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I share tips and thoughts on  copywriting, communications and campaigns worth learning from, community and how we connect, and my book and travel love. From time to time I raise my head from the trenches of motherhood to write about that too. 

National Simultaneous Story Time

National Simultaneous Story Time

Sloth selfies and storytime          We were the fittest bunch of storytime readers at Rosebud library that you ever did see! Thanks to all who joined us for Australian Library and Information Association National Simultaneous Story Time at Mornington Peninsula...

Cover Girl moment

Cover Girl moment

Senior Mag cover girl - better late then never!  I am currently contemplating my new career as a cover girl at 53! Thanks, Go55s for the lovely chat … I loved reflecting on the picture book writing journey so far. And much thanks to the wonderful Sarah Halfpenny for...

The stories we shared at Sorrento Writers Festival

The stories we shared at Sorrento Writers Festival

A swell time at Sorrento Writers Festival When book worlds comes to your patch of the coastline. A whole lot of fun is had. So many incredible authors unpacking country crime, kids books, memoir and writing journey’s, hijacked histories, short stories, poetry, writing...

Writer in the Window during Drift Festival

Writer in the Window during Drift Festival

Between the lines - writing from a bookstore window          "Hey! Come sit with me and share your story, I’ll whip it up into a microfiction tale. I’m the WRITER IN THE WINDOW at Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery during Drift Arts Festival There are so many super...

Teen Zine making workshop

Teen Zine making workshop

The Zine people have spoken! I'm bringing back my popular Zine workshops for teens Come write and design your own zine with me.  Thanks to Mornington Peninsula Shire for their Creative Economy Grant support, I'm hosting a free zine-making workshop for Mornington...

I’m an Author Penpal

I’m an Author Penpal

Grade 5 Little Me is beside herself! Letters in the post form a real live author. The funny thing is that the author is me! I am super excited to be a part of the new Author Pen Pal program initiated by authors Kate Foster and Dee White. That means I'll be sharing...

There’s words in them thar hills of Mansfield

There’s words in them thar hills of Mansfield

Mansfield Readers and Writers Festival  The magic of the first ever Mansfield Readers & Writers was … well, I’m lost for words. Odd for a writer! But this inaugural celebration of stories in the high country was a literary event to savour. So many incredible...

Writing life and helpful advice

Writing life and helpful advice

How I make it work for me (and my community)  "How do you do it all?' is a question I am often asked about my copywriting, author and community life.    Well, I love being helpful and over the last year or so I have shared a few chats and insights into creating my...

Legacy writing tips and workshops

Legacy writing tips and workshops

Stories we share, legacies we leave One of the most rewarding offerings of my consulting work is the Legacy and Milestone writing workshops I present through libraries, community centres, community associations and historical organisations.   I help folks plan...

Novel writing time at Writers in Residency

Novel writing time at Writers in Residency

2022 is the year to finish my novel  Which is a good thing. Because I've been given two weeks of focussed, uninterrupted writing time! I'm thrilled to have been awarded the Mornington Peninsula Shire Mornington Peninsula Arts & Culture 2022/23 Artist in Residence...

What’s with the creaky joints?

What’s with the creaky joints?

 What's with the creaky joints?  I'm not always thrilled to be one of the 6.8 million Australians to have a musculoskeletal condition. But I have learnt to adjust my life like so many to accommodate the burdens of muscle, bone and joint health conditions. Otherwise...

Book release day

Book release day

It's book release day Hurrah! Huzzah! My debut children's picture book JETTY JUMPING has just launched into the world. It’s due to start bobbing about on bookshelves in stores across the land from today. Here’s to spying it in young readers hands and families reliving...

Hal Porter Short Story winner

Hal Porter Short Story winner

Hal Porter Short Story Competition winner   I am really very honoured to have been announced as the winner of the coveted Hal Porter Short Story Competition. To be awarded this recognition, which has been running for 28 years, is something that truly humbles me....

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