CBCA awards and new covers for Garden and Dragon Moon

Portuguese and French covers have been added the Garden of the Purple Dragon, and a US cover has been added for Dragon Moon. Carole’s Children’s Book Council of Australia shortlistings and notable book listings for 2008 have also been added for Dragon Moon, Ned Kelly’s Jerilderie Letter and The Dragon Companion.

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

Ned’s Letter

With all my attention on getting Dragon Moon finished, I haven’t mentioned my latest book: Ned Kelly’s Jerilderie Letter. This is the second book in black dog books’ series called True Tales. [For readers outside Australia, Ned Kelly was a bushranger (outlaw, bank robber, cattle thief) who is nevertheless something of an Australian hero.] So … Continued

Creating Covers

black dog books has got this new feature on their website. There are slideshows of how a bookcover evolves. As it happens, both examples are covers of my books! One is the Australian Dragonkeeper cover which is made up of many different layers. The other is Ned Kelly’s Jerilderie Letter, which doesn’t come out till … Continued

Rita at 7 months

The first draft of Dragon Moon is finished, so I am having a bit of a breather before I start on the second draft. Not that I’m sitting around doing nothing. There are final touches to be done to what will be my next book The Jerilderie Letter which is an illustrated version of Ned … Continued