Category: Awesome

Live and Local, SWF and Kate DiCamillo

It was a writerly weekend. On Saturday, the Sydney Writers Festival was literally streaming into the Gong Town Hall. The program included live-streamed sessions from the Big Show in Sydney and local events… Continue reading

Meet My Latest Writing Distraction, Hedghog

This is Yona. Some people say he’s a Burmese Cat but I think he’s a Writing Distraction Cat. When I’m trying to write he likes to walk across my laptop keyboard. All… Continue reading

The books of the future could be made of elephant dung

The books of the future could be made of elephant dung. Truly. It’s an option. You can already buy paper made from the fibres in the dung of herbivores on-line. Like here… Continue reading

99 No More #LoveOzKidLit

99 Authors and Illustrators on Twitter is last week’s news. Now there are 114 (and one correction for Adam Wallace – some other Adam Wallace out there in Twitterville may have been… Continue reading

Week 2 #STUBC16: Commenting & The Time I Taught Someone…

It’s Week 2 of the Student Blogging Challenge (#STUBC16)  and this week the focus is on commenting with activities based on commenting on other blogs and determining what a good comment looks like. Easier said… Continue reading

Student Blogging Challenge – I Am

I’ve signed up to the 2016 Student Blogging Challenge as a mentor to 30 students, mostly from the USA, plus one each from Australia, England and Puerto Rico.  The post topic for this… Continue reading

Blog Posts Worth Posting About: Children’s Books Daily

One of my favourite blogs is Megan Daley’s Children’s Books Daily. Megan must be one of the most dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic librarians in the whole world. Inspiring too. I never miss… Continue reading

5 ANZ Books That Should be Made into Movies

To celebrate Al Tait’s mega exciting news that The Mapmaker Chronicles has been optioned for film, here’s my list of a further five books that would make excellent movies.      … Continue reading

2015 Kids Literary Lunch

This is one of my most favourite events on my bookish calendar. The annual Illawarra and South Coast CBCA Children’s Literary Lunch is so popular among local schools there’s a waiting list… Continue reading

Ask Charles why I write

When I read this, I sat there for a while. And then I said, softly to myself, “Oh”. In future, whenever I am asked why I write, I am going to quote… Continue reading