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Bologna – It Does Begin

Bologna – It Does Begin

FINALLY – I get around to posting about Bologna. Many folks know that a few weeks ago I was in Bologna attending the Bologna Book Fair. Every second year the SCBWI hosts a booth at the fair. This year it was mega … bigger booth, more people, lots of great attractions and a crew of […]

Writing at the National Library

Writing at the National Library

Having just returned from the Bologna Book Fair (I did have two days rest and yes, I will be posting about Bologna shortly) it was a driving day down to Canberra to one of my favourite places, the National Library, in time for a Thursday afternoon Writing Workshop.  Thanks to Ben and the crew down there for organising […]

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 […]

A Celestial Launch

A Celestial Launch

What a glorious weekend we had in Canberra for the launch of the Celestial Empire exhibition at The National Library, and the picture book that was written specifically to tie in with the exhibition, which is of course my picture book New Year Surprise! I found out later at the dinner that this exhibition had one of […]

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 […]

@ the National Library of Australia

@ the National Library of Australia

Late in 2014 I received an email from Susan Hall, publisher at the National Library of Australia informing me that they would be holding an exhibition about the history of Beijing, using items from the National Library of China as well as from their own extensive Asian Collection. … I was wondering if you would be interested […]

Christmas in NEW YORK

Christmas in NEW YORK

We are here … and as usual it has been a long long trip to get here but we just love coming back to New York. As we were so tuckered out (Bini’s phrase) we took it a little quieter on the first few days than we normally would, circulating at mid-morning and then strolling […]

BIH @ Plunkett St

BIH @ Plunkett St

What a grand time I had at Plunkett Street School last week presenting books for the Books In Homes crew. As a Role Model I pop in to a few schools that are on the programme and chat about my favourite subject – ME -and reading of course. Sometimes I read a book chosen by the kids. Sometimes I […]