Jetty Jumping makes the Notables

Jetty Jumping makes the Notables

I invented a new word …. ‘Shoy’ is a term to describe the state of shock and joy a debut author feels when their book is announced as a 2022 Notable Early Childhood Book in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Children’s Book of the Year Awards. Sure,...
The secrets of a good story and author chats online

The secrets of a good story and author chats online

Book Chats are my jam   Because I’m fascinated with the world of writers and the process of writing, I love to interview authors who are just as enamored with that world. I chat with authors visiting Antipodes Bookstore for Words After Dark ‘in conversation’ events,...
Write, read, sign books, repeat

Write, read, sign books, repeat

Write, read, sign books, repeat   Well, hey there Summer, you sure did sizzle with oodles of author readings and signings. I’m now falling into Autumn with another reprint of Jetty Jumping hitting bookstores. Here’s  a glimpse of some of the fun...
I spy book shelfies

I spy book shelfies

Sightings of my book in the wild   There’s something awfully thrilling about being sent ‘shelfies’ of your book across the land. I’m having such fun playing Spotto with Jetty Jumping. It’s quite the competitive sport! From the editor of Crinkling News...
World Book Day reading

World Book Day reading

This is my kindergarten book reading grin I adored reading to the Tootgarook PreSchool kids.   What a way to mark WORLD BOOK DAY this week.   After I’d finished sharing Jetty Jumping, a gorgeous boy in the front row who’d followed every word with wide, wondrous eyes,...
Book launch joy

Book launch joy

Book launch joy The pandemic and recent 3rd Victorian Lockdown took a load of moments from us, but not the joy of reading. And today, not the joy of gathering to welcome a book into the world. A Lockdown Liberty Book Launch has a mighty fine ring to it and in two...

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