I was thrilled to get an email recently from Sally, who first read Dragonkeeper when she was in Grade 5 and then read Books 4, 5 and 6 when she discovered them while in her final year of university. She sent me a beautiful drawing she has done of a scene from Shadow Sister where … Continued
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
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
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
Here is some beautiful artwork of Ping and Kai created by Pippa from WA after she read Dragon Moon.
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: 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
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
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.
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