Category: Reading

My November Notebook

For lots of authors November is National Novel Writing Month #NaNoWriMo where they aim to write 1,667 words a day to achieve 50,000 words for the month. Not for me. I run away very fast… Continue reading

October Roundup: From Russ the Bus to Pokemon Go

I love all the wonderful chatter-filled , meander-down-the-blog-garden-path monthly round-up posts that I read, but *sigh* mine always sound like someone is writing a report. And maybe because, in a way, that’s… Continue reading

Looking back, looking forward

I love reading the newsy round up posts of other authors and illustrators – like this one from Debra Tidball or this one from Tania McCartney. I thought I’d have a go… Continue reading

One More Page and Me

I’ve been avoiding podcasts for a while now. Closing my ears and pretending they don’t exist. The Love of my Life is a big fan but even that didn’t convince me. Until… Continue reading

Sandy reviews: Ida, Always

I love reviewing books. I know lots of authors don’t feel the same and some even feel it’s not appropriate. You can find more about what I think here. I read lots of… Continue reading

Read Like a Writer, Write Like a Reader?

One of the things I love about social media is it makes my brain buzz. Read like a Reader, Read Like a Writer About a week ago I wandered into a conversation going on in… Continue reading

Pearls of Wisdom

One of the things I love about children’s books is they often contain perfectly formed pearls of wisdom. You can take them out of context and they don’t tarnish. You can take… Continue reading

The Week That Was #3

It was a solid week. Mostly filled with editing. One more week should do it and then Blue Boy, Red Day will be ready leave home. Manuscripts are like children. It’s a wrangle… Continue reading

My 15 Favourite #LoveOzKidLit and #LoveOzYA Reads of 2016

It’s the last day of the year and what better way to mark it than with a list. Specifically, a list of My Favourite 15 Australian Kids and YA Books for 2016. Drum… Continue reading

How to Lend a Book

Ideally, with enthusiasm and the wild abandon of book-love sharing. It used to be like that for me, until the Catch-22 incident of 1980. As you can tell, I’ve never fully recovered…. Continue reading