Hello! Just a quick one to let you know that I am launching an online course for Australian primary school students aged 9 years and up. It starts on 31 Oct 2020 and runs for 5 weeks. I will be making learning modules available on each Saturday, but the idea is your child should work through the material at a time that best
Story Trainer has launched! Wow. We had the inaugural workshop last Thursday and I am hugely grateful to the students who participated. The year of Covid has meant that live author talks and school visits have been pretty much cancelled, impacting a lot of authors, including me. I really miss doing it – it is one of the highlights of my job. And
The first draft of Raw Blue was written in June/July 2006. I didn’t know it at the time but I was pregnant with my first daughter. I worked in a kind of frenzy, telling my husband not to bother me when he asked if I wanted anything to eat, only taking time out when I had to work. Over the next two years
I gave up painting, I gave up art, I gave up believing, I gave up faith. I had what I called my emotional suicide, I gave up a lot of friendships with people, I just gave up believing in life really, and it’s taken me years to actually start loving and believing again. I realized that there was a greater idea of creativity.
Spring has brought a mix of swells after a winter that featured a looooong run of swell from the extreme south. The banks are good. And yesterday was one of those rare days when we all surfed ourselves sick. The sky is a sun-smacked blue. Every blade of grass seems sharply alive. My friend went spearfishing and had a run-in with a bull
Hello! The US cover for SUMMER SKIN has been out in the world for a little while now, but I am not known for my punctuality, so I am revealing it here and now! (Quick word from our sponsor – that is, me – SUMMER SKIN is published in the US and Canada on 29 May, by Feiwel & Friends.) Ta-dah! If you
Guys, I am doing a panel as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival All-Day YA program. Big thanks to SWF and also the Stella Schools program for giving me the opportunity. I’m especially thrilled about this because I love my co-panellists: Randa Abdel-Fattah, Alice Pung and Bec Kavanagh. Details below: The Personal is Political With: Randa Abdel-Fattah, Alice Pung and Bec Kavanagh The
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