Last weekend/ week was the latest instalment of SCBWI conferences; I can’t believe that it is the fifth SCBWI Australia and New Zealand conference – hence my not high five photo below and it was fun! I spent much of the time chit chatting with folk whom I rarely get to see, and presenting on a panel […]
In conjunction with our mega SCBWI conference Walker Books Australia decided a gathering of their authors and illustrators, a whole bookshelf of whom are attending the conference, would be a fantastic opportunity. So on Saturday we all gathered and had a wonderful day listening to the Walker crew – the publishing team, the sales and marketing […]
We spent an afternoon with the delightful Connie Hsu from Roaring Brook Press (she is actually here in Sydney for the mega biennial SCBWI Conference) but today was social time. We had lunch at the Sydney Fish Markets (I am not posting those photos!) and then we showed her some of the Inner West local sites – my stomping […]
It was great fun to be able to present a Masterclass at the Asia Education Foundation 2014 National Conference here in Sydney a few weeks ago. A number of units of work have been created around my historical fiction books and are downloadable from the website. SO search for me on their website to discover them. And […]
Heard about this a little while ago but it has been posted now at the Bank Street Children’s Book Committee Site – Best Books of 2014. Absolutely tickled pink!
Day 2 of the Writers and Illustrators Congress is for me the board meeting and so much of the morning was taken up discussing the festival and planning for the future … lots of good things are in store. But that also means that I don’t get to see many sessions. But this afternoon […]