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Tag Archives: Don’t Call Me Ishmael
Blog #141: I’ve Been One Poor Correspondent
Ok I’m just going to gloss over the fact that with all my good intentions about blogging more regularly, I haven’t actually posted anything for over six months. The good (?) news is that having just been let back into … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 2021 Celebrate Reading Conference, Blackbutt Bakery, Caroline Magerl, Dinge die so nicht bleiben konnen, Don't Call Me Ishmael, Federico Straga, Hörcompany, Home Quarantine, Jens Wawrczeck, Just a Dog, The Literature Centre Fremantle, The Things That Will Not Stand, White Ravens Festival 3 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Annabel Crabb, Canberra, Coen Brothers, Don't Call Me Ishmael, International Youth Library, Internationale Jugendbibliothek, Jeff Bridges, Omnibus Books, Parliament House Canberra, Scholastic Australia, Schonell Theatre, Scott Morrison, The Big Lebowski, The Things That Will Not Stand, University of Queensland, White Ravens Catalogue, Young Adult 6 Comments
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
blog 108: In which the characters from Don’t Call Me Ishmael discuss their weirdest dreams.
In 2013 I wrote a short story based on the Ishmael series that was included in an anthology created by my German publishers Carl Hanser celebrating 20 YEARS OF HANSER CHILDREN’S BOOKS. The piece was called Ismael und das Team … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Don't Call Me Ishmael, Orazio Zorzotto, Razzman, The Ishmael Series 2 Comments
blog 107: In which I officially begin 2018.
Well 2018 has started and it’s been very exciting. (And when I say ‘started” I mean of course that it kicked off ages ago and now more than a quarter of it is already gone!) (Hi Gabriella. Look a new … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged A Very Theatre Company, Ambrose-Treacy School, Artspear Entertainment, Assisi College, Australiens, Brisbane State High, Carl Hanser, Casimir Catholic College, CBCA Notables, CBCA Short-list, Chris Thomson, Chrissie Krebs, Commonwealth Games, Derek Danger Dale Series, Die Nerwensage Meine Mutter Sir Tiffy Dre Nerd und Ich, Don't Call Me Ishmael, Don't Call Me Ishmael: The Musical, Dr Thomas Mobius, Eric Vale Series, Fin Taylor, Fraser Island, Horcompany, Joe Bauer, Kingfisher Bay Resort, Marist Ashgrove, Mt Gravatt High School, O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, Queen of Apostles, Rita Artmann, Rodney Loses It!, Schonell Theatre, The Killage, The Pain My Mother Sir Tiffy Cyber Boy and Me, The Running Man, The Void, Tiaro, Toon Sandwich, Underground Broadway, University of Giessen, University of Qld 2 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Carl Hanser, Dinosaur Knights, Don't Call Me Ishmael, Eric Vale, Germany, Hoercompany, International Youth Library, Internationale Jugendbibliothek, Julia Nachtmann, Just a Dog, Nennt mich nicht Ismael, The Pain My Mother Sir Tiffy Cyber Boy and Me, The Running Man Leave a comment
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Albany Creek State School, Alek Topa, Artspear Entertainment, Barry Jonsberg, Bob Dylan, Book Links, Booked Out Speakers Agency, Don't Call Me Ishmael, Eaton's Hill State School, Eric Vale Off The Rails, Eric Vale Super Male, Hexenhaus, James Phelan, Kings Beach Caloundra, KOALA Awards, Morris Gleitzman, Mount Coot-tha Lookout, Narelle Oliver, Nikki McWatters, Richard Newsome, Rupert Rau, Samantha Wheeler 4 Comments
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged ASA, Don't Call Me Ishmael, Parallel Imports, PIRs, Productivity Commission 4 Comments
REBLOG #7 (a blog from the backlog!) blog 16: In which I speak out of school
A question from a teacher as we made our way through a school playground narrowly avoiding riots and food fights. Teacher: Michael, do you ever miss full-time teaching? Me: Would it be rude and insensitive if I just laughed hysterically about now? ———————————————————————- … Continue reading
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blog 75: In which I say a brief and belated goodbye to the last two months of 2014.
My brief recap on November and December: I had my last school visit for the year talking to the Year 9s at Mt Gravatt High who had studied Don’t Call Me Ishmael. Great kids, great school. I managed to break our duster … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Artspear Entertainment, Australiens, Don't Call Me Ishmael, Eat Your Words festival 2014, Ellen van Neerven, Eric Vale, Great Ocean Road, Joe Bauer, Loch Ard Gorge, Mt Gravatt High School, Otway Treetops Walk, Rita Artmann, Samantha Wheeler, Secret Agent Derek 'Danger' Dale, Twelve Apostles, University of Qld Leave a comment
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