Let the festivities begin

  Last night was the CBCA (Children’s Book Council of Australia) Christmas party, marking the beginning of the festive season. I am still in denial that this year is drawing to a close, there was so much I wanted to achieve and whilst I have come so close, I’ve not quite nailed it – yet,Continue reading “Let the festivities begin”

Monsters Under the Bed

I had the pleasure of attending the Talking Writing event at the NSW Writers’ Centre last night, where Kate Forsyth, Nyssa Harkness and Matt Finch discussed monsters and villains in kid’s and YA fiction. One of the most interesting parts of the discussion, for me anyway, was what makes monsters and villains suitable for children’sContinue reading “Monsters Under the Bed”

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 itContinue reading “My Words in Print”

I’m procrastinating!

I’m procrastinating! I need to think of a scary creature that lives next door to my main character in my Marty Scott  chapter book series and I can’t. I can’t move the story forward until I’ve worked out what it is. It needs to make a scary noise and look pretty terrifying, but turn outContinue reading “I’m procrastinating!”

An Amazing two weeks

On Monday 16th September I attended the Sydney SCBWI meeting. It was a fantastic evening and the passionate and successful children’s author Aleesah Darlison, spoke about the business of writing and marketing yourself as a children’s author. She shared her experience of how to secure book reviews, press opportunities and school visits, and talked aboutContinue reading “An Amazing two weeks”

My Middle Grade Novel is finished!!…

My Middle Grade Novel is finished!!… Yey, what an exciting ride that was, it’s 37,000 words and I’m thrilled at how it has come together. Now for the hard part, revising, revising and revising again. I have a lot of work to do on the dialogue, don’t be surprised if you find me out andContinue reading “My Middle Grade Novel is finished!!…”

I’m looking for two words to describe a

I’m looking for two words to describe a wedding dress and have lost about 20 mins to wedding dress sites, some stunning dresses out there! I want to get married again, same man, same venue, same guests (plus a few new ones) New dress! It’s only been 8 years but dresses and fashion have changedContinue reading “I’m looking for two words to describe a”