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Little Street Library Mysteries?

For some time now I have been intrigued by these colourful, house-shaped boxes that are popping up on people’s fences, or on sturdy posts outside their houses. These mini-houses have…

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After the Long Dark Night of covid-19

After months of lockdown-type restrictions, the presentation of prizes, last Friday evening, to winners of the 2020 West Australian  Premier’s  Awards, was a rare chance for the writing and Illustrating…

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Old Heads on Young Shoulders

It is frightening to think how badly mislead we could end up being if we were to stay at home in our cocoons for too long and believe only what…

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Need a Lager-phone?

How often in your life have you needed a lager-phone? When I was planning the launch of Goldfields Girl, back in March before the world went into lockdown, I thought about…

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That Goldfields Life

During the interactive part of my author talk to the Booragoon Rotary Club last week, I became conscious of just how many people in Western Australia have a personal connection…

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Novels Do Not Lie

At the beginning of Kate Grenville’s new book, A Room Made of Leaves, the long awaited follow-up to The Secret River, the editor explains that ‘this book consists of recently rediscovered notes…

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Speaking to an Adult Audience

As a former Early Childhood teacher I am very comfortable with talking about my work to young  audiences. Speaking to adult audiences is a bit more challenging for me. I…

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MYOSB? What is it?

In a battle of the acronyms, MYOSB and TWA have defied covid-19 and are both hale and hearty, up and running and ready to support our young writers and illustrators.…

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Building Towards a New World

We have at least one thing to thank covid-19 for. It has revitalised our neighbourhood. We live a stone’s throw from the Dog Beach in Scarborough, and because we are…

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September too far away

At last the shackles are coming off and we can start living again! David Wickham, arguably Australia’s best accompanist and keeper of our classical music, has raised the flag and…

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