Second book syndrome

How many of us, after publishing our first book, felt, after more than enough rejections, that that was it? Well I certainly did. I comforted myself with talk such as – oh well, that was nice while it lasted, at least I got one book published, at least this, at least that……But if I’m honest, […]

C J Dennis Poetry Competition and Festival

The Impossible BBQ – Highly Commended Gran is out from Cornwall and we’ve planned an Aussie treat The great Australian BBQ with eskies full of meat Steaks and chops and sausages and don’t forget, of course The most important condiment, the Heinz tomato sauce Gran’s not used to seeing all our wide and open spaces […]

The Sydney SCBWI conference – July 2014

    Oh my goodness how excited am I? . VERY, VERY BLOOMING EXCITED!   That’s how excited I am and I’m going to tell you why. . Next July at the Sydney SCBWI conference I will be appearing on a panel along with the Managing Director, Publisher, Marketing and Publicity Manager of Walker Books […]