Online Literature Festival

I’m excited to be part of this year’s Queensland Online Literature Festival (22 Aug-9 Sep).  The festival is an amazing opportunity for school kids from all over Queensland to hear from some of Australia’s best authors. Thirty writers are involved this year and you can connect with them whether you’re in Boulia, Biloela or Brisbane (or anywhere […]

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Central Queensland Literary Festival

I’m all talked out after a week with a brilliant bunch writers and illustrators at the Central Queensland Literary Festival – sharing stories with clever students and aspiring novelists by day, by night debating lofty ideas like: Can the Broncos beat the Eels? (It turns out they certainly can!) Rockhampton put on perfect winter weather for the creative […]

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Books from our Backyard

It’s no secret that Queensland has great weather and fantastic beaches, but a prolific writing community? Well, that’s not so well known. The Queensland Writers Centre is aiming to change that with its annual Books From Our Backyard catalogue – packed full of books published by Queensland authors. The QWC kicked off this year’s campaign […]

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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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Snorkelling on Great Keppel – just part of the Capricorn Literary Festival

I have just rediscovered Great Keppel Island, nearly thirty years after my last visit – and it hasn’t changed a bit. (Shame I can’t say the same for myself.) Last time I was here with uni friends – a freshly minted journalism graduate – camping, swimming, snorkelling and on one occasion coming face to face […]

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