Tag: Sally Murphy

The Week that Was #5

Warning! Warning! This might be the most boring Week That Was post of the whole year!   I reviewed – lots of series books for the Funday section in the Sunday Telegraph –… Continue reading

Quiet writers – mice that roar

Lately I find myself writing posts about other people’s blog posts and today I’m doing it again. Meg McKinlay has written a wonderful post about ‘quiet writing’, writing where action is not… Continue reading

Love Your Publisher – and related wonderfulness

One of the sessions I attended at the Australia-NZ 2014 SCBWI Conference gave the advice “love your publisher”. It was definitely a love-fest at this month’s inaugural Walker Books Australia (WBA) Author-Illustrator… Continue reading

I once was a pretender poet

To help celebrate the launch of her new verse novel Toppling, I have been blogging over at Sally Murphy’s Writing For Children blog on What Sandy Fussell Likes About Children’s Poetry. At… Continue reading


Today I have my fancy dress on – the one with the shiny things on the front, my coloured glass jewellery (more shiny things) and gold sandals – OK I’m not much… Continue reading

Snowy’s Christmas Blog Tour

I was fortunate to be a Storyteller at the 2009 Sydney Children’s Festival. The audience were too young for my own books so I took along a selection of my favourite picture… Continue reading

CELEBRATING WITH FRIENDS – Sally Murphy Wins 2009 IBBY (Children’s Book)

My writer friends are doing wonderful things lately and I have decided it’s time I did something to help them celebrate. So tonight I’m throwing a party. **polite clapping** The Guest of… Continue reading

MONKEY FIST BLOG TOUR Day 6 – Sally Murphy’s Writing for Children

It’s blog tour day 6 and I’m doing two things at once. Isn’t cyberspace wonderful? Today I’m visiting Sally Murphy’s Writing For Children Blog to talk with Sally Murphy (author of many… Continue reading


My name was all over Twitter today. I was mentioned, referred to and retweeted. What did I do to deserve all this attention? Well, to be honest, I did nothing. I just… Continue reading

I Love Verse Novels

I am a big fan of the verse novel. Until Stephen Herrick’s Cold Skin (2008) landed in my reviewer pile, I had never read one. I thought they were full of poetry…. Continue reading