Japanese Ramose

I love getting overseas editions of my books. It’s always a surprise. With the Australian editions, the publisher always sends cover roughs and I get to make comments. (They don’t always take up my suggestions!) Then, I see the final draft before it goes to press. But with foreign editions there is no consultation. One … Continued


I went to the Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Exhibition at the Melbourne Museum last week. I always love to see artifacts up close. Tutankhamun is from the 18th Dynasty of ancient Egypt, the same as Prince Ramose, the main character from my┬áRamose books. In fact, Ramose was Tutankhamun’s great-great-great-great uncle. Even … Continued

Ramose Reborn

My Ramose series, set in ancient Egypt, is being released in a new format in Australia. The first book in the series and the second book are together in a new edition called The Valley of the Tombs. Here is the new cover. I think it looks terrific. Next year the second volume will be … Continued

Japanese Garden

It’s been such a long time since I’ve done a post, I’ve just about forgotten how to do it. I’ve got a couple of ideas for ongoing posts but first up I wanted to show everyone the lovely cover for the Japanese edition of Garden of the Purple Dragon. It is so sweet. Look for … Continued

Storylines Festival

I have just returned home after a hectic week or so in New Zealand at the Storylines Festival. I appeared at free Family Days in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, along with well-known UK author and illustrator Babette Cole and many NZ authors and illustrators including Margaret Mahy, Joy Cowley, Gavin Bishop and Kyle Mewburn. The … Continued

Prounouncing Egyptian Names

I had an enquiry recently about how the names in my Ramose series should be pronounced. Amanda from black dog books thought it would be good to have a pronunciation guide like the one at the back of Dragonkeeper. It’s not as easy as that though. No one knows what the language of the ancient … Continued

Overseas and alternate covers

Just a quick note to say that the overseas and alternate covers for Dragonkeeper, Garden of the Purple Dragon, Black Snake, Ramose: Prince in Exile, Ramose and the Tomb Robbers, Ramose: Sting of the Scorpion and Ramose: Wrath of Ra have now been added to the website.

Overseas Editions

Dragonkeeper The US edition of Dragonkeeper is now available in hardback format, published by Hyperion. French, Spanish, Swedish and German versions are also available, with UK and Japanese editions out soon. Ramose series The Ramose series, set in ancient Egypt, is now available in French, published by Editions Milan.