Queensland news – THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE celebrates 100 years!

It’s Queensland’s turn to host a celebration of THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE‘s Centenary!    Back in 1916, as the world grappled with the horrors of World War I, the New South Wales Department of Education had a brave and brilliant idea: to give primary school children their own free high-quality literary magazine. So while hardships related to… Read More Queensland news – THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE celebrates 100 years!

On making a character live … the inside story

Authors are funny animals. We inhabit storybook worlds; and sometimes reside in our characters’ heads. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of fictional characters coming to life. Adversity McAllister is someone you won’t know yet, but soon you will. She’s the young protagonist in my completed manuscript, SWEET ADVERSITY. The only child of travelling Shakespearean actors, 12-year-old Addie… Read More On making a character live … the inside story

Why I’m addicted … to Flash Fiction

Scratch the writing skin of most Flash Fiction aficionados and you’ll find an addict. Yes, we can’t help ourselves … we adore the genre, we drool over brilliant Flash Fiction … on a continual quest to write great stories. I write novels, chapter books and plays for children, but Flash Fiction tales I write for both adults and children. They’re… Read More Why I’m addicted … to Flash Fiction