That specially greedy, strong and wicked worm (Dragonology #5)

I was eagerly waiting to see how the dragon was depicted in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. Needless to say, armed with my 3D glasses, I went to see the movie the day it was released. Smaug is one of the most well-known dragons in fiction, imagined anew by every reader for the last … Continued

Paperback Dragon Companion

Sugar Sugar isn’t the only book I have written that is out this month. Also just published is the paperback edition of The Dragon Companion which is an A-Z encyclopedia of dragons with lots of information about dragons and stories as well. Check out the great microsite on the black dog books website which shows … Continued

Medieval Faire

The State Library of Victoria is holding a Medieval Faire this Saturday (20 April) from 10-4. There are lots of interesting-looking events and activities including opportunities to learn how to sword fight, try drawing dragons and dress up in Medieval clothes. There are story-telling sessions and performances of Medieval music. It’s all to accompany The … Continued

A Good Day

Today was a good day. It was warm autumn weather with a pleasant breeze. I went back to the gym after a month’s absence and it felt good. And to make the day even better, the shortlist for this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia was announced and two of my books were on the … Continued

Flying Dragon

There is something new on the black dog books Dragon Companion website. A flying dragon! Check it out here.

Companion Launched

The launch of The Dragon Companion went well on Sunday. It was a very hot day, but nice and cool inside Readers Feast. I met people who are interested in my books, including some who have commented on this blog. That was great, to be able to put faces to the names. It was the … Continued


My webmaster has just put the full bibliography for The Dragon Companion on the Companion page. You can find it here. I thought there might be some readers who aren’t sure what a bibliography is. It’s a list of books that an author uses for research when they are writing a book. You usually find … Continued

Dragon Companion Launch

This is the invitation to the Dragon Companion Launch in Melbourne on 21st Oct. I’m hoping lots of people will come and help me and Dean Jones (the illustrator) celebrate the publication of this book. Click on the image to read the small print. If you want to find out about the book look here and … Continued

Come and Say Hello!

There will be a book launch for The Dragon Companion in Melbourne. All welcome. I hope some of you will come along and say hello and help me celebrate the publication of this book which I have been working on for a long time. Here are the details. When: Sun 21 Oct 3 pm Where: … Continued

The Dragon Companion

The Dragon Companion should be in bookshops (in Australia) next week (1st October). It is an A-Z encyclopedia of dragons. black dog books has set up a terrific microsite for the Companion. It has some of the illustrations from the book. Here’s another one. There are extracts from the book as well. The extracts are … Continued