Life-Changing Children’s Books

‘A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.’ – Franz Kafka I asked some of Australia’s top children’s and teen authors to share a book that they read as a kid that changed their life in some way. Perhaps it showed them another way of being that they’d not considered before, or inspired them to make a positive difference or to become a reader or a writer. One book that had that impact on me was My Side of the Mountain and you can read one of my favourite authors, Scot Gardner, talking about it below.…

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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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Writers Mutter

Writers Mutter

The importance of muttering while writing is underrated. People in cafes must think I’m insane but I’m usually too deep … View Post
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