January 18, 2024

A Quick Word

Greetings! Sadly, the delicious 40th anniversary of Possum Magic is now over. But this year, 2024, as if the good news can’t tumble into the […]

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September 20, 2023

600 Writers for the Voice

September 21st 2023 Hello, everyone, particularly my fellow citizens, Every so often I get a feeling in my head that I’m going to have a […]

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June 24, 2023

40 Years Later…

Hhhhello! Yes, I’m shivering. I’m the first to extol the virtues of living in Adelaide, a divinely easy city to be in, unless it’s deep […]

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February 6, 2023

Oh, no! I forgot…

Same day: Feb 6th ’23 Hello, yet again. This is an incredibly speedy return from my last update. It must be a record. Anyway, people […]

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February 6, 2023

Who wants to know?

February 6th 2023 Hello, once again! Oh, oh, oh, such a long silence. Sorry. No excuse, just bone idle. In case you thought I’d ceased […]

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June 6, 2022

News in June

Well, hello again, many months later! lt’s winter with a vengeance.  We have been battered by the most violent, howling winds imaginable for this part […]

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February 7, 2022

Alive and Lazy

Hi, yet again! A schoolgirl has done a wonderful thing!  Her name is Evelyn. She sent me five very interesting questions which I answered on […]

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November 3, 2021

Old me, new book

Dear world, my beach before a spectacular storm in late October 20201—and a climate change rant below… As I write, the United Nations climate change […]

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August 5, 2021

Still alive, still writing

Hello, once more! Before I start, I’d like to alert you to a few videos of speeches and readings of individual books. I had to […]

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March 18, 2021

Ages and Ages

Hello again! The only people who read websites like this (so I’m told) are librarians, teachers and students of children’s literature, but hey— librarians, teachers, […]

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December 29, 2020

Some year! Christmas New Year 2020/2021

I’m imagining that at this moment in the world’s history every Facebook entry, every blog, card, tweet, diary, letter, journal, instagram, email and so on, […]

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June 16, 2020


Australia, I love you! We have survived. This isn’t us, but it is a photo of our beach this evening, which encapsulates the peace of […]

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