December 3, 2018

Year’s End At Last!

Hello again, weary end-of-year people! Like any teacher, which I once was, or perhaps any worker, I succumb to illness as soon as I stop […]

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December 2, 2018

Books I have loved in 2018

Hello again! There’ll be another hello almost immediately, when I post the last blog of the year with news and photos my recent book tour […]

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October 18, 2018

New baby…er, I mean new book!

Hello again! I know the title above says this isn’t about a new baby, but that was before I had received an exciting email on […]

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August 5, 2018

Strangely, in the southern hemisphere …

Hello again! Brrr. Early August 2018. It’s so cold I keep gloves beside my car keys so I don’t forget them when I leave the […]

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June 25, 2018

Thank you!

Thank you for loving my books enough to buy them and borrow them in such quantities! And thanks to all my publishers and illustrators, my […]

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May 17, 2018 next time but not in MAY 2018

Hello again! Resilience. Being a grown-up. Hanging on to one’s self-esteem. Getting over it. Moving on. Looking ahead. You guessed it. I’m Australian Too didn’t […]

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April 9, 2018

Shortlists, shortlists, all the way!

Monday April 9th 2018 Hello again from someone—the author of I’m Australian Too—who’s been shortlisted a couple of times this year and long-listed once, and […]

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March 2, 2018

Green Sheep multiplying everywhere

March 2nd 2018 I thought I’d better write an update before I become so old on Monday (March 5th 2018) that I forget how to […]

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February 4, 2018

Heat Wave No. 3 February 4th 2018

Of course it’s summer. Of course I live in Adelaide. Of course everyone’s now back at work or school, so of course there’s yet another heatwave […]

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December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!

Well, hello, and welcome to my grapes!  This rainbow lorikeet came to say Happy New Year to us today, so I thought I’d pass on […]

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September 3, 2017

September 2017: spring magic turns book into coins!

September 3rd 2017 (My husband took the photo. I haven’t taken a photo since the 1960’s.) Yes, spring at last. As you see, the vines […]

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July 16, 2017

Gallery, not news

I think my theme song ought to be the old Beach Boys’ number: ‘I get around, round, I get around…’ I do get around. I get […]

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