Books for Easter, too

A big thank you to my friend and fellow writer, Sherryl Caulfield for a wonderful Easter gift – a copy of her new novel, Come Full Circle. The story is the third in the Iceberg Trilogy and promises a raw conclusion to the series, as a woman goes on a journey discover the missing pieces […]

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Rich and Rare launch night

How many writers and illustrators can you pack into the offices of an independent Melbourne Publishing house? Ford Street was going for the record on Friday night with the launch of Rich & Rare – the latest anthology for teens, edited by Paul Collins. Ford Street was packed with hugely talented and wonderfully witty Australian […]

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A beauty – Rich and Rare

Get ready for a collection of original works from almost 50 fab Australian authors and illustrators. Rich and Rare, Ford Street Publishing’s latest anthology for teens hits bookshops next month – promising something for everyone. Paul Collins has put together an amazing line-up for this hefty volume and I’m very excited to be part of […]

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Sugar is sweet

There’s nothing like a break from the daily grind to get the creative juices flowing (or dripping at the very least), and a holiday never lets me down. A week in the Whitsundays was going to be my chance to do lots of reading – always useful before the start of a new project. Unfortunately sailing, […]

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A visit to Hazard River

It’s hard not to be inspired by this place – a little corner of bushland between the Noosa River and the North Shore beach. There are no chic shops or must-do restaurants on this side of the river. It’s all about dirt tracks, deserted beaches, boats, bikes and  unexpected encounters – kangaroos boxing on the […]

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My Writing Process

Thank you to the wonderfully talented, and all-round gorgeous, children’s author Krista Bell, for inviting me to be part of My Writing Process Blog Tour. I first met Krista on a visit to Central Queensland. I shared an apartment and many laughs with Krista and another inspirational author, Susanne Gervay. We were part of a […]

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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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Motivating reluctant readers

Has there ever been a better time to be a young book lover? The diversity and volume of children’s books is staggering. There is something in print for every reading level and every possible interest, cleverly illustrated and packaged  inside an inviting cover. Yet, a lot of children approach reading with the same enthusiasm as […]

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Anthology from Ford Street

I am very excited to be included in a new anthology put together by Ford Street editor, Paul Collins. Trust Me Too hits bookshops next month. It’s jam packed with great Aussie authors and illustrators. I have departed from adventure for this one and have contributed a high school romance, The Bridge. Find out all […]

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Hazard River adventure

The Hazard River series by J.E. Fison (that’s me) is action-packed fun for young readers. Collect all six! Holidays are normally fun – right? But when Jack Wilde, his brother Ben and their friends Lachlan and Mimi visit Hazard River nothing is normal. The gang comes up agaist rogue fishermen, smugglers and dodgy developers as […]

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