Ten Pound Pom wins Educational Publishing Award

I’m delighted to announce that Ten Pound Pom has won the Educational Publishing Australia award in the category for Primary: Educational Picture or Chapter Book. Illustrator Liz Anelli, black dog book publisher Maryann Ballantyne were there to accept the award last Thursday, along with Linsay Knight and Steve Spargo from Walker Books. Ten Pound Pom … Continued

Inheritance Launch Invitation

  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

Dragonkeeper Audiobooks

I’m very pleased to announce that Dragonkeeper is now available as an audiobook again. It is read beautifully by Caroline Lee. It has been released by Bolinda. It is available from the Bolinda website, on Audible and from online bookshops (see links in the righthand sidebar of my Dragonkeeper webpage.) Readers will be able to borrow … Continued

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

Bronze Bird Tower out soon!

Bronze Bird Tower: Dragonkeeper 6 will be published on 1 March. It follows the adventures of Tao and Kai when they finally find the Dragon Haven. It is the final book in the Dragonkeeper series. I started planning the first Dragonkeeper book way back in 2000, and Dragonkeeper was published in 2003. I didn’t know … Continued

Dragonkeeper and Black Snake Audiobooks Available

I’ve had many emails from teachers and parents asking if audiobook versions of my books are available. Most enquiries have been on behalf of students with learning difficulties. It has taken nearly two years to get the relevant rights, permissions and conversions, but I am pleased to announce that my two most popular books Dragonkeeper and … Continued

Atmospheric wins 2016 Wilderness Society Award

Atmospheric has won the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature Award in the non-fiction category, and I am thrilled. It was awarded yesterday, on the last day of the Melbourne Writers Festival. Atmospheric: the burning story of climate change was a book I felt I had to write. I am sure that climate change is a huge … Continued

Carole Sightings

I am out and about over the next few months, speaking at various events. If you would like to come and hear me take part in panel discussions, speak about my books, or ask me some questions, then this is your chance — I’ll be in Perth, Beaconsfield, Launceston and Sydney. Perth Writers Festival This is starting soon! … Continued

Talk at Eltham Bookshop

Next Sunday, I’ll be talking about my new book Atmospheric at the Eltham Library. There will be time for questions, a chat and signing. Come along and say hello! 3-4 pm, Sun 25 Nov, 970 Main Rd Eltham

Atmospheric Blog Tour

  I am doing a blog tour to celebrate the release of my new book Atmospheric: the burning story of climate change. Monday 5 October            Genie in a book My 5 top tips for being sustainable Wednesday 7 October       Inside My Worlds You too can grow your own veggies and … Continued