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The week (or two) that was (plus lucky red hair)

It has been a while between blog posts, I know. I find this time of year paralysing - Christmas is the world's biggest deadline and it creeps up on me every year. The


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The week that was: travel books and top 10

It's time for my (supposedly) weekly update on how The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race to the end of the world is travelling, as it makes its way out into the world. Behind the

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Could this be the best app for kids ever?

Mr9 has a new crush. Fortunately, it's not (shudder) a girl (his mum is sooooo not ready for that), but rather an app. Specifically, myCreate, which allows him to make

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•The first book in THE MAPMAKER CHRONICLES, my first series for children,
is out now! Book two will be published in April, 2015.

•Let's meet! I'm the special guest at the next Australian Writers' Centre meet up in Sydney on 2 December - come along!

Book Club


Pink Fibro Bookclub: The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton

There was a lot to like about The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton. For starters, the lyrical language, which built a cloistered world in which you could almost hear the

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The parenting handbook needs updating (again)

Mr6's hoarding tendencies may have reached their zenith. I hope. In not-unrelated news, he is also delighted to be - at last - Big. "Look, Mum!" he shouted, running

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Social Media for Writers


Social Media for Writers #3: Facebook

Love it or hate it, there's no doubt that Facebook is an integral part of our lives these days - which is why writers can't really afford to ignore it (much as we may

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