFY, CYBER BOY and ME and it will be launched at RIVERBEND BOOKS in Brisbane on TUESDAY … Continue reading

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blog 89: In which I say ‘see ya’ to February and March.

Well somehow we’ve arrived at April so here are some things that have happened in the two months since I returned from my three weeks in China in January. (see blog 87 and blog 88 for details re China) I’ve had … Continue reading

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blog 88: In which I’m STILL in CHINA – PART THE SECOND.

In my previous blog I had reached the end of my time at the Nansha College Preparatory Academy and had covered my first 10 days in China. AND YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!!!!! (And I must say I find … Continue reading

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