Book Week Dragon

Book Week Dragon

Well how wonderful was Book Week – especially the day I spent with Chatswood Primary School and their fantastic Teacher Librarian Ali Webster. Thank you to the two primary stages that I was able to spend time with … so thrilled I am that I was able to chat to you all. We sure did […]

Get the Picture!

Get the Picture!

What a joy to discover that close to where we are staying there is a new exhibition featuring 8 amazing Children’s Book Illustrators – many of these folks I have met! And it is close – only 2 1/2 hours away so guess what we did today? The driving experience wasn’t too bad, as I was a passenger […]

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 […]

Break Part 2 …

Break Part 2 …

Have car will drive and that is what we did. Saturday was a day for driving. A leisurely breakfast and then out onto the roads – and I am even driving on the USA side of the roads too! We stopped by the cute town of Berlin and checked out many of the antique stores, picking up a […]

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 […]

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