The Music In Me – Anthology

Published - March 2016 Publisher - Monash Public Library Service and Lilly Pilly Publishing Blurb -  Whoever had pronounced the sky to be blue had lied. Or was it just that the world was colourless from the busyness of life. Perhaps we need the secret book with the gold lettering from Simmons, the librarian. Perhaps this is our hope... "In order to restore light to a world completely … [Read more...]

The Music In Me: Anthology

I'm pleased to announce the launch of a new anthology: The Music In Me. For the last couple of years, I've been working with Monash Libraries and their teen writing group. Last year, we were invited to take part in the 2016 Oakleigh Music Festival. In working out what we could do, we came up with the idea of an anthology for the teenagers. We ran a Summer Writing Challenge and the result is The … [Read more...]

Get Moving

Put down the biscuit and no one gets hurt. Emma smiled as the thought went through her head. She reached for the last chocolate biscuit in the packet. She was sitting on the couch flicking through the channels. There was nothing on TV. It was the end of a long day. Work had been crazy and the kids were completely nuts. Dinner had been chaotic and the bathroom floor was covered with water … [Read more...]

Teen Writers Group – 2016

It's been my great honour the last couple of years to work with the Teen Writers Group at my local library. We meet every two weeks on a Thursday afternoon with a writing exercise and some discussion about writing. Today was the first group of the year. As these are teenagers, I thought a bowl of lollies might be a good prompt to kick start the group! The two packets I bought were consumed … [Read more...]

After Bedtime

This is the first of a series of short stories I'm going to post here so you can get an idea of the stories I write. These are flash fiction pieces, some have been previously published elsewhere. A new story will be published on the first of each month. “They’re talking about us!” One little girl whispered to her sister, then clamped her hands over her mouth to stifle her giggles. Two little … [Read more...]