MAROUBRA MAGIC

The next day I gave a talk at Maroubra Junction Public School with excited Year 1 and Year 2 children. Thanks to The Children’s Bookshop Speakers Agency and Susan Mirrow for booking me. I was amazed at some of the questions Read More …

Belrose Book Day

A wonderful day at Belrose Public School on their dress-up Book Day. The teachers joined in the fun and were dressed as witches, wizards and fairies. My audience were colourful in all their animal costumes and book characters. Thanks Kirsten Read More …

Fun Festival

The Kids & YA Festival, Saturday 25th June was a great success. Aleesah Darlison was the fabulous Festival Director, and the NSW Writers’ Centre staff did a wonderful job. There were 36 authors and illustrators and ten sessions throughout the Read More …

Adopt a baby elephant

I adopted little Mbegu last October when I went to visit the Shelrick Elephant orphanage, in Naroibi, Kenya. I received an email report each month about her progress. This month I was so delighted to receive this one. “Our Mini Read More …

VOICES ON THE COAST

This was my third time talking at Voices on the Coast organised by the amazing Kelly Dunham and her team. Due to a terrible storm I had a 5 hour wait at Sydney airport, so I was relieved when I Read More …

Autumn in Armidale

I have been so busy talking at schools and festivals, I have not had time to write about the wonderful Booked In Armidale Literary Festival, organised by Sophie Masson, CBC and NEWC. I stayed at the fabulous Lindsay House, and Read More …

Thanks to Karl Ammann

Karl Ammann captured a magic moment in my life when I had a wonderful encounter with two cheetahs in Kenya, Africa. This fabulous photograph has been my ‘signature’ for all my schools and festival promotions and featured on the front Read More …