CBCA! Hip hip hooray!

24th August 2015
Nona & Me

My oh-so-lovely publisher, Black Inc, agreed to send me to Melbourne for the CBCA award announcements. It was so fantastic to be there in person…and even more fantastic for Nona & Me to be announced as as HONOUR BOOK for Older Readers in 2015! Here is a blurry photo (because […]

Awesome hip hop clip from Yirrkala peeps

10th August 2015
Nona & Me, Personal

Every year around the start of August I see photos of the Garma Festival online and start to get incredibly homesick for Yirrkala. Well, this video tops it. It’s a hip-hop piece with fun, funky beats…plus it features heaps of friends and familiar faces…watch it for a great insight into the […]

CBCA NT Shortlist Brunch

9th August 2015
Public events

The Children’s Book Council of Australia NT Branch held a fantastic Shortlist Brunch at the Novotel here in Darwin this morning. I’ve never been to anything like it before, but I thought their format was great. Each book on the shortlist was reviewed by a local; they could be a […]

Cartoon me (aka ‘Immortalised by Priya Kuriyan’)

13th July 2015

When I met the lovely and very talented artist Priya Kuriyan at the Reading Matters Conference I never guessed that she was quietly studying all of the authors so she could draw their pictures! But turns out she was…and here are the results on her blog Dehlittante in an incredibly clever […]