Nina

Nina is one big, big smileA bubble of happinessA glow of contentmentA vision of joyShe knows what is goodAnd she tells it quite straight“Go have fun dearie –enjoy yourself while you’re young”

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 […]

A Mother

From In Celebration of Mothers: If you recall the weight of a baby in your arms If you still remember first words, first steps so small If you’ve packed a lunch or chopped up fruit And upon the steel benches watched sport been won and lost If you have been sleep weary from the hours […]

Where Do Your Ideas Come From?

It is true that life is where writers get their inspiration and witnessing or experiencing something helps an author get into a storyline. Never the less writers all over the world have explored concepts and realities that are not theirs. How can this be? Can a character’s voice be believable if the creator of this has no first hand experience of their character’s context?