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

Readers Art

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

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

Ten Pound Pom Launches

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

Ten Pound Pom Published

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