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Make the Future!

Make the Future! is my new series, and my educational publishing debut! Published by the wonderful people at Hawker Brownlow Education, Make the Future! is designed to empower kids to make their world a more sustainable – and awesome – place. Check out the blurb for the first book below:   Can primary students really change the world? […]

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Meet My Character Blog Hop

Ellie Marney, author of the gripping Every Series, tagged me in her fascinating Meet My Character post about Rachel Watts (read it here). So now it’s my turn to talk about one of my characters. Here goes …   Meet My Character 1. What is the name of your character? Lorna Powell. 2. Is she fictional […]

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Writing Process Blog Hop

My mate Ellie Marney, author of the incredible new Every series, tagged me as the next writer in the Writing Process Blog Hop. The Hop’s a great way to find out more about how writers work and get some sneak peeks into what they’ll be bringing out next. Check out Ellie’s post at her blog! […]

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Cover reveal: Writing Clementine, by Kate Gordon

My very talented friend Kate Gordon has a new YA novel on its way! Some of you will remember her from her wonderful Thyla series and her debut novel, Three Things About Daisy Blue. To whet your appetite for her brand new book, here’s the cover, hot off the press (or at least the design […]

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Pics from the Kill the Music rockstar book launch!

Check it out: the wonderful librarians at Warragul Library have sent me some cool photos from the rockstar-themed launch of  Kill the Music! We had a fantastic time. Highlights included Michael Pryor’s amazing launch speech (complete with David Attenborough impersonation!!), the librarians’ awesome costumes and the chance to chat with some fans while signing books. […]

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You’re invited to my book launch!

Kill the Music will soon be released – yay! Have you seen the book trailer yet? You can find it on my Books page, or at http://youtu.be/GguKeXx9NGw . Meanwhile, I’m busy planning my rock star book launch with the help of the fine folk at Warragul Library. We’d love to see you there. As an added […]

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Kill the Music – my new book cover!

Check it out, people: the cover for my BRAND NEW NOVEL!!!!! (Yes, I am just a tad excited …) Kill the Music (which some of you may remember was formerly titled Turmoil) will be released on the 1st of July. Stay tuned for details of the ROCK STAR BOOK LAUNCH I’ll be throwing to celebrate, […]

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Random House to publish my new novel!

Even more exciting news – the lovely folk at Random House Australia will be publishing my new YA novel, Turmoil, next September!!  Turmoil is a stand-alone novel, but Mishaps fans will recognise a few characters (and maybe an in-joke or two). Picture James Bond meets Pride and Prejudice  – with rock stars, glamorous locations and […]

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Crime pays!

Exciting news – Dangerously Placed has been shortlisted for the Children’s / YA category in the Davitt Awards! The Davitts are run by the most excellent Sisters in Crime, and celebrate Australian women’s crime writing. I feel very honoured to have had my book chosen as one of the three on the shortlist, especially as […]

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Literary Lunch with Ursula Dubosarsky

Here are some pics from the Literary Lunch and panel discussion the West Gippsland Library Corporation held today, where I was a guest author alongside the very talented Ursula Dubosarsky. Not only is Ursula a brilliant writer, she’s also a really lovely person – I felt very lucky to attend the lunch! The attendees asked […]

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