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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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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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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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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