Pema’s Story — New Download

There is a new story from the world of Dragonkeeper available on my downloads page. It is called Pema’s Story. If you’ve been wondering what happened to Pema between the end of Blood Brothers and the beginning of Shadow Sister, now you can find out.    

More Bonus Material

There is some new free stuff on my Downloads page.  I’ve written a Prologue to the fourth Dragonkeeper book, Blood Brothers, called Leaving Home. I was interested to read the reaction to J K Rowling’s recent comments about how Hermione should have ended up with Harry and not Ron. Firstly. No. Wrong. But also, I … Continued

ebook Dragonkeeper series now available

I’ve had people asking me when the Dragonkeeper series will be available as ebooks for years. And I’m pleased to say digital editions are now available! You can get them in epub, Kindle and Kobo formats at iTunes, Bookworld, and Amazon. Stage fright, Sugar Sugar, Fromelles, Black Snake, Atmospheric and the Ramose series are also available as … Continued

It’s Dragonkeeper’s 10th Anniversary!

I can hardly believe it, but 10 years ago this month, the lovely Gary Crew launched Dragonkeeper at the Children’s Book Council Australia conference in Hobart. I had no idea then that, a decade later, I would be in the middle of writing a 5th Dragonkeeper book (6th if you count the prequel Dragon Dawn). … Continued

Book News

I’m very proud to announce that Blood Brothers has been short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize. This is very exciting. The winners will be announced next month and you can see the complete short list, and the short lists for other sections here. Blood Brothers is the 4th book in the … Continued

Awards for Dragonkeeper series

The talented Sonia Kretshmar has won the Illustrators Australia Gold Award for a books series, for her fabulous covers for the Dragonkeeper series. Congratulations, Sonia. I love the covers, so I am delighted that they have been acknowledged in this way. You can see more of Sonia’s lovely artwork on her website. In other news, Blood … Continued

Download Lost Letter from Ping

There is a new downloads page here on my website. It has desktop wallpaper, sample chapters, even a Blood Brothers crossword! There is also a Lost Letter from Ping. This should be read in conjunction with the latest Dragonkeeper book, Blood Brothers. Everyone who has been emailing me asking what happened to Ping after the end … 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

Day 8 of My Blog Tour

It’s the second to last day of my Blog Tour. Today it’s hosted by the lovely Shirley Marr, a fellow black dog books author, on her Books on Marrs site. I am talking about how I came to write Blood Brothers, after all I had been saying for some time that I was not going … 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 … Continued