I spent the weekend at the fabulous Fishy Stories Festival in Fish Creek. Two other Australian Children’s Laureate friends, Leigh Hobbs and Alison Lester, were also there! Alison is a local legend and has a beautiful shop in this quaint little town filled with illustrations, prints, and cards. I love attending regional writing festivals. In […]
This month, I attended the Northern Territory Writers Festival.  Flying into Alice Springs, I was blown away by the beautiful colours and textures of the landscape. I spent the morning at a delicious breakfast held for the writers and had fun with Abbie Gosling from the Writers Centre and author Chris Flynn. I spent the […]
At last I have a bit of downtime to catch up with what I’ve been doing the past few months. I keep up to date on social media but find it harder to update my blogs. The Headland Writers Festival was a lovely regional festival. It was small and intimate and personal. And the people […]
The Write Around the Murray festival was fabulous. I did quite a few school sessions and as usual the kids were great. I also had a lively panel discussion with Eliza Hull and Gary Lonesborough hosted by Yves Rees about identity. The best question in that session came from a 6 year old. “What makes […]