Blog 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… Keep reading August 16, 2020May 2, 2022 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… Keep reading August 10, 2020May 2, 2022 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… Keep reading August 2, 2020May 2, 2022 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… Keep reading July 24, 2020May 2, 2022 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… Keep reading July 19, 2020May 2, 2022 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… Keep reading July 12, 2020May 2, 2022 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… Keep reading July 5, 2020May 2, 2022 What to Write when you Don’t Know What to Write I was staring blankly out of my office window, thinking about everything and nothing, and feeling like a kid in school again. Remembering that feeling of despair when the teacher… Keep reading June 28, 2020May 2, 2022 Love to Read Local Week – er, Month In these strange and unpredictable times a week can easily turn into a month and a celebration can look very different from the one the organisers had imagined. Love to… Keep reading June 22, 2020May 2, 2022 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.… Keep reading June 18, 2020May 2, 2022 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… Keep reading June 7, 2020May 2, 2022 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… Keep reading May 31, 2020May 2, 2022 Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.