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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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For readers and writers of historical fiction: HNSA conference and satellite events!

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in News | 2 comments

I can’t believe how long it is since my last post!  My apologies: it’s been a busy few months with Christmas, school holidays, writing a new book plus also organising satellite events in Sydney to promote our upcoming Historical Novels Society of Australasia conference in Melbourne in September.  It’s going to be terrific! You’ll find details of the cornucopia of ...

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‘Being on the Ground’: researching and writing the Janna Chronicles + book offers

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

janna-chronicles-2So pleased to see my interview with Elisabeth Storrs of the Historical Novels Society of Australia in the latest issue of the Historical Novels Review, in which I talk about the ‘tyranny...

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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 telling Read More