NT Book of the Year 2016!

27th July 2016
Nona & Me

Thrilled to announce that Nona & Me is the joint winner of Territory Read 2016, the NT Book of the Year Award, along with Mary Anne Butler‘s fantastic play Highway of Lost Hearts. Got this snap with the wonderful Johanna Bell who, aside from being a great friend, author, and the creative producer […]

Sydney Writers Festival Western Sydney Roadshow

26th November 2015
On writing, Public events

It has been a huge but fantastic week visiting libraries in Western Sydney and giving talks and writing workshops, along with Melissa Keil, Claire Zorn, Catherine Jinks and Tim Sinclair as part of the Sydney Writers Festival 2015 Roadshow. We’ve been to Blacktown, Parramatta, Cabramatta, Penrith and are finishing the week […]

On money & community

13th October 2015
On writing, Personal

This doesn’t have much to do with writing. Well, maybe a little bit. Did you know that the average writing income of an Australian author is $12,900? Unless you happen to smash out an international bestseller you don’t earn a whole heap from writing books. Add to that having three […]

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 […]