Tag: Di Bates

When writers are not writing…

When writers are not writing… sometimes they make hats. When Di Bates asked me if I’d like to come to a felt hat making class she was hosting, I thought: Why not…. Continue reading

Awesome Animals Blog Tour

I’m thrilled to welcome an author whose life-long dedication to children’s literature is inspirational. It was my privilege to give the introduction speech when she was so deservedly given the Lady Cutler… Continue reading

Looking back on Lulu

I am surrounded by book launching friends which is a wonderful thing. Di Bates launches two (!!) new books in October, Awesome Animals: Cats and Awesome Animals: Dogs. On 8 August, Jodie Wells-Slowgrove… Continue reading

Be-bop-a-Luluing a Book Launch

Recently I headed to Sutherland Library for the launch of Georgie Donaghey’s gorgeous debut picture book, Lulu. It was a full house. A crowd of young people nabbed the front row seats… Continue reading

The week in review #1

Do you ever feel like you get nothing done? And you can’t believe you wasted all those hours with zilch to show for your effort? I’m like that most of the time. I read a few… Continue reading

My Second Week in Poetry

It was a short week in poetry. On the first day my good friend, author Di Bates arranged a session of Poetry Games. The kids were very motivated to join in and… Continue reading

Lunching with the Star

I went out for lunch today. Not something I often do and I almost missed the occasion – failing to notice the change in road conditions and heading on a 40 minute… Continue reading


Everyone knows Australians are mad about their sports. They like to ‘show the club colours’ every weekend, waving their banners and wearing their jerseys. We love our books too. So every weekend… Continue reading