Spring Festival

Spring Festival

Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine that my friend Di Wu would create such glorious illustrations for our forthcoming picture book which, at the moment, is titled the Spring Festival. Di has just returned from a short time in China where he worked on much of the art … so these illustrations have done a fair […]

the Convict Trail

the Convict Trail

A few years ago (was it really that long ago?) I wrote the radio-play style script about the building of the Great North Road for an App. A segment of this has been created for the soon to be released downloadable the Convict Trail Project. This convict-built road still retains some of the original sandstone culverts, […]

A Carolinas Weekend

A Carolinas Weekend

A full moon rising over the horizon. This was sure to be oodles of fun. Friday night I began the proceedings with an opening keynote that was part inspirational (to get the folks in the mood) and part story – talking about creating believable characters, and finding story, and listening to the child voice, while my Sunday […]

New England photo update

New England photo update

More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]

And now the Carolinas

And now the Carolinas

So after a few New York days of sunshine and walking and meeting and talking it was a flight to Raleigh Durham to land in Chapel Hill for this weekend’s Carolina’s Writer’s Retreat for Teresa Fanin and the Carolina’s Crew. Last night, Friday, the retreat began with me delivering the Opening Keynote – all about […]

New England here I am …

New England here I am …

Sure have made it to New England for the SCBWI New England 2015 Spring Conference (I don’t call this weather spring but they sure do!) And after 23 hours of mostly airborne travel, and then an hour landborne travel I made it to Springfield here in Massachusetts. I have learnt that it is important to specify […]

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New England photo update

More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]

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