Without words

It’s not often the internet can be accused of underselling anything, but no amount of online browsing prepared me for my recent visit to the Art Gallery of NSW to see the finalists of the Archibald Prize. The winner – Fiona Lowry’s portrait of architect Penelope Seidler, blew me away. You have to stand in […]

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Call of the Orangutan

Happy International Orangutan Day – or not so happy, as the case may be. August 19th is being marked to recognize the dangers facing the most iconic victim of the palm oil industry. I first encountered orangutans twenty years ago. I was holidaying on the island of Borneo and came across a sanctuary where young orphaned […]

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The Call of the Wild

I’ve just sent off the final pages for my new book in the Choose Your Own Ever After series – The Call of the Wild. Yahoo! I can’t wait to see the finished product. In this story, nature-loving Phoebe has to choose between helping at a save-the-organutan movie night, and going to a super-cool party with besties. […]

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Tips from publisher and author, Paul Collins

Phew! I am just recovering from an exhausting but fantastic week visiting libraries in the Moreton Bay area. My head is still spinning after doing talks at twelve libraries in four days. Luckily I had a gorgeous staff member from the Moreton Bay Region Libraries to keep me on track, remind me where I was […]

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