The inside word from Penguin, Random and Panterra

Saturday was the highlight of the Southerland Shire Writers calendar with the Writers Unleashed Festival providing the opportunity to hear from editors from various publishing houses. The event concluded with the Editor panel where we heard from: Heather Curdie, Children’s at Penguin. Beverley Cousins Adult Fiction Random House. Zoe Walton, Children’s at Random House, and […]

Signed, Sealed and so excited!

Finally I can announce my exciting news! I have been offered and accepted a publishing contract for a five book picture book series with Allen & Unwin. It is a dream come true. I couldn’t be happier and I couldn’t have found a more passionate, consultative or engaged publisher for this series. I am beyond […]

Bringing Characters to Life

On Saturday I attended the 8th annual Shire Writers’ Festival. It was a great event with some truly inspiring speakers. PM Newton spoke on ‘Writing is Re-writing’. The two take aways for me from this session were: Make sure any extra characters in the book have a ‘real’ place and know them well. They shouldn’t […]

Writers Unleashed

On Saturday I attended the Writers Unleashed Festival in Sutherland Shire. It was a fantastic festival, providing the opportunity to hear from some very talented writers, including the hilarious James Roy, Suzanne Gervay, Emma Quay and Libby Gleeson. We also heard from a panel of publishers on what’s hot and what’s not right now in […]

My Words in Print

A couple of months ago I received the wonderful news that a short story I had written, Troubled Tess, had been accepted for the October edition of Positive Words magazine. Tempted as I was I didn’t mention it on here, with the world of writing the way it is, speaking publicly about something before it […]