June 12, 2016

As part of the Readings by the River program at the Out of the Box Festival at QPAC, I was a featured artist reading to children and their families. Such a privilege.

March 12, 2016

For one whole week in March I was Author in Residence at Southport State School. I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with all students from Prep to Year 6 on writing and illustrating, but the highlight for me was the lunchtime Writers' Club where we had...

December 13, 2015

I'm thrilled to have had my adult short story, A Summer to Die For, win First Place in the Gold Coast City Gallery and Writers Activation's writing competition – a response to Graham Burstow's Exhibition, 'Flesh'.

Pictured, I am reading my winning en...

November 6, 2014

In October 2014 I headed down to the Blue Mountains of New South Wales for an entire blissful week. I'm thrilled and honoured to have been offered a place as Illustrator in Residence at the Pinerolo Children's Book Cottage in Blackheath.

Funded by the Cop...

October 30, 2014

In 2014:

  • I was the editor and final judge of the Redlitzer Junior Anthology. After selecting the editors' choice from the shortlist, I also mentored the finalists on the workshop day. Read more about my experience on my blog.

  • I was the judge of the Gympie...

October 21, 2014

I had loads of fun chatting with ABC612 BRISBANE's 'Mornings' presenter,  Steve Austin, celebrating the release of Snap Magic. He's so easy to talk to! Have a listen to our chat here.

The most surprising thing happened on the way home in the car. I receiv...

November 29, 2013

My gorgeous author friends were snapped by the Courier Mail, Brisbane, photographer while I was interviewed regarding the inaugural, international SCBWI Inside Story event of which I was the Queensland organiser. 

The inaugural Society of Children's Book...

June 21, 2013

You're invited to join in the weekly dash across the page with the die-hard writers of the Monday Writing Sprint Facebook group. We meet together every Monday morning at 9am Australian Eastern Standard Time (no daylight saving) and write solidly for one hour. 

The...

April 18, 2013

Each year I travel up to Brisbane to take part in the One Word One Day fundraiser. Artists from around Australia get together and create art to raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, which supports disadvantaged kids in the remotest parts of Australia.

The...

March 24, 2013

During my month in Adelaide as a Creative Time Residential Fellow of the May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust, I blogged every day. A highlight of my stay was the Adelaide Writers Festival which you can read about  here.

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