Deadline looms for my next book

If you see me on social media after today, tell me to get back to work. I have a deadline looming! The manuscript for my second book with Affirm Press is due in six weeks, and I still have a few chapters to sort out before then! I’m working on another gripping family drama. ThisContinue reading “Deadline looms for my next book”

One Punch takes off into the world

Writing can be a solitary pursuit, but the past fortnight has been the exact opposite. I’m still buzzing from the procession of launch events and interviews for my debut novel for adults – One Punch.

‘As the Crow Flies’ takes off

My first play for students – As the Crow Flies is now available at Australian Plays. Sam Sevenoaks will do anything to win the premiership, but winning comes at a very high price.

Into the wild – rediscovering Borneo

Twenty five years ago I made my first trip to Borneo – a rugged island in South East Asia, famous for its rainforests and wildlife. My last visit started my fascination with orangutans and inspired The Call of the Wild (Choose Your Own Ever After) about a school girl who has to make a choiceContinue reading “Into the wild – rediscovering Borneo”

Books, mountains and Archie

We don’t bother too much with winter in Queensland, but this year it feels like we’ve overlooked it entirely. A couple of chilly mornings and that was it, which might explain why my photo gallery is looking so much more impressive than my word count. It’s been too glorious to be indoors at my desk.Continue reading “Books, mountains and Archie”

What’s your story?

I hope you’ve had a great Easter break. I’ve been in Noosa – paddling, swimming, catching up with friends and doing some writing (I promise). I’ve had some questions about my books over the holidays, so I thought it was a good chance to wrap up the story so far … A QUICK SUMMARY I have written eleven books forContinue reading “What’s your story?”

WA visit: May 15-19

Hello WA! I will be winging my way to your side of the country soon – visiting schools in the Perth area from May 15-19, 2017. If you would like me to spend the day at your school – talking about story ideas, characters, the Choose Your Own Ever After series, Hazard River, orang-utans andContinue reading “WA visit: May 15-19”

How are your New Year resolutions going?

At the beginning of the year I made a commitment to take a break from the routine as much as possible, and do more. I know it’s only February, and it may be too early to be crowing about my success on the resolutions front, but so far, so good.