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October 01, 2018

Are you a word warrior? Do you love writing? Have you ever thought that maybe one day you'd like to be an author? Or do you just enjoy making up stories for friends?

Then join me for the Gold Coast 'Write Like an Author' Holiday Writing Camp. Over four days you will learn the skills you need to construct well crafted, imaginative stories.


2nd to the 5th October

St Augustine's Parish Primary, Galleon Way, Currumbin Waters, Gold Coast

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Write Like an Author

October 02, 2017

Write like a Boss – Write like a Champion – Write like an AUTHOR!

Join me as I present a three-day, school holiday writing camp developed by international, award winning author and writing coach Brian Falkner. Write Like an Author is the internationally acclaimed writing course for middle-grade students that shows you how to write stories the way professional authors do. You will undertake a journey of fun and discovery, learning how to create, develop and write awesome stories, with me right alongside you, guiding you every step of the way. Spaces still available.

Venue: Lindisfarne Anglican School, Terranora, NSW

Dates: 3-5th October  2017

Children's Book Week 2017

August 20, 2017

ESCAPE TO EVERYWHERE is the theme of this year's Children's Book Week and I'll be visiting and presenting workshops at seven schools, including The Glennie School, Toowoomba; Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Coorparoo; St Augustine's, Currumbin; Laidley District State School; Kurwongbah State School, Petrie; Nudgee College; and Tamborine Mt College. Phew! Then I'll rest...

Write a Book in a Day

July 25, 2017

I'm presenting a workshop to the Carindale Writers Group on the Write a Book in a Day challenge. The group has entered this year's competition in the Open Category, which my writers group won in 2011. Can't wait to meet everyone and wish them all the best.

SCBWI Picnic in the Park

Sunday, 11th June 2017

Members of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Qld region, are getting together for a family picnic in beautiful New Farm Park on the banks of the Brisbane River. BYO from 10am.

Tickling the Cat at Moreton Bay Libraries

Wednesday, 5th July 2017


As part of Moreton Bay Libraries' school holiday program, I'll be presenting my popular 'Tickle the Cat' workshop at both Albany Creek Library (10.30am – 12.30pm) and Strathpine Library (2.00pm – 4.00pm) on the day. Download my workshops information sheet from the 'Author Visits/Bookings' page to learn more.

Regional Writers Festival

Wednesday, 21st June 2017

For primary and high school students, the Regional Writers Festival will be held at Griffith University, Gold Coast. This year's theme is 'The Future'. I think we'll have fun with that!

Livewire Festival

12-14th June 2017

Three days of literary workshops and author talks at All Saints School, Gold Coast. Can't wait to meet the students!

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