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

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

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

Atmospheric Book Launch

The publication of every book is an important time, but the release of my latest book is particularly significant for me. It’s called Atmospheric: the burning story of climate change and it aims to inform young people about how we’ve mistreated our atmosphere for centuries, why that puts our climate at risk and what they (and all of … Continued

Kai’s Recipe Book

To celebrate the release of the paperback edition of Shadow Sister, I have written a new ‘story’ set in the Dragonkeeper world. As Kai has gotten older, he has developed an interest in cooking and has become a sort of gourmet dragon. Kai’s Recipe Book is his first collection of favourite dishes. You can download it here. … Continued

Dragonkeeper Book 6

I have started writing Book 6 of the Dragonkeeper series. This book, as yet untitled, follows on after Blood Brothers and Shadow Sister, and will finish the second trilogy that features Tao as Kai’s human companion. Writing sequels is sometimes a pleasure, sometimes a pain. It’s a challenge to come up with new and, hopefully, original … Continued

The Writer

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

Japanese Ramose

I love getting overseas editions of my books. It’s always a surprise. With the Australian editions, the publisher always sends cover roughs and I get to make comments. (They don’t always take up my suggestions!) Then, I see the final draft before it goes to press. But with foreign editions there is no consultation. One … Continued