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The week that was: routines rule

As the sun sets on the school holidays and I begin to plan a bumper week of work next week to catch up, I'm thinking about routines. I know that routine is a dirty word


Social media vs blogging for authors

Blogging: inviting readers home

I am often asked why I blog. Specifically, why, as an author, I continue to blog when I could be writing other books. I understand the question because I know how

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Small pleasures

I have been spending a lot of time on my knees lately. For all the right, wholesome reasons I might add. The Old Girl has an old garden sweeping around her like a party

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•Meet me at SYDNEY WRITERS' FESTIVAL See all details of my workshops/appearances here!

•The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race To The End Of The World has been shortlisted for the Readings Children's Book Prize 2015 and is a Notable book in this year's CBCA Awards.

•Prisoner of the Black Hawk, book #2 of THE MAPMAKER CHRONICLES series, is out NOW! Buy here!

Book Club

Last Summer of the Camperdowns bookclub

Pink Fibro Bookclub: April book selection

Here we are, nearly a week into April, and finally a book choice! This month, I've turned once again to inside/outside help in selecting the book, and Maxabella has

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Why, yes, I am a collector

I never thought of myself as a collector. I am not one for groups of objects. I don't have a thing for pigs, or cats, or owls or any of the other things that other people

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Social Media for Writers


Social media for writers – play to your strengths

I'm not usually one for New Year's Resolutions. I'm of the opinion that setting yourself up for failure in the first five minutes of a new year is a recipe for disaster.

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