It’s almost time for the amazing Byron Bay Writers Festival. I have been attending the festival for the past seventeen years, at first as a visitor and, in more recent years, as a participant. It is one of my favourite events on the bookish calendar. I have amazing memories of wandering around the beachside festival site in the sunshine with coffee, dropping into marquees to hear extraordinary writers tell their stories and share their craft. More recently, in Sunday’s Kids Big Day Out tent I have been slimed, had my head covered in chocolate sauce and cream, been attached by…

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Book TV

Book TV

I would love to see Australian children’s and young adult books gain a higher profile in TV and the media, encouraging reading and … View Post
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My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up

My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up

#1 Bestseller Dymocks Older Readers Chart  Top 10 Bestseller Bookscan Children’s Fiction Chart Shortlisted for 2014 & 2015 YABBA & KOALA Children’s Choice Awards   ‘Fans of … View Post
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