It feels strange to finally send off a story to publishers – especially a story that links to Australian actor, Geoffrey Rush (in an odd way). I’ve worked on this manuscript for many years – it’s got a new name, and been changed in so … Continue reading To do or not to do … a.k.a. submitting a story
It's my very great pleasure to welcome author, Nathan Luff to my blog to celebrate the launch of his new novel, Bad Grammar. (Age group: 9-12. Pub. Walker Books 2013) Marcus is a warrior in the game world – a legend. He is a shy … Continue reading Talk about Tense!
The Next Big Thing is a chain of book and author recommendations. Sandy Fussell, author-extraordinaire tagged me on her blog and even though Christmas got in the way and I missed my due blogging date, I'm finally organised. Will endeavour to tag some of my … Continue reading The Next ‘Big’ Thing
The day I decided to write full-time was one of those milestones in my life. I've never regretted it, even with the lows rating more than the highs. But I have to say amongst the highs is the experience of being an author-in-residence in schools. … Continue reading Author-in-residence…the icing on a writer’s cake
I know schools are being stretched tight with funding and they must prioritise where the money goes. But, an increasing number of my author and illustrator colleagues are being asked to appear for free at schools who say they can't afford to pay. Surely, one … Continue reading Should authors work for free?