November 29, 2021

The story behind Cat Dog

Many years ago, when my American editor, Allyn Johnston came to visit she saw a certain book on my shelves… Hmmm! Early in my career […]

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August 31, 2021

The story behind The Goblin and the Empty Chair

This book, like many of my other books, took seven years from start to finish, but I love the end product, mostly because the illustrations […]

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March 9, 2021

The Story Behind the Story of Early One Morning

My grandson is eleven years old as I type this in March 2021, the month in which EARLY ONE MORNING has hit the shelves in […]

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October 15, 2019

The story behind the story of The Tiny Star

On Being a Grandparent Mem Fox 2019 We were among the last in our group of friends to become grandparents. Our daughter, Chloë, had been […]

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October 15, 2019

The story behind the story of Roly Poly

My daughter and my grandson are both only children. Neither of them has any idea of the joys and troubles associated with having brothers and […]

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October 15, 2018

The story behind the story of Bonnie and Ben Rhyme Again

I know. A new book at long last! I love this book. I love the illustrations by Judy Horacek, which goes without saying, but I’m […]

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February 24, 2017

The Gossip behind I’m Australian Too

I have a good and multi-talented friend—a prolific author, therapist, and multi-faith preacher—Stephanie Dowrick. Many of you will have read her books. My favourite of […]

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November 30, 2016

The Gossip Behind Ducks Away

In 2006 my husband and I went on holiday to Lord Howe Island. In order to climb a particular hill, we had to cross a […]

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November 30, 2016

The Gossip Behind This & That

The story behind the story of This & That When my grandson was two and a half we foolishly went to France, as a family. […]

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November 4, 2013

Baby Bedtime

Channel 7 interview about Baby Bedtime No book of mine is as suffused with love as this one. When I was writing it I was […]

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February 13, 2013

Yoo-Hoo, Ladybird

‘Ladybird loves to hide. Yoo hoo, ladybird! Where are you? There you are! Afloat in the bath with Duck and Giraffe! Yoo hoo, ladybird! Where […]

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February 12, 2013

Tell Me About Your Day Today

“There was once a boy who loved bedtime.  He loved the last kiss. He loved the last story.  He loved the last goodnight. He knew […]

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