It’s one of the most popular questions writers get asked. With much the same answers too … story inspirations come from everywhere! What you see, hear, smell, taste. From memories. From books. From your heart. From words and images. It’s the same for writing school … Continue reading Where do story ideas come from?
In my previous blog I shared a video, American illustrator, Mark Gregory Mitchell and I filmed when I was in Austin, Texas a few years ago. Here is PART 2 … this time chatting about designing and illustrating the chapter heading motifs for my children’s … Continue reading That same day in Texas … #2
Several years ago, we travelled to the US to stay with our son, David and his wife, Kathleen. David was in Austin, Texas in his year at a university working on oceanographic research as part of his Fulbright Scholarship. So, of course, I contacted the … Continue reading One day in Austin, Texas
Not really goodbye, of course, dear SCBWI friends and colleagues from Queensland, Australia and across the globe. But after 9 years at the helm of the good ship, SCBWI Queensland, I’ve handed over the ship’s wheel and rudder to new leader, Alison Stegert. The official … Continue reading Goodbye to SCBWI leadership from me…
Sweet Adversity, my historical adventure (HarperCollins Children’s Books) had a life of its own. Once it was called McAlpine & Macbeth, and was the recipient of an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship and a week at Varuna Writers’ House in Katoomba benefitting from Creative Director, Peter … Continue reading When Rosemary Canter was my UK literary agent