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...]

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...]

Workshop – Writing Tips and Tricks

Are you in Melbourne? Do you want to write a middle grade novel? Are you available on Saturday May 23rd? If you answered yes to these questions, then I have an event for you. Julie Anne Grasso and I are joining forces to share some of our tips and tricks for writing a middle grade novel. Julie will be sharing tips on writing and publishing an illustrated middle grade novel when you aren't … [Read more...]

Book launch wrap up

I can't believe it's been a week since launched Swallow Me, NOW! Last Saturday at 1pm, at Oakleigh Library, a group gathered ready to launch my first book. There were 28 adults and 11 kids in attendance, including many family members. The day was opened by Eileen Louden, the children & youth librarian, followed by my my 12 year old son with his 10 year old brother standing next to him. … [Read more...]

Swallow Me, NOW! – Invitation to a book launch

You are invited to attend the book launch of Swallow Me, NOW! When: Saturday 25 October, 2014. 1 - 2pm Where: Oakleigh Library, 148 Drummond Street, Oakeigh, VIC, 3166 Children and adults are very welcome to attend! Includes book sales and signing. Swallow Me, NOW! is the first book in an exciting new series. At Green Oaks Primary School, ten year old Samantha Phillips is back in … [Read more...]