Sarah Dale, Refugee Lawyer, Adviser on My New Book ‘Detention’

I had many advisers in the writing of my new book, Detention (out 2 July, for ages 10+), about a girl who escapes from an immigration detention centre and is on the run. One of those advisers was Sarah Dale, a lawyer at the Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS). Many of us wonder what we could possibly do to help refugees who come from very difficult backgrounds, are forced to leave their homes and, when they arrive in Australia, often spend time in detention centres. And, even when released from a detention centre, life can be really hard starting…

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Let Life In

Let Life In

Creativity is at its best when there’s a free flow between truth and fiction, between your world and the world of the … View Post
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Book Week 2019

Book Week 2019

In 2019, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week theme is Reading is My Secret Power. Stories are powerful. The ability … View Post
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Detention Book Videos

Detention Book Videos

A collection of book videos about the creation of my middle-grade novel, Detention! The videos include: The book trailer A video on Vision Boarding … View Post
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Detention Cover Reveal

Detention Cover Reveal

Here’s the cover for my new book Detention, out 2 July 2019. See the blurb and full cover below. To pre-order, please request it … View Post
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