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blog 104: In which I spend a couple of great days in beautiful Monto.

In October this year I had the good fortunate to be invited by Monto State High School to be part of their fantastic Growing Young Literary Artists in the North Burnett project. On Wednesday Oct 11th around midday, I flew from … Continue reading

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blog 103: In which I say ‘Cheers & Thanks’ to Germany and post a video.

Apart from at home here in Australia, my books have been most successful in Germany. As well as having nine books presently published in the country, there has also been a radio broadcast of the complete Ishmael series, short-listings and … Continue reading

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blog 102: In which I try to remember what happened in the 3 months since I last posted.

It’s been quite an eventful few months since my last update. August and September are usually the busiest months for school bookings because of BOOK WEEK and this year was no exception for me. During that time I visited 24 … Continue reading

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blog 101: In which I say something (but not much) about my WIP.

I was thinking the other day (yes, it does happen occasionally) that every new thing I’ve written has been different in some fundamental way from everything else that has gone before it. For example … My first published book The Running … Continue reading

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blog 100: In which I post the stunning conclusion to my 2 week odyssey in WA WA Land!

(* If you missed my blog about Week One or you want to recap go HERE.) Author’s Log: Star Date Saturday June 3/Sunday June 4. PREVIOUSLY on my Western Australian trip with Lesley Reece presenting writing workshops on behalf The … Continue reading

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blog 99: In which I visit WA WA Land – Part the First.

This is a log of the first week of my two week trip to Western Australia presenting writing workshops as part of The Literature Centre’s Talented Young Writers’ Programme. Author’s Log: Star Date Sunday May 28. Woke up dull and … Continue reading

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blog 98: In which I tell of some things that have happened.

DISCLAIMER: Ok from now on whenever I start a new blog, I’m not going to even mention that in the previous blog (and every blog before that) I apologized for the long time between posts, made a firm and sincere promise … Continue reading

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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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