‘As the Crow Flies’ takes off

UPDATE: As the Crow Flies is now available from Australian Plays. I am excited to reveal that my first play – As the Crow Flies, is soon to be published by Australian Plays. The play for secondary school students is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and explores the themes of ambition, consequences and identity. ItContinue reading “‘As the Crow Flies’ takes off”

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?”

Voices (and amazing sunsets) on the Coast

Thirty writers, illustrators and performers, 75 schools, 4000 students, teachers, volunteers, storms, howling winds, misplaced authors, missing cars, laughs, tears and an unforgettable sunset – that was this week’s Voices on the Coast. And I loved being part of it. It was so much fun sharing stories with students and hanging out with a heap ofContinue reading “Voices (and amazing sunsets) on the Coast”

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”

So, that’s what you think

Writers can be fragile little things. I cried long and hard when my editor returned my first manuscript covered in comments and changes. I think I’ve toughened up a bit since then, improved my writing, and decided not take take every comment personally. But positive feedback? Well, I’m taking that very personally. Thanks to Written Word Worlds forContinue reading “So, that’s what you think”

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,Continue reading “Sugar is sweet”

The Call of the Wild

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”

Counterfeit Love

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”

Get Smitten

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”

The temples of Angkor

It’s seventeen years since I last visited Cambodia’s sprawling temple complex of Angkor. So, it’s no surprise that the UNESCO World Heritage site is a bit busier than it was last time I was here. Bus loads of tourists pour into Angkor Wat and the other famous temples of Bayon and Ta Prohm. Yet, thereContinue reading “The temples of Angkor”