SINGAPORE STUDENTS

Saturday 25th a flight to Singapore where I stayed with a friend. It was great to relax in the sun, have a swim and recharge myself for 13 presentations at the Australian International School. Librarian Jennifer Kennedy organised three days Read More …

SUNNY SHANGHAI

          Shanghai was very cold, it rained every day, but the sun came out when I visited the Glam Restaurant at M on the Bund, the venue for the Shanghai Literary Festival. I gave a talk Read More …

BRISBANE BOOK WEEK

I was invited to talk at Brisbane schools this year through Speakers Ink. Because I didn’t know the Brisbane area, I thought it would be fun to catch trains. I was very impressed with the train and bus service, and Read More …

NEW STUDIO

During all my travelling and school talks I’ve been packing up my house and studio, the reason my blog has been neglected for many months. I have a wonderful home surrounded by trees, lovely birds, water dragons and ducks in the Read More …

TYPHOONS IN HONG KONG

A lovely morning with Claudia talking to young children at the Montessori School. But there was a typhoon hovering and the children were sent home when the number 3 signal was announced. This signal means there are dangerous high winds Read More …

BALGOWLAH NORTH

Thanks Deborah Horsely for a rewarding day talking to Kindy to Year 6 students at Balgowlah North Public School. Students asked interesting questions and I discussed sustainability and biodiversity with the older students.

FUN IN THE SUN

What a thrill to be invited to the inaugural Sunshine Coast Readers and Writers Festival organised by Wendy O’Hanlon and her team. I did a talk on ‘The Voice of Endangered Animals’ and ‘Self Publishing in the Digital Age.’ I Read More …

LUNCH WITH THE STARS

Another great St Patricks Day organised by Belinda Murrell and the CBCA team. 22 schools attended and 22 authors hosted a table. Children were excited to meet their favourite authors and there was a prize for the best decorated table.  As you Read More …