Supporting Words

As a qualified teacher and a children’s author you would think that writing my own teacher’s notes for each of my books is second nature. Well yes and no. With my mind in many places

Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018

Che Bella! As an new independent publisher I am always looking to develop my knowledge in the industry and to engage with others in the publishing to share and exchange ideas. So having my  application to be part of the Australian Publishers Collectives at the 2018 Bologna Children’s Book Fair was a significant and exciting […]

Bullying

Research by Guest Blogger Daniel MacDonald In the last few months Johanna Roberts and I have embarked on a new and challenging project investigating bullying, the acceptance of the individual and self acceptance. With Johanna travelling in the Americas and me travelling through Asia we had plenty of material for the visuals and the sense of place we […]

Hooray It’s Children Book Week – Escape to EVERYWHERE!

Book – week 2017 – It’s here and we are all celebrating! We are so lucky that the Marvellous Children’s Book Council of Australia organise this wonderful week when schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children’s literature. Do check out what’s going on through the CBCA NSW website Or if you are further […]

Welcome to Verityville

Verityville, the little town with a big heart not too far from you! A place where people take each day as it comes, doing their job and helping others with a great attitude. Where is this place you may well ask and what is so special about getting on with life? Well to be truthful […]

May The Force Be With You

Okay I am an unashamed #StarWars fan and have been since the tender age of twelve when I watched my first SW movie at my uncle’s house on what was in those days cutting degree technology VCR! Since then I have watched the epic saga over and over and enjoyed any opportunity to wax lyrical […]

Mrs. T and the Magic Pencil Book Launch

Mrs. T and the Magic Pencil enjoyed its Australian  launch at Laugh and Learn toy shop in Randwick. It was a hot and steamy Australian summer day when the latest Verityville title was officially released. With a continual stream of people dropping in to meet the creators there was a real sense of community. School […]

Mrs T and the Magic Pencil Launch Dates

Exciting news! The official book launch dates for Mrs T and the Magic Pencil are finally locked in and coming soon! Australia: Laugh and Learn Toy Shop in Randwick will host Mrs. T’s launch on Wednesday 8th February at 3.30p.m. New Zealand: The Children’s Book Shop in Kilbirnie will hosting the kiwi launch on Wednesday […]

Passing It On

There are always those who just do that little bit extra to help others. You may not realise or notice or see it but the understated and almost invisible things these folk do go a long way to making a community function, helping people to carry on and giving others a sense that they are […]

Consumed by… Eastside Radio

It was great to get the opportunity yesterday to join the charming Christopher Zim at Eastside radio on his ‘Consumed by Soul’  programme and talk about books, writing and getting your message out there.   Check out the link to hear the interview below – it’s about 7.3 minutes into the recording: my interview on ‘Consumed […]

An Inspiring Meeting

This last week saw the publication of my fourth title, ‘Mrs T and the Magic Pencil’. So it was very fitting that Mrs T herself should be in Sydney and simply lovely that she was able to join the Verityville creators’ team to celebrate this new book as well as to reminisce good times spent […]