ONCE UPON A SMALL RHINOCEROS (book review)

Once there was a small rhinoceros who lived with her family on the river bank. She wanted to see further than her home. So she decided to build a boat to sail away and see the world.

Todd’s Chickens

Looking for a new story to read? Here is the link to one I wrote a long time ago but is still as relevant today. If you wish to share it with your friends you are free to do so but please don’t change any of it and please make sure I am credited withContinue reading “Todd’s Chickens”

Book reviews for Magpies magazine

Happy New Year to you all! First day of the new year and I am privileged to have written a book review for a new children’s book that is set in Australian and it is one that warms the soul. Perhaps my one new years resolution should be to really try to write and getContinue reading “Book reviews for Magpies magazine”

Sorting out filing system leads to a fortunate surprise.

Today I decided to sort out my filing cabinet and throw out an enormous pile of not-needed documents pertaining to my writing from years ago. What I didn’t realise was what a surprising job it was going to be! I have rediscovered stories I had forgotten about (some not half bad); writing tips that IContinue reading “Sorting out filing system leads to a fortunate surprise.”

Kinder Visit

On Monday I had the pleasure of meeting some of the kinder children at Annie Galvin childcare centre in Bendigo. We talked a little about what it is like to be an author and then I read from my book The Puppet Show, with special guests the big bad wolf and one of the littleContinue reading “Kinder Visit”

Book Review: Fromelles Australia’s Bloodiest Day at War.

Book Review: Fromelles Australia’s Bloodiest Day at War, by Carole Wilkinson. (2011) $18.99, ISBN 978 1742 031767, The Drum, black dog books.   I have just had the privilege of reading another book by Carole Wilkinson who in my opinion is a master storyteller. In this incredibly moving book, fiction is added to fact asContinue reading “Book Review: Fromelles Australia’s Bloodiest Day at War.”

Book Review: Blood Brothers – Book Four in the Dragonkeeper

Blood Brothers – Book Four in the Dragonkeeper series, by Carole Wilkinson. (2012) $24.95 Hb, isbn 9781742031897, Black Dog Books.   Tao is a young novice monk living in the Buddhist temple at Yinmi in ancient China. He likes the day to day routine of his life at the monastery and is shocked when hisContinue reading “Book Review: Blood Brothers – Book Four in the Dragonkeeper”