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.
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”
10 ways to improve your writing when you’re not at your desk.
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?”
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”
A super-cool party or a save-the-orangutan fundraiser – that’s the choice facing Phoebe Wright in my newest Choose Your Own Ever After story – The Call of the Wild. The book lets you decide how the story goes. You can follow your heart right to the end, or go back and choose all over again.Continue reading “The Call of the Wild”
The wait is over! Counterfeit Love, my new book for young adults, is now available at bookshops and online. Lucy Yang is loving her first television job in Hong Kong. She works hard and plays hard, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship if she wants to become a TV news anchor by the timeContinue reading “Counterfeit Love”
GREAT news for girls who like to call the shots! YOU get to decide where the story goes in Choose Your Own Ever After The fun starts with How To Get To Rio. Follow your heart right to the end, and then go back and choose all over again. Schoolgirl Kitty McLean has to choose betweenContinue reading “Choose Your Own Ever After”
Fall in love with the Smitten series. Tall, Dark and Distant: He’s gorgeous, with god-like abs and an adorable English accent. Then she discovers that he’s actually a member of an obscenely wealthy Russian family, and he wants to get to know her better. Nik catapults Georgia into a world of private yachts, fast cars andContinue reading “Get Smitten”
My son is studying descriptive writing at high school. For homework he was asked to write a paragraph on the view from his window. It’s a tough call when there’s not much going on out there. But that, of course, is the whole point of the exercise – to note what generally goes unnoticed, and toContinue reading “6 key ingredients for Descriptive Writing”