It's been too hot to blog, and I've got a dozen other things I should be doing right now, but I just wanted to mention this huge fat book I'm reading. I blame Sherlock. If it wasn't for Sherlock, I wouldn't have fallen for Benedict Cumberbatch.
Tohby Riddle will be running a workshop and presenting to students from Year 4 to Year 12, on 21–22 March. at the Storylines Festival 2013, Perth. The event, organised by All Saints College, is a festival of YA and children’s Literature.
Jason Stevens – an NRL footballer champion who made me cry from FAT BOY to HERO! THANKYOU for your support of I AM JACK the movie – advocating for young people and adults to say NO to BULLYING Opening with the Hon.
I moved to a new town recently, and I’m about to join the local writer’s group. So I started thinking about why I want to join this group and why writer’s groups are so important – not to mention a lot of fun.
Great SCBWI night at the Hughenden in Sydney with:- Linsay Knight entertaining SCBWI with her stories of becoming an independent publisher Pitt Street Poetry - publishing what you want from kids’ books to the best of poetry to non fiction - it’s...
The Australian Laureates go to Ireland! AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN’S LAUREATES FLY IN TO SHARE HOW READING CHANGES LIVES The very first visit by the Australian Children’s Laureates to the island of Ireland takes place between the 1 and 3 April.
I had lots of reading fun in March. I’m currently immersing myself in collections of children’s poetry, which has given me a chance to rediscover some old favourites and discover some new (to me) gems.
I realise I have neglected Jack a little on this blog, forgetting to mention when a new book appears on the shelves like this one on the left, which has been out in bookstores since the start of February.
Here is a guest-post featuring my nine-year-old son, Huxley, recommending his fave books and answering a few questions about reading. Do you like reading?Yes. Why?Because it's fun. You're just in another world and it's hard to get out of that world.
I finally made it to the South Coast Lifeline Book Fair and was amazed at what I found. Not only is it well organised, the variety of titles available surprised me. Of course I headed straight for the Young Adult and Pre-Teen sections.
Last year at the Perth Writers Festival family Day I got a free magnet board and enough letter magnets to spell my name. This year got a sheet of magnet words. Today I finally opened both - and wrote a poem.
If you’ve enjoyed television drama like The West Wing and Sports Night, and movies like The Social Network and Charlie Wilson’s War, and the play, A Few Good Men (later made into a movie) you’d be familiar with the work of Alan Sorkin, one of the...
The phone no. for bookings for the Ghost Boy tour + my writing workshop up at the Quarantine Station in Sydney during the school holidays should read: (02) 9466 1551. Other details remain the same: 10-4 pm on Monday 22nd April, for students 11 –...
You work full time and when you get home there’s tea to cook, washing, cleaning, kid’s homework to supervise and the list goes on. So where are you going to find the time to write? Ask yourself, do you really WANT to write?