What have I read – October

October has been a crazy month, beginning with my 40th birthday, and ending with my son back in hospital! I have got a bit of reading done. The first book I read was Mollie Pride by Beverley S. Martin. This is a book I picked up years ago at a second hand book sale and have read before and always enjoy. There are so many twists and turns in this story it will keep everyone guessing. It's a … [Read more...]

Launch of Lizzy’s Dragon

Last night we had a wonderful night at Reading's Children's Books in Carlton launching Lizzy's Dragon. It was an extra special night as it was a double launch with Hidden by Sif Dal. My 15 year old son has been in the hospital for the last couple of weeks (you can read more about it over here) and were able to pick him up to attend the launch. The evening started with a gathering of … [Read more...]

Lizzy’s Dragon

Lizzy is disappointed that her mum will not let her have a pet lizard. When she finds an odd looking egg in the forest behind her house, she decides to hide it in her bedroom in the hope that it will hatch into a lizard. What she gets is 'Bubbles', the oddest, fastest growing lizards she has ever seen. It doesn't take long for her annoying little brother to discover her secret pet. It also … [Read more...]

The “child whisperer”

This morning, I had some wonderful time in my favourite cafe, Saint James Cafe in Malvern, editing my new book that is due out later this year. When I walked in, I was greeted by my nephews. They were there with their parents and some friends of the family. Over my first cup of chai, the kids asked me what I was working on. I told them it was my new story, and they wanted me to read … [Read more...]

Welcome to 2017

Welcome to 2017. Wow, it feels weird writing that, doesn't it? I can't believe it's the New Year already! For me, 2016 was a really tough year. Both of my kids have chronic medical conditions, and, for my older son, things got much, much worse. Thankfully, he is on the mend now, but I spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms reading books. Books were a lifesaver for me as they would allow … [Read more...]