Sydney Visit in February

I will be visiting Sydney in February. Firstly, I will be speaking at the Alexander the Great Exhibition at the Australian Museum. Then there will be a Meet the Author event at the lovely Children’s Bookshop in Beecroft. I haven’t had an event in Sydney for a while, so I am really looking forward to … Continued

Back from Far North Queensland

I have returned from my tour of schools and libraries in the Cairns region, where I gave workshops for aspiring writers. As well as visits to a school and a library in Cairns, I also visited the regional towns of Mareeba, Atherton, Tully, Innisfail and Mossman. Travelled 650 kms and spoke to hundreds of school … Continued

Carole in Far North Queensland

In a couple of weeks I will be flying to Far North Queensland to speak at schools and libraries in the Cairns district, which is very exciting. I will be conducting Writers Workshops as part of National Year of Reading 2012 celebrations. The library sessions are open to all and are free. I hope to … Continued

A Busy Month

Readers sometimes imagine that a writer spends all her time sitting at her desk writing. In actual fact, writing new words would take up less than half of my working life. A lot of ‘writing’ time is spent rewriting and editing. And then there are all the other things. Over the last month, I have been … Continued

Lost Letter from Ping

Anyone who purchases a copy of Blood Brothers at the official Melbourne Writers Festival bookshop, Dymocks at Federation Square will also receive a copy of a lost letter from Ping. Blood Brothers is the 4th book in the Dragonkeeper series, and it is set 400 years after the end of Dragon Moon. Readers often ask … 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

Blood Brothers Reading in Melbourne

Next Saturday, I will be reading from Blood Brothers and signing at Three Four Knock on the Door, a bookshop in Port Melbourne. This will be the first time I have read from my new book. I hope to see some of my Melbourne readers there. Please RSVP by ringing 9645 2085 or emailing lj@threefour.com.au … Continued

Children’s Book Festival

I’m looking forward to going to go in to the Children’s Book Festival family day at the State Library tomorrow. It’s a free event. I’ll be checking out Gabrielle Wang’s dragon drawing workshop and  looking at the Persian art exhibition. In the afternoon I’ll be hanging out with my fellow black dog authors on the … Continued

Carole is in Perth

I am at the Perth Writers Festival. I’ve already talked to lots of kids in the schools sessions, and they asked heaps of questions, which was great. If anyone in Perth would like to come and hear me talk about dragons, there is a free Family Day session on Sunday. Time: 2.30 Date: Sunday 26 Feb … Continued

Another Dragon Walk

I will be conducting a Dragon Walk in Melbourne on 20th Nov at 2pm, meeting at the State Library of Victoria. This is a Centre for Youth Literature event. There are still a few places left. You must book through the Centre for Youth Literature. We’ll start in the forecourt of the State Library of … Continued