Mr Bambuckle is on his way! Please enjoy this fantastic trailer made by Penguin Random House. Stay tuned for more. There’s a very special Mr Bambuckle blog post coming soon… Mr Bambuckle is coming . . . @TimHarrisBooks pic.twitter.com/bPSNMSFkJG — Penguin Teachers (@PenguinTeachers) August 1,......

The release of Exploding Endings: Screenshots & Laughing Gas is just around the corner, which means it’s book trailer time. And to celebrate the trailer, I thought it would be fun to introduce you to Evan Bonser – my video partner in crime – and......

Earlier this month I had the great privilege of presenting at the Newington College Literature Festival. Almost 30 authors, poets, journalists and illustrators from all over Australia gathered at the college to speak to students from Newington and other local schools. I had lots of fun discussing creative......

This year more than 17,000 children across New South Wales, Victoria and the Northern Territory nominated their favourite books to create the REAL (Reading and Enjoying Australian Literature) Awards shortlists. I am absolutely delighted that Exploding Endings: Painted Dogs & Doom Cakes has been shortlisted in the ‘Fiction......

Primary schools are fantastic at teaching children how to use words other than ‘said’. As a teacher, I witnessed several powerful lessons that encouraged children to steer away from the ‘boring’, and towards the ‘interesting’. Students would create extensive verb lists and swap these words......

Phew! March was a busy month, but one I enjoyed tremendously. I had the great privilege of spending a day with the primary students at Northholm Grammar School. The librarians made to feel very welcome, which was quite remarkable considering the library itself had been flooded due......

The power of the short story is often underestimated. I recently had the privilege of writing an article for the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) – www.asla.org.au – about the power of short stories. The article was published in ASLA’s National Journal – ACCESS, Volume......

Music and I go way back. As an impressionable 12-year-old, I would lie on the living room floor, my head between the speakers, listening to Mum’s vinyl collection. I dreamed of playing in a band, and wanted nothing more than a life filled with music. During......

August 2016 will go down as one of the most hectic and sentimental periods of my writing career to date. When I resigned from full-time teaching at the end of last year, my hope was to visit five schools in August. With visits stretching into......

   Would you like to win $279 and a pile of signed books? Would you like to star in the next Exploding Endings book trailer? If you answered ‘yes’ to both of these questions, then this is the competition for you! This competition requires a......

One of the best things about being an author is visiting different schools. You get to meet some fantastic people! I love the energy that an audience can generate, as well as the creative ideas we can make and share. Here are a few pictures......

Finding the right creative space can be difficult for a young person, especially when it comes to writing. Knowing how you best write can go a long way in creating that excellent piece of work. On the flip side, it can be disastrous when the......

Q: What’s something you might associate with Christmas? A: Santa Claus, presents, Christmas lights, spending time with loved ones. Family Feud is a hilarious television show which asks contestants to think of the popular answers to questions. To be successful on the show, you have......