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 […]

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 […]

Reading Matters – schedule of speaking events

28th May 2015
Nona & Me, Public events

Reading Matters starts in Melbourne tomorrow! It’s not too late to buy tickets and come along! If you want to try to catch one of my sessions here’s the rundown: Friday 29th May  3.45 – 4.15pm Fresh Meet Saturday 30th May  9.40 – 10.30am We need diverse books 2 – 2.30pm Literary […]

Reading Matters, here I come…

28th May 2015
Nona & Me, Public events

Today, I’m flying to Melbourne, via a three hour stopover in Alice Springs, arriving just in time for the authors’ meet and greet for Reading Matters. I’m excited and honoured to be talking at what I’m told is one of the biggest, best and most enjoyable conferences for YA authors […]

Somerset, oh, Somerset.

25th March 2015
Nona & Me, On writing, Public events

My first writers’ festival – the Somerset Celebration of Literature. What a blast. So many great experiences crammed in to three days. Like the total newbie I am in this YA writing world, I went to see as many authors talk about their books as I could. What? Oh yes, […]

Palmerston Senior College Visit – March 2014

11th March 2015
Nona & Me, Public events

It was an absolute honour to visit a Year 10 English class at Palmerston Senior College. They were the first school to choose Nona & Me as a class text; their fantastic teacher Ms Hempel jumped straight in and ordered a set for the school after coming to the ALEA […]

2015 Conferences

16th January 2015
Nona & Me, Public events

I’m very excited to announce that I will be a guest author at two fantastic conferences in 2015. The first is the Somerset Celebration of Literature on the Gold Coast from the 18th to the 20th of March. The second is Reading Matters in Melbourne from the 29th to the 30th […]

Upcoming event at The Bookshop, Darwin

30th September 2014
Nona & Me, Public events

Darwin people, we are having an evening to celebrate the launch of Nona & Me at The Bookshop Darwin on Thursday the 9th of October, 5 for a 5.30pm start. I will be in conversation with the prolific YA writer Barry Jonsberg. Whilst it is primarily aimed at teachers, everyone […]

Blast off! (Photos from the launch)

23rd September 2014
Nona & Me, Public events

Nona & Me was officially launched at the Yirrkala Art Centre on the weekend. The morning blew me away. So many friends chipped in to make it special – from the home-made catering, to the book display (complete with traditional baskets made of ghost-nets in colours that matched the book […]