18 February 2022 | Uncategorised

Hello, February!

January is such a lovely time for dreaming and planning the year ahead but February (even halfway through!) is much better for putting in action all that dreaming. Here’s all my dreaming/planning for 2022: teaching Stewardship – a customised ten-month program for writers, offering support, mentorship and writing craft. We had our first online meeting…

24 December 2021 | Uncategorised

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, dear blog readers! Thank you all so much for the lovely congratulations messages last post. I’m looking forward to sharing more about the process of publication as I experience it for the first time. I’m taking a break from blogging for a few weeks, and will be back towards the middle of January….

17 December 2021 | Writing

A publishing contract!

Dear blog readers, I have some news! I’m thrilled to share with you that I’ve been offered a publishing contract with Allen & Unwin for my middle-grade verse novel, Y is a crooked letter! This book began life 11 years ago as a picture book, then turned into a middle-grade novel, then metamorphosed into a…

3 December 2021 | Young Adult Fiction

Art journals for writing

There are art journals – and there are art journals. My art journal – well, it’s more of a collection of notes, scribbles and diagrams than a beautiful object to be placed behind museum glass one day. I created my art journal to collect all my ramblings about my young adult verse novel, Even the…