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  • Festivals and Appearances
  • April18th

    Look at this: I’m doing a writing workshop in Sydney, 30 April.

















  • March23rd

    I’ll be appearing with George Ivanoff at Embiggen Books this Sunday at one o’clock. Come along for readings and signings and general author meetingness.


  • February21st

    Steamscape is Steamscape a steampunk exhibition, part of the cultural program of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. It’s running from 3 March to 25 March, with a free special launch evening on 2 March. I’m part of the program, delivering an Illustrated History of Steampunk. All welcome!





  • February15th

    Some big news! I’ll be appearing as a guest at Supanova Pop Culture Expo Melbourne and Gold Coast, in April. For info on guests (including me) see here.



  • December13th

    For the month of December, I’m Guest Blogging as Writer in Residence over at Inside a Dog, the website of the Centre for Youth Literature. Pop over and peruse my mindful meanderings.





  • November21st

    Everyone is invited to the launch of ‘The Extraordinaires 1: The Exinction Gambit’ on Wednesday 7 December at the Northcote Library (Separation St, Northcote Vic 3070). For more details, visit the Darebin Libraries site


  • September18th

    A picture is worthA  couple of days devoted to books, reading and writing and talking about books, reading and writing can’t be a bad thing, can it? The ‘A Thousand Words Festival‘ (yes, that’s actually correct) is on this Friday and Saturday (23 and 24 September) at the Northcote Town Hall. Lots of great writers will be appearing – Leanne Hall, Cath Crowley, Tim Pegler, Holly Harper, Andrew McDonald, Steph Bowe, Fiona Wood, Simmone Howell, Marisa Pintado, Sally Rippin, Sue deGennaro, Aimee Said and bloggers Megan Burke and Bec Kavanagah. A great line-up and it promises to be a fun time. See you there!


  • August10th

    Just to let you all know, next week I’m part of the Voices on the Range festival at Fairholme College, Toowoomba. A great line up of authors, too, and I’m looking forward to catching up with them. If you’re in the neighbourhood on August 17th, pop in and say hello!


  • May23rd

    It’s been a time and half, really, over the last week or so. First was the Sydney Writers’ Festival with all of its well-earned hooplah.  I met Garth Nix, Morris Gleitzman, Belinda Jeffrey, Judith Ridge, Bernard Beckett, Sean Williams, Deb Abela, Jacquie Harvey and Richard Newsome, as well as visiting four schools and doing a handful of media interviews. This was all on top of my formal commitment to the festival, presenting at the official Secondary Schools’ days to audiences of hundreds of enthused, interested young people.

    Today I’m getting ready for the Woodend Literary Festival, where I’ll be appearing with Lili Wilkinson and David Metzenthen before heading out to schools tomorrow.

    In between these fun-filled events, I managed to get invited to a birthday dinner for my friend and esteemed colleague, Paul Collins. Naturally Meredith Costain was there, but joining us were Leigh Hobbs, Dmetri Kakmi and David Miller.

    Meeting other writers is one of the most unexpected and most rewarding parts of having the job I do.  Spending my time with like-minded people, talking about books, reading and writing is my idea of heaven. It reinforces what an individual pursuit writing is, as we all do it differently. Oh, of course we use the same basic tools, but the approaches are  varied and as idiosyncratic, just as people are.

    It also reminds me that I have the best job in the world.

  • May1st

    I’m appearing at the Sydney Writers’ Festival Schools Days on 17 and 18 May, along with Belinda Jeffrey, Bernard Beckett and Cassandra Clare. Come along – I’ll be glad to to meet you, sign books, or just have a chat after the presentation.