All stories are influenced by other stories.  Many writers say they don’t read fiction while they are writing a book because they don’t want another book to impact the story they’re working on. But I’m always writing, which would mean I could never read, and that would be very sad. Here are five books that had a clear impact on the writing of my new crime-mystery novel for ages 10+, The Fall. 1. The Body by Stephen King. The book was turned into the movie Stand By Me. Possibly my favourite book and my favourite movie of all time. I read…

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Best Slime Recipe

Best Slime Recipe

Every kid (and adult) loves slime. I’ve been slimed a few times in recent years and I’ve experimented with different homemade recipes … View Post
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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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