‘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?”

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 anywhereContinue reading “Online Literature Festival”

Getting creative on the Scenic Rim

I’ve read the research: hanging out in nature reduces stress levels, enhances creativity,  improves intelligence and even makes you a nicer person. So after three days of stomping through muddy gullies, tramping up mountain tracks and following black cockatoos on Queensland’s spectacular Scenic Rim, my latest story should basically write itself. As for the impact of all of that deliciousContinue reading “Getting creative on the Scenic Rim”

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”

Now it feels like Christmas

I spent more than a decade living in London, and Christmas was always special.  I loved the buzz of the city at that time of year. The crowds, the lights, the excitement, the smell of roasting chestnuts, mulled wine, and fresh fir trees. I loved buying a tree from our local fruit shop and draggingContinue reading “Now it feels like Christmas”

Entering the Lost World at Cedar Glen Farmstay

A lot can change in a weekend, especially when you’re visiting the Cedar Glen Farmstay in the Lost World region of south east Queensland. A weekend at home lasts two days. Saturday is for children’s sport, then there’s the lawn and the shopping. Sunday is for the papers and lunch with friends and family. AContinue reading “Entering the Lost World at Cedar Glen Farmstay”