I’ve been so busy getting my next book ready to go to the printers, I forgot to celebrate the “book birthday” of my latest book which has been in the shops since 1 March. It’s a non-fiction book called Putting Australia on the Map. Australia is the 6th largest country in the world, but no … Continued
The question I am asked most (after “can you write another Dragonkeeper book!”) is “Why don’t you make a Dragonkeeper movie?”. I always used to say, I’m not a movie producer. It’s a very complicated job making a movie. But fortunately, an actual movie producer contacted me and he (and a million other people) are … Continued
I am very pleased to be speaking at the Dymocks Camberwell’s First Tuesday Book Club in March. Also feeling privileged to be sitting alongside some wonderful authors — Aleesah Darlison, Hazel Edwards and Karen Viggers. We will be talking about our latest books, or in Hazel’s case celebrating a significant book birthday. I’ll be talking … Continued
Inheritance is the first novel I have written outside the Dragonkeeper world for eight or more years. It’s only my second book set in Australia. It’s also set in the present time. Mostly. Nic’s father has dumped her in the country to live with her grandfather in the “homestead that time forgot”, while he … Continued
There are going to be two launches for my new book Ten Pound Pom! So come and help me and illustrator Liz Anelli celebrate. The first launch will be in Newcastle, NSW which is where Liz lives. I will be joining her to celebrate the release of our collaboration. Date/Time: 20 October at 6 pm Venue: Newcastle Civic Library, 15 … Continued
My latest book Ten Pound Pom was published last week! It is a non-fiction narrative of my personal migration story, illustrated by the talented Liz Anelli. My family came from Derby, England in 1963 when I was twelve years old on an assisted migrant scheme. It cost £10 for every adult, with children under 15 travelling … Continued
Here is some beautiful artwork of Ping and Kai created by Pippa from WA after she read Dragon Moon.
The final book in the Dragonkeeper series is available now! I am having a launch to celebrate the publication of Bronze Bird Tower — the last book in the 6-book series. Everyone is welcome! All ages! There will be nibbles, wine (for over 18s), and (if the baking gods are on my side) a dragon cake. 6pm, … Continued
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?