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The 2018 REAL Awards are open for voting. I'm thrilled to have Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables included in the 'Fiction for Older Readers' category. For NSW readers, you can vote for the KOALAs here - http://www.koalansw.org.au/voting/ Victoria readers can vote for the YABBAs here - http://yabba.org.au/voting/ There are so many great...

Today on the blog, I'm thrilled to have friend and fellow kid-lit creator, Oliver Phommavanh, discuss his latest book, Natural Born Loser. Oliver is an extremely popular presenter, weaving hilarity into everything he does. But there's more than meets the eye when it comes to...

Howdy All! It's been a wonderful few months of writing, editing, speaking, and meeting fantastic people. Here are a few highlights in pictures. Belinda Murrell and I worked with Year 9 students at Shore as they embarked on a creative writing assessment. I must say, I was...

I've been lucky to have some time on the road in 2018. Here are some pictures of the year so far.   I enjoyed a few days in Adelaide to promote Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables Fight Back. Each school was so welcoming and it was wonderful to meet...

I've always admired picture book authors and song lyricists. Crafting a meaningful story or message with so few words is not an easy thing to do. So, I decided to ask my talented friend, Angie Who, all about it. Littlefolk is one of the freshest sounding...

Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables Fight Back hits the shelves this week. What better way to celebrate than to meet the remarkably talented James Hart and hear about his creative process! James Hart with some of his early concepts for Mr Bambuckle. When did you first start drawing? When...

October and November have been particularly busy months. Here are some of the highlights in pictures: I was absolutely blown away to find out that Exploding Endings: Painted Dogs & Doom Cakes won Honour Book at the KOALA Awards. The KOALA Awards are voted on by...

Five Real Teachers Who Inspired Mr Bambuckle I’ll preface this by saying I worked with some amazing teachers during my fifteen years in the classroom. My closest colleagues – my grade partners – each influenced my teaching experiences, and therefore the shaping of Mr Bambuckle. There...

Hi All, I hope you had a wonderful Book Week. I know I certainly did. Getting out into schools and meeting lots of enthusiastic readers is such a lovely perk of the job. Here are some photos from the past couple of weeks. We live in such a...

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 to torrential...