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
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…
That’s like asking how long is a piece of string. There are endless articles written on this genre – most provide very useful hints in your quest to write the genre, and most as useful as a ball of string. Imagine the uses for a ball of string! … Continue reading What makes a winning short story?
Here's Part 2 of the video interview with Mark G Mitchell in Austin, Texas ... talking about illustrating the chapter motifs for my children’s novel, SECRETS OF EROMANGA; the novel's Australian Society of Authors' mentorship; jumping a slush pile; researching a novel on a fossil … Continue reading ON WRITING A NOVEL: Part 2 … video interview
I have no fear of public speaking in front of a roomful of children, or adults, well, except for a few tummy flutters beforehand. But nothing was as fearful as being the subject of a video interview. That's how I felt when I was in … Continue reading Facing the terror of a video-interview …done it! Part 1