Ten Pound Pom Launches

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

Ten Pound Pom Published

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

Readers Art

Here is some beautiful artwork of Ping and Kai created by Pippa from WA after she read Dragon Moon.

Bronze Bird Tower Out Now!

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

Readers’ Art

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.    

Reader’s Art

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?

Carole at Melbourne Writers Festival 2015

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

Readers make 65 dragons

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

Readers’ Art

Here is the first ever drawing I’ve received of Sunila from Shadow Sister. It was drawn by Ashlyn of Sydney.

It Was 50 Years Ago Today

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