Some spooky stuff

Halloween isn’t really something that we celebrate in our family, especially now that the kids have grown up. However, having said that, I do enjoy a spooky story (I grew up reading Stephen King) so thought I might share one on Poetry Friday which is being hosted today on Tabatha Yeatts’ blog. I hope you […]

Googling about…

It’s probably terribly vain but sometimes I Google my name just to see what’s floating about and here’s what I discovered today. This poem was first published by The School Magazine (ORBIT) in 2005 and again in 2016. It also appears in the New Mulberry English Course Book published by Oxford University Press in India, […]

Swings and roundabouts…

Round and round and up and down we go – the life of a writer. At the moment I seem to be on the way up, understanding full well, that after an “up” there is, more often than not, a “down” but until that moment happens, I’ll enjoy the ride. My most recent news is […]

My May Gibbs Creative Time Fellowship – 2 months on…

Now that I’ve settled back in at home I’m asking myself exactly how creative was I during my month in Canberra? Well, let’s see… I polished the text for my next picture book with Walker, due out by Christmas next year (2020). Walker is also considering another picture book at the moment, fingers, toes and […]

Poetry Friday

Elizabeth is celebrating the release of her new book Soccerverse: Poems about Soccer which includes 22 poems about everything soccer – the ball, shin guards, uniforms, teammates, dribbling, fans and even the handshake after the game. So in the same tradition I thought I’d share a poem that I wrote, wait for it, 13 years […]

My May Gibbs Creative Time Fellowship

Welcomed at the airport by the wonderful Virginia West on April Fool’s Day – so my adventure began. Today is my final day in Canberra and I can’t believe how quickly four weeks have passed. This post will be a little summary of my time here. The first adventure began at the airport as we […]

Poetry Friday

A little late in Australia but still ok for the Northern Hemisphere folks (just). The poetry roundup this week can be found at the Beyond LiteracyLink Blog where you’ll find a lovely foggy, beachy poem. My offering is also a misty, beachy poem. Please enjoy Seaside Sounds.