Nov
01
#HNSA2019

Wow! What a wonderful weekend? HNSA 2019 was a brilliant conference bringing together authors, academics and readers. It was a weekend featuring fabulous organisation, so many terrific panels spread over three separate streams, fantastic food, a swashbuckling sword fighting demonstration over Sunday?s luncheon, and the chance to catch up with … Read More

May
08
Young Writers Competitions and Opportunities

Calling all young writers, playwrights and poets! ?Lots?of regular and new young writers’ competitions and opportunities have opened up. Some are closing soon. So?flex those?writing muscles and get your?entries in fast. (Only if they’ve been buffed and polished and proofed, of course.) You?ll find further details and some great new … Read More

Aug
25

I can’t believe it’s been weeks since I attended the fantastic CYA Conference in Brisbane. I’ve been head-down ever since, following?up on manuscript?advice received during?my two publisher assessment sessions and giving social media a narrow gaze. I was really excited in the weeks prior to the conference to be shortlisted … Read More

Mar
11

Today I welcome?international best-selling author,?wonderful writer and friend, Alison Reynolds to celebrate the launch of her, and very talented illustrator, Heath McKenzie’s newest picture book?A New Friend for Marmalade. A New Friend for Marmalade?is the sequel to Alison and Heath’s first collaboration,?A Year with Marmalade, which has sold more than … Read More

Jun
12

Today I welcome wonderful writer and friend, Alison Reynolds to celebrate the launch of her latest picture book The Littlest Bushranger. Alison is the multi-talented, much published author of the Ranger Danger series, A Year with Marmalade and For You Mum amongst her many other titles. Prolific, dedicated and professional … Read More

Jan
03

Waving 2011 goodbye, I?m grateful it was here, yet pleased to see it go. It?s been fun and frantic and sped by like no other. But, hey, don?t we always say that? The first half-year for me was head down and fully focused on finishing the final draft of my … Read More

Sep
14

A thrilling week for me! On Friday I flew to Brisbane for the 2011 CYA Conference. I?d heard so much about this conference over the past few years and have been keen to go, then this year I had a huge added incentive. Back in June, I entered my YA … Read More

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