US cover for Summer Skin and GIVEAWAY coming up!

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

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Sydney Writers’ Festival – All-Day YA panel

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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Amelia Westlake! Invitation! For you!

Hello! I am launching Erin Gough’s HOTLY ANTICIPATED second novel, Amelia Westlake. Erin is a 24-carat-gold person: super thoughtful, super smart, super writer. I can’t wait to do this event. And it goes without saying that if you’re going to be in Sydney town on Wednesday the 11th of April, we’d love you to join us. More details, and RSVP here Coming in April

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The Faber Academy – writing workshops for teens

Hello! I’m going to be hosting two writing workshops for teens at the Sydney branch of The Faber Academy in the July school holidays. Faber have been fantastic in trying to keep the cost down while delivering MAXIMUM value for participants. Teens can do one workshop, or the other, or both. Each workshop offers a different approach to story and writing, so there’s

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Sydney Writers’ Festival May 2018 – Secondary Schools Program

Hey guys, just a quick heads up! I am on the Sydney Writers’ Festival’s Secondary Schools Program this year. I am thrilled about doing this, and extra thrilled by my co-presenters: Jesse Andrews, Alison Croggan and Patrick Ness. I know, right?! For more information, please visit Sydney Writers Festival.    

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Festivals and workshops – April 2017

Hello! Look at how long it’s been since I’ve visited this blog! Cobwebs everywhere. I’ve got a couple of festival appearances coming up, and I mention them because if you’re in Newcastle or Brisbane, I would absolutely love to catch up with you. Also! I’m conducting two writing workshops for tens to teens at Hornsby Library in the April school holidays. The library

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White Horses out now

View this post on Instagram Hey, I've got a piece in the latest @whitehorsesmag . It's a short profile on a man called Dennis, and it was the hardest thing I've ever written. Not because the writing was difficult, but because I wanted it so very much to be "right". He's someone I respect greatly, but when I was doing this piece, he

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Summer Skin in the US and Canada Spring 2018

View this post on Instagram (Shout out to @librariankaren who prompted me!) Summer Skin is going to be published in the States and Canada by Feiwel & Friends in Spring 2018. I forgot to post this here, which was silly because Insta is my happy place. I can't lie – I have wanted to be published in the States and Canada since forever,

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