The one thing I've learnt in my 5th year

One thing I’ve learnt in my fifth year of blogging

I missed my blogaversary! On January 22nd, my blog turned five. Five. How did that happen? They grow up so fast, don't they? Every year around about this time (oh, who


What will you write this year?

What will you write this year?

"What will you write this year?" I'm asking myself this question a lot at the moment. It pounds through my brain when I walk Procrasti-Pup, and goes round and round in

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The view from my office

Last time I wrote a post about where I write, I was still living in the Fibro. I had a cosy little office, looking out over the back deck and the neighbour's fence. Now

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•The first book in THE MAPMAKER CHRONICLES, my first series for children,
is out now! Book two will be published in April, 2015.

•Let's meet! I'm the special guest at the next Australian Writers' Centre meet up in Sydney on 2 December - come along!

Book Club


Pink Fibro Bookclub: The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton

There was a lot to like about The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton. For starters, the lyrical language, which built a cloistered world in which you could almost hear the

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The parenting handbook needs updating (again)

Mr6's hoarding tendencies may have reached their zenith. I hope. In not-unrelated news, he is also delighted to be - at last - Big. "Look, Mum!" he shouted, running

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Social Media for Writers


Social Media for Writers #3: Facebook

Love it or hate it, there's no doubt that Facebook is an integral part of our lives these days - which is why writers can't really afford to ignore it (much as we may

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