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”
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How to improve your writing
10 ways to improve your writing when you’re not at your desk.
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 to get to Rick
Ta da! Copies of Como ficar com Rick – the Brazilian version of How to get to Rio have just arrived and don’t they look delicious. The book is part of the Choose Your Own Ever After series which lets you decide how the story goes. In Como ficar com Rick Kitty Maclean has to choose betweenContinue reading “How to get to Rick”
More Books From Our Backyard
Congratulations to all of the Queensland authors who had books in the latest Books From Our Backyard catalogue. The guide, put together by the Queensland Writers Centre, is a reminder that our sunny state is not just about fab weather and beautiful beaches, we’ve also got some amazing authors. The catalogue lists the books publishedContinue reading “More Books From Our Backyard”
Choose Your Own Ever After wins design award
A big congratulations to the super-talented people at Studio Spartels and Hardie Grant Egmont publishers. The Choose Your Own Ever After series has just won the ABDA‘s award for Best Designed Children’s/Young Adult Series! I’m excited to see that the judges love the front covers of How to get to Rio, The Call of the Wild (my two booksContinue reading “Choose Your Own Ever After wins design award”
Friends for always?
Olá amigas! My first book in the Choose Your Own Ever After series – How to Get to Rio is now out in Portuguese! The front cover is looking just as cute as ever, but there’s a new title – Amigas Para Sempre? which means Friends for Always? BUY it here and check out the funky littleContinue reading “Friends for always?”
How to strengthen your writing voice
This week I’ve been working with school children on developing their writing voice. I know plenty of adults who would have a hard time defining this concept, so it might seem like a mature topic for kids. But the reality is – students are marked on their voice in NAPLAN tests, so, it’s an aspectContinue reading “How to strengthen your writing voice”
The Call of the US
BUY IT NOW Get ready, girls of the US – the Choose Your Own Ever After series is heading your way. The US publisher Kane Miller has just acquired rights to my second book in the series The Call of the Wild. My first book in the series How to Get To Rio is due for release in theContinue reading “The Call of the US”