Photograph by Flora Greenslade. Okay…so you’re asking – rust? Rust is a nasty thing, we all know that. Metal objects crumbling away in the weather, rotting and corroding over time. Well, I’m using rust here as a metaphor, people! As in rusting, deteriorating relationships. I’m fascinated, as are many (most?) of us about how people tick, … More Worst Advice We’ve Heard about Rust
I haven’t posted here for ages as there’s been just too much happening in my life!! I plan to do more regular posts to update you about what I’ve been up to, as well as post photos. Here is a taste of what I’ve been up to: 1. Author-in-Residence at MacKillop Catholic College, Warnervale, during … More It’s Been Too Long…but I’ve got some good excuses!
Tonight I had the privilege of being a guest at a local Central Coast book club which had chosen Collision as their book. We met at Tuggerah Thai restaurant. They have been meeting for six or seven years, initially pre babies and now negotiating families and work, which is a fantastic feat of juggling and … More Book Clubs ~ sustenance for mind, body and soul
Okay, so getting teens and younger ones to read can be like pulling teeth. Especially with social media demands and temptations, like Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and apps on their iPhone or other devices. Here are some ideas, with thanks to The Guardian. 1. Have a parent who loves reading. With Mum and/ or Dad … More Five ways to get young people reading
PJ Byer will be on tour starting Monday with COLLISION and #Clpblogtours – #BookGiveaway starts now! @PJByer http://bit.ly/1LYKxFP
The Lost Journal What happens when you find your old journal, and in it is jotted the bones of a story? What happens if that story has been rattling around in your head for fourteen years? What happens if you’ve always wanted to write, and now finally you have time to pursue this dream? … More The Lost Journal
I’m so pleased to introduce Audrey Greathouse, author of The Neverland Wars, who has just signed a contract with publishers Clean Teen. Her answers are fascinating and perceptive, and are a great insight into how persistence pays off for a hard-working, talented writer like Audrey. Firstly, congratulations on your publishing deal with Clean Teen…very exciting! Can you … More Meet Audrey Greathouse, Author of The Neverland Wars
Audrey Lands a Book Deal. Congratultions to you Audrey, your persistence paid off. This publisher sounds very fair and encouraging.
In Australia, of our approximate twenty five million inhabitants, the vast majority of us hug the coast, mainly the east coast. We’re an island, after all, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of kilometres of coastline. There’s far fewer of us in the remote centre or the dusty outback. We love water in any form ~ … More Beach…water, surf, sun. What’s not to like?
So, here’s the thing…I’m drawn to mysteries, where things have happened in the past, and these events and decisions affect the present. I’m drawn to stories where there are secrets and misunderstandings. Certain characters struggle with decisions about when and how to reveal these secrets, and this has consequences for others, who perhaps are unaware … More Mystery…or, what’s gonna happen next?