"I write books, short stories and articles for adults and children of all ages."

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So many good things happening right now…

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in News | 1 comment

… it’s hard to keep count! I spent a lovely morning yesterday QS autoclaveswith students from Mackillop Catholic Col...

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Challenge: how many story ideas from …?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in News | 0 comments

I’m looking forward to talking at the English Teachers’ Association Annual Conference ‘To unpathed waters and undreamed shores’ next month on the topic of ‘Inspiring Students to Tell Their Stories’ – which will involve looking at where to find ideas for stories, and also the ‘building blocks’ of story tellingRead More

Fright Night at the Quarantine Station in Manly

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in News | 2 comments

flick-qs-2Last week I joined fund-raiser Natasha Cannon and her team to raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Institute as part ...

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Ghostly sleepover to raise funds for children’s cancer research

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in News | 0 comments

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After writing Ghost Boy which has a flash back to an outbreak of smallpox at the Quarantine Station in Manly in 1881, I’ve always wanted to stay overnight at the QS to see if I was abl...

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Teaching Ghost Boy in schools

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in News | 0 comments

QS autoclavesIt was such a pleasure to meet secondary teachers/librarians  from the Diocese of Broken Bay at St Leo’s in ...

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Lunch with the Stars!

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Such a happy day yesterday at ‘Hogwart’s Castle’ – the wonderful St Patrick’s seminary turned Hotel School at North Head in Manly which really is a ‘castle’, and many thanks to Belinda Murrell and CBCA north for organising lunch with authors, illustrators, teachers, librarians and a HUGE bunch of very excited students.  It’s such a great op...

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Thanks to Mackillop Catholic College

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in News | 0 comments

My thanks to Mackillop Catholic College Warnervale for hosting my author visit yesterday, and to Bronwyn Sandeman for inviting me – and to all the staff for making me so welcome. It was lovely to meet so many students, to have the opportunity to talk about books and the craft of writing, and have the chance to answer questions about writing and about my books. It was a special pleas...

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