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

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

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

National Bookshop Day 9th August

Tomorrow is National Bookshop Day. It’s a day when Australians get out and support their local bookshops, celebrating the fact we have so many terrific bookshops. The great thing about bookshops is, not only do they have all the books we want to buy, they are staffed by wonderful booksellers who know all about books and can … Continued

Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 Appearances

It will soon be time for the Melbourne Writers Festival, and I’m very pleased to have several sessions on the program this year. One is already booked out, so if you’d like to come along it might be a good idea to book soon. School groups and individuals are welcome at all sessions except for the … Continued

Talks and Walks, August and September 2013

August and September are usually the busiest time for children’s authors as far as school visits and other appearances are concerned. Here’s where I’ll be in the next couple of months, in case any of you want to come and say hi. National Bookshop Day I’ll be helping one of my local bookshops celebrate. Fairfield … Continued

Williamstown Festival This Weekend

On Sunday I will be appearing at the Williamstown Literary Festival with my black dog books buddies Karen Tayleur and Sue Lawson. We are together on a panel about YA books, chaired by Clare Kennedy. I am really looking forward to it. I figure I’ll just have to sit back while KT and Sue crack … Continued

Sydney Visit in February

I will be visiting Sydney in February. Firstly, I will be speaking at the Alexander the Great Exhibition at the Australian Museum. Then there will be a Meet the Author event at the lovely Children’s Bookshop in Beecroft. I haven’t had an event in Sydney for a while, so I am really looking forward to … Continued

Back from Far North Queensland

I have returned from my tour of schools and libraries in the Cairns region, where I gave workshops for aspiring writers. As well as visits to a school and a library in Cairns, I also visited the regional towns of Mareeba, Atherton, Tully, Innisfail and Mossman. Travelled 650 kms and spoke to hundreds of school … Continued