Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 Appearances

It will soon be time for the¬†Melbourne Writers Festival, and I’m very pleased to have several sessions on the program this year. One is already booked out, so if you’d like to come along it might be a good idea to book soon. School groups and individuals are welcome at all sessions except for the … Continued

Carole at the Melbourne Writers Festival

The Melbourne Writers Festival ¬†will soon be here and I am making several appearances. Melbourne’s Hidden Dragons Walks Let me open your eyes to the preponderance of dragons in Melbourne’s public spaces, from stone guardians to festive silken mascots. Along the way, I will share the mythology of these fantastic beasts and their abiding presence … Continued

Fromelles Shortlisted for CBCA Award

I’m feeling pretty good. The Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards shortlist was announced at lunchtime today. My non-fiction book Fromelles: Australia’s Bloodiest Day at War is on the list for the Eve Pownall Information Book Award. Fantastic news as you can imagine. You can see the shortlisted titles in all categories here. Congratulations also … Continued

The Battle of Fromelles

I have received my copies of the book I have written about the World War I Battle of Fromelles. It is part of the black dog books non-fiction series called The Drum and the book is titled Fromelles: Australia’s Bloodiest Day at War. It is about the first battle that Australians took part in on … Continued