Thursday, March 20, 2008

Singing for Rustyfish

Lily's mum used to go to school with a  boy who had rust coloured hair and smelly socks. His name was Russ Fisher. Everyone just called him Rustyfish.

These days, he's known as Prime Minister Russell Fisher and he's coming to Lily's school!

Look out for my latest story  'Singing for Rustyfish' in the April issue of Countdown (The School Magazine).

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Oh that's right

Every now and then I like to stop and get my bearings- where am I again?

It works best when there is a full moon. I look at it and remember- oh that's right, I'm on a small green planet in the middle of the universe, most of which we know nothing about.

I'm a speck on a spinning speck among millions of others in the middle of a mystery.

Perspective. Sometimes it helps. 

Thursday, January 31, 2008


Welcome to my new blog.  This is the place to be if:

a.  you want to know more about me or my stories

b.  you'd like me to visit your school for an author talk or workshop

c.  you like the beautiful covers you see to the right and want to find out more about the clever illustrators who created them


d. you are lost in cyberspace and you need a colourful spot to catch your cyberbreath.

Over the next few weeks I will be writing more about who I am, what I have done in the past, what I do now, and best of all, what I will be doing in the future.

I hope you'll visit often.