From Hook To Book

Oct
30

Living in our house right now is like living in a renovator’s delight. One simple makeover/reno job has upturned, upset and upended every single room in the house. (Much like a manuscript makeover does a story.) We started with a major expense project – new carpet – but not an … Read More

Oct
30

A lovely shot of encouragement for me this week with one of my novel manuscripts being long-listed in a major UK children’s writing competition. I’m a great believer in celebrating each and every writing milestone. Even the smaller stepping stones. They give me, firstly, delight that a forward shift is … Read More

Sep
19

I find the current TAFE arts funding cuts and fee increases so sad and disappointing. Fifteen years ago, I drove past a sign down on the Mornington Penninsula with a screaming headline, DO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER? Yes, yes, yes, I had always wanted, dreamed, aspired to be … Read More

Sep
17

Congratulations to Dale Harcombe WINNER of a Sally Odgers e-book for her comment on Bushland Lullaby. It’s an odd juxtaposition awarding Dale the prize considering I won a like e-book for posting a comment on Dale’s post with Sally on her  Read and Write with Dale blog. Still I can assure that … Read More

Sep
07

Today, I’m very pleased to welcome to From Hook to Book prolific author Sally Odgers in celebration of the release of her beautiful new picture book Bushland Lullaby, illustrated by the very talented Lisa Stewart. Sally is the awe-inspiring author of 300+ books and co-author (along with her husband Darrel) of the … Read More

Aug
30

I am thrilled to welcome a very special guest to From Hook to Book today, my good friend and writing buddy, Alison Reynolds, to celebrate the launch of her fabulous new picture book A Year with Marmalade. A Year with Marmalade, illustrated by the very talented Heath McKenzie, is the … Read More

Aug
13

Going back through my old word doc’s spanning ten years, I came across some old friends as well as some cringe worthy try-hards. I’m talking about old story files. Some with unrecognisable names – only to open the doc and discover that “Baldy”  and “Blue Cap Boy” were early renderings … Read More

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