Gwenivere from Perth has sent me pictures of some of her fabulous artwork inspired by the Dragonkeeper series. Here is a lovely drawing of Danzi and Kai from the first trilogy. And this is a sculpture of Sunila, the naga from the second trilogy.
I don’t get a lot of artwork from readers these days, but this is one I got recently from Lara or Murray Bridge. Isn’t it lovely?
August is one of the busiest times for writers in Melbourne. It’s the time of year when the Melbourne Writers Festival is on, and it’s when we celebrate Book Week. This year I have two sessions at the festival. I’m really looking forward to it. School groups and individuals can come along. It would be … Continued
Last week I received an email from Sekolah Ciputra in Indonesia. Three Year 6 classes have been reading Dragonkeeper and this has inspired the students to make 65 papier-mâché dragons. That’s right 65! They then created a lovely park setting for them. Apparently it took them five weeks and they used 100s of newspapers, 25 litres of … Continued
Here is the first ever drawing I’ve received of Sunila from Shadow Sister. It was drawn by Ashlyn of Sydney.
It is 50 years today since I saw the Beatles. It was in Adelaide. I was a month shy of 14. It was the biggest day of my life. I remember walking from the train station to Centennial Hall by myself and having a small panic. Had I got the time right? The right date? … Continued
YA author, and as it happens my daughter, Lili Wilkinson has tagged me for this writers’ blog tour. She can write novels while simultaneously doing a PhD and, as she likes to say, “gestating a tiny human”. I wish I could do that. (Work on more than one thing at once, I mean. I don’t … Continued
Shadow Sister, the fifth book in the Dragonkeeper series will be available from 1st May. I have just received an advance copy, so I can finally show off the cover. It’s another gorgeous piece of art from Sonia Kretschmar. I love it!
The Bible might not be the first place you’d think to look for dragons, but they are there. In fact, the Bible begins and ends with dragons. The Hebrew word for dragon is tannin (plural tanninim). These are terrifying sea dragons conquerable only by God. The Old Testament was written in Hebrew between 13th and … Continued
I can hardly believe it, but 10 years ago this month, the lovely Gary Crew launched Dragonkeeper at the Children’s Book Council Australia conference in Hobart. I had no idea then that, a decade later, I would be in the middle of writing a 5th Dragonkeeper book (6th if you count the prequel Dragon Dawn). … Continued