Yoga makes me angry

If you’re over on Facebook with me, you’ll know that recently I started doing yoga again. It had been 10 years and two kids since my last class, but I …

Do you keep a diary?

After reading this post this morning where Famous Writers talk about the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Dairy, I was left to contemplate my singular lack of progress in this …

Let’s talk about maps

I am currently in the process of sketching out a version of Quinn’s map. By which I mean, I am making an absolutely awful job of putting the world from …

A few of my favourite things

Remember way back when, when I shared this little secret with you that no-one else knew? Well, I’ve decided it’s time to let you in on a few more of …

The writer versus the mum

Last week, I was interviewed by a journalist for an article about The Mapmaker Chronicles. This once again reinforced to me just how much I prefer asking the questions to …

More books for boys

The boys have been in a reading frenzy of late, thanks to the gift of a box of books from my publishers at Hachette Australia, as well as book ‘prizes’ …

So many words, thrown away

A few weeks ago, I had a piece published in a weekend supplement. It was a good story, about whether it’s better to live in the city or the country. …