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It’s Done

It’s Done

And so this being our last afternoon and evening in Salisbury for this trip we took a little stroll around town (well our part of the neighbourhood) on the way to dinner, before returning to complete the packing of the bags. We spied some beautiful houses and a few even more stunning flowers. I have been […]

A Few Days Break

A Few Days Break

Hey – this teaching gig is intense with classes from 9-12 each morning and sometimes another presentation thrown in, and I did three of those this week so I most definitely DESERVE a long weekend. Which is why Friday morning we tripped off to Salisbury Zoo. This is a quaint little zoo – volunteer run – and nothing […]

Lectures Begin

Lectures Begin

So the reason that we came to the USA, and very specifically Salisbury University, is that Prof. Ernie Bond asked me to run a summer school grad course on writing non-fiction for children. For this I have had to prepare lesson notes and plan out 4 weeks of teaching so that I know what I am doing. It […]

AFCC – last day

AFCC – last day

This was a quick trip to Singapore for AFCC and for my third day there I had another moderating session, this for Dr. Janet Evans where she talked about migration, immigration and children’s books. It was a wonderful and informative session, especially listening to the audio of the children’s interpretation of the books and the their thoughts on […]

More from AFCC

More from AFCC

There was much happening on Day 2 of AFCC, with Shaun Tan skyping in from Australia being hugely popular. The country of focus this year is Japan and there were many beautiful presentations from this delegation. For me though it was super to see my SCBWI partners in crime Holly Thompson and Avery Udagowa – although we barely shared two […]

Hello AFCC Singapore

Hello AFCC Singapore

I jumped a plane in Sydney bound for Singapore on Tuesday evening and 8 and a smidge hours later, (squashed, cramped and cold but thankfully with an empty seat beside me) I arrived in Singapore ready to roll out for the seventh instalment of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content. After a short and restless […]

New York Winter SCBWI

New York Winter SCBWI

Superb, awesome, glorious, wonderful … FUN! These are just a few of the words for my 5 days in New York. Then one can add to that tiring, wearisome, jovial, hilarious, inspirational, and invigorating. Of course it wasn’t all just fun and games. There was much work completed as well. My most exciting part though […]

Ambassador Duties

Ambassador Duties

What a thrill it has been this Australia Day, January 26, to be an Ambassador and visiting Kempsey. Thank you to Kempsey Shire Council and the mayor, Liz Campbell for hosting us for this wonderful gathering. It was a delight being there in Kempsey … again! So how do you get to Kempsey? When you […]

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