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Book Launch and Book Week

August is proving to be a busy month. I have my first Book Week appearance next Thursday at Parklands Primary School. I’m looking forward to presenting three sessions to the students: A closer look at Beyond Our Garden Gate– The story behind the story and using imagination in nature play, A workshop to assist students in turning their ideas into well crafted stories, and A workshop which will focus

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Local Writer’s Forum

As part of Library and Information week, the Albany Public library hosted its inaugural local writer’s forum. I was lucky enough to be invited along as a guest speaker. Being at the start of my writing journey, I focused on the networks and organisations I’ve found particularly helpful since deciding to pursue a career in writing for children. These included: The Society of Children’s Book

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Write on Fertile Ground

What are my sources of inspiration? I have endless sources of inspiration with three young children, a beautiful garden to nurture and enjoy, a great community of friends, and living in Albany – a coastal town with striking landscapes, abundant space and beauty. I keep the initial threads for my stories together in an ideas file. Anything from a turn of phrase, a person I pass in the street to a daydream in the

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