I love going to writers festivals and doing school visits. I get to meet so many amazing people and there are always moments that rest gently in my heart, reminding me why I'm lucky to be doing what I'm doing. Last weekend was no exception. I was doing a Magnificent Mistakes workshop for primary school … Continue reading The little girl who wouldn’t speak.
I've been wanting to share this awesome news for a while and now I can! In a fantastic acknowledgement of the growing importance of children's emotional and mental health, The ABIA awarding winning It's OK to Feel the Way You Do is now part of popular children's educational website Story Box Library. "Story Box Library … Continue reading Big News! My books are on Story Box Library!
I celebrated the launch of my latest kid's book head down in the veggie garden, vomiting my guts up and I promise it wasn’t because of too many cupcakes and fairy bread. It was anxiety. Not the amazing butterflies in the tummy nerves you get before you step on stage and present to 100 or … Continue reading How launching a book during a pandemic made me sick
A few years ago, I decided to ditch my award winning radio advertising job, and start taking the message of my children's book, 'Being You is Enough’ to primary school kids across Western Australia. So instead of boardroom niceties, I’ve now get called fat, told I'm old and a liar and I get farted at … Continue reading From the boardroom to the playground, The unconventional life of a children’s author on tour.
Life has a way of sneaking up on you. I'd always wanted my #writerslife to be full and overflowing with opportunities to meet new people, to visit new places, share my books and talk to kids and adults about what matters in life. And make money while doing it. So while I was busy over … Continue reading Schools, Prisons, Podcasts, Interviews, Guest judging, Guest Speaker and Wildflowers… It’s all part of a #writerslife
Ever wondered what a book on resilience looks like, when it's written by someone who has no background in education, no psychology degree, or by someone who doesn't even have kids? Well Magnificent Mistakes and Fantastic Failures; Finding the good when things go bad is a refreshingly different book on resilience that I hope will inspire … Continue reading Cover reveal for new kid’s book on resilience
It's not often I'm lost for words. I mean I use them for a living. I do talks and workshops, I write books, articles and try and do facebook posts without any typos - I can't afford to be lost for words! However for the first time in my life I found myself looking like … Continue reading What happens when you meet your idol.
Festival director of the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival has invited me to run a Find Your Creative Mojo workshop with Andy Macleod at this years festival. The Margs festival has been an old favourite of mine and Andy and I had such a great response when we ran the Find Your Creative Mojo … Continue reading Mojo Workshop part of the Biggest Writers Festival Outside of Perth
“I’m LOVING YOUR BOOK. I bought it just because I know how awesome you are but OMG I’ve definitely done myself a favour. I love how you write." – Joelene Lavrick from Life Lessons Australia:Emotional Fitness & Mind Management "Really appreciated complete lack of pretension, and the absence of patronising language. Overall the book really … Continue reading Praise for Find Your Creative Mojo
Is the life of an author like what you see on the movies and read about in celebrity magazines? What really goes on behind the scenes of a book tour and how much does a small (aspiring to be big) time author really make? I’m going to take you behind the scenes of my recent … Continue reading What really happens on a book tour.