My Superpower

I have a super power. It’s not superhuman strength or x-ray vision. I can’t shapeshift. But, I can find the long-lost remains of dead historical personages. I do that by writing a book about them. Ned Kelly My powers were slow to develop, Black Snake: The Daring of Ned Kelly was published back in 2002. It wasn’t … Continued

Black Snake Download Now Working

Fingers crossed the download of the Black Snake audiobook is now working properly. If you are still having issues, please let me know. Email me: To those who have had to download it via Dropbox and deal with other issues, thank you for your patience and your ongoing support of this book.

Looking for home schooling ideas for kids?

2020 was going to be a big year of celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first sighting of Australia, but thanks to the coronavirus most of the events (including a circumnavigation of the country by a replica of Cook’s ship the Endeavour) have been cancelled. Perhaps they’ll be postponed till later. Who knows? … Continued

Accessing Black Snake for Schools

A number of schools (particularly in Queensland) have been great supporters of my book about Ned Kelly, Black Snake. And I’ve heard from some of them lately as they try to source copies of the book to arrange online classes. Hard Copy Books Firstly, there are plenty of copies in stock for those students who … Continued

Putting Australia on the Map

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

A Dragonkeeper movie!

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

Dymocks Bookclub

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

Carole on TV

It’s been nearly a month since my appearance on ABC Me’s News to Me segment, and I’ve finally plucked up the courage to watch it. They did edit out most of what I said about about my book Inheritance, but it wasn’t too cringeworthy! If you want to see me with styled hair, here is … Continued

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