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YABBA Awards shortlist 2024

Thanks to all who voted to create this year’s YABBA (Young Australians’ Best Book Awards) shortlist. I’m honoured that Scar Town was included. And to the YABBA team for making this project happen year-in, year-out. Kids’ choice book awards are essential and empowering to readers and this is a most-excellent list to be included on, with authors I really admire. (Congrats to Barry Jonsberg, Pip Harry, Karen Foxlee, Maryam Master, Suzy Zail, Jack Heath, Zana Fraillon, Bren Macdibble and Katrina Nannestad.) I hope readers devour it! For the YABBA shortlists across all categories, and to vote for your favourites, visit…

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Opportunity For Teachers

Opportunity For Teachers

From May to August 2024, an online project, ANZ StorySchool, is being offered to teaching teams, aimed at exploring how Apple technologies can enhance students’ … View Post
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Scar Town Book Reviews

Scar Town Book Reviews

Here are all the first reviews of my new crime-thriller novel for ages 11+, Scar Town. I hope you get a chance to read it. 😉 … View Post
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Scar Town Cover Reveal

Scar Town Cover Reveal

The cover for my 2023 crime-thriller for middle-graders, Scar Town, has been released! It’s by Christa Moffitt, the brains and art behind Christabella Designs … View Post
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Cop & Robber Book Reviews

Cop & Robber Book Reviews

Reviews for my new crime-thriller novel for middle-graders, Cop & Robber. Magpies Journal review ‘Themes of atonement, forgiveness, compromise, loyalty and redemption flow seamlessly … View Post
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Cop & Robber Audiobook

Cop & Robber Audiobook

Cop & Robber (for age 10+) is the first of my books to have the audiobook released simultaneously with paper and ebook. I was lucky … View Post
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Cop & Robber Book Launch

Cop & Robber Book Launch

The Cop & Robber Brisbane launch party and workshop is on 5 July, 2022, 10am at Where the Wild Things Are Bookshop (next to Avid Reader … View Post
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Cop & Robber Cover Reveal

Cop & Robber Cover Reveal

My 2022 crime-thriller for middle-graders, Cop & Robber, now has a cover (with a quote from the extraordinary Morris Gleitzman, one of the authors I … View Post
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NanoWriMo 2021

NanoWriMo 2021

November is National Novel Writing Month (NanoWriMo 2021) and this year I’ve been taking part and documenting my efforts to write a 50,000-word novel … View Post
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WIN Ginger Meggs!

WIN Ginger Meggs!

WIN a signed copy of my new children’s book, illustrated by Jason Chatfield, Ginger Meggs! It’s a hardback, full-colour, 100th anniversary book … View Post
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Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club

  Need reading inspiration? A tip on your next great book? Want to gamify your reading? State Library of QLD’s Summer Reading Club … View Post
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