Like many humans, I sometimes have conversations with other humans. (Real ones, not the imaginary ones I converse with for money.) Inevitably when chatting with someone new, the question of occupation comes up and that’s when I get to tell them I’m an author. It’s wonderful. My twelve year-old self (who couldn’t spell or do sums but had a catalogue of imaginary worlds and characters in her head) does backflips of glee. I’m not going to pretend for a moment that I don’t love my profession, yes writing novels is… Read more The Madness in the Method – on creativity and mental illness →
If you are a savy reader of blog titles you may have realised by now that I am in Queensland and I’m not wearing pineapple leggings, although they would be… Read more Hello Queensland! (I will not be wearing these leggings.) →
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Yep, this is a thing that happened. I still haven’t seen the Book of the Year sticker on the actual cover of the book, maybe it will feel more real… Read more CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers – THE PROTECTED →
I am enraged about supposed plus-sized models in Sports Illustrated. Here is my rant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OgmlnZl1MM Cxx
In this one I review Joyce Maynard’s ‘After Her’ and use the words ‘womanhood’ and ‘juxtaposition’.
I have started a video blog in the hope that it will be less time-consuming than writing one. If you follow this handy link, you can watch it.
A couple of months ago I had the privilege of visiting Mount St Benedict College in Sydney to talk all things books and writing with some of the students there. It was pretty great because, not only were the girls delightful, but they also gave me cake. As part of the activities leading up to the visit, the girls were invited to make book trailers for The Sky So Heavy, with the prize for the top three being lunch and cake-eating with me. I was also asked to pick a winner, which… Read more Book Trailer Bonanza! →