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Opportunity for Authors

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Apologies for the long silence from me: I’ve been in hospital having a knee replacement (ouch!) followed by two weeks at rehab and am now on an ongoing rehab programme to get my knee bending and stretching again.  A work in progress, and a painful one, but things improve day by day so I’m trying to take it easy, do the exercises, and generally focus on getting a properly funct...

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Follow that Horse!

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in News | 1 comment

Join Isolde Martyn, Elisabeth Storrs, Julianne Miles-Brown and Debbie Robson at Sutherland library on Monday 29th May from 6.30 – 8.30 pm to hear how these talented authors of historical fiction set about researching and writing their books, from the first ‘inkle’ that set them chasing down the road and ending with how they set about publicising and marketing their books ...

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TLs, the conference, and the QS

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in News | 2 comments

It was such a pleasure to be invited to join several other children’s authors and meet so many inspirational teacher/librarians at the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay’s TLs conference in Manly on Thursday. A group of us met Education Officer Julie Regalado from the Quarantine Station for a tour of some of the iconic buildings up there, and I was able to read an extract from the ...

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Teacher/Librarians, Ghost Boy and the Quarantine Station

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in News | 0 comments

I’m looking forward to joining a group of teacher/librarians for a short tour of the Quarantine Station on Thursday as part of the Catholic Teacher/Librarian Professional Learning conference held in Manly this week.  Read More

Q Station and Ghost Boy

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in News | 0 comments

I’ve just been reading a new book titled From Quarantine to Q Station: Honouring the Past, Securing the Future, which starts with a fascinating insight into Aboriginal settlement on North Head and goes through the earliest days of quarantine in Sydney to the station’s metamorphosis as a ‘world class tourist destination Read More

Writing historical fiction: Wed 29th March, Mosman Library

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Just a heads up about the HNSA satellite events in Sydney to publicise our conference in Melbourne in September.  First up is at Mosman Library, and Belinda Murrell and I glammed it up yesterday for the Mosman Daily – a taste of the researching and writing journey which we’ll be sharing with Lauren Chater and Lynette McDermott. Read More

Calling all readers and writers of historical fiction!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in News | 0 comments

To publicise the upcoming HNSA conference in Melbourne in September, we’re holding several free satellite events in Sydney, the first being at Mosman Library on March 29th, 7-9 pm. All welcome! I’ll be joining the fabulous Belinda Murrell, Lynette McDermott and Lauren Chater on the panel to talk about researching and writing historical fiction, and Elisabeth Storrs will also la...

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