THREE DEEP BREATHS, STILL ALIVE AND… YAPPING ON A BIT

Yes, I’ve been away from the website for a little while. School holidays, then not-school-holidays, and family stuff, and the whole relief teaching gig, and you know, one day I find ten years have got behind me, no-one told me when to run, I missed the starting I seem to have become distracted……

One thing I have done, is to be interviewed by the talented Karen Lowry. Karen, a super Perth poet, has just finished writing her first novel, and we chat about world building, verisimilitude, writing habits, and just whether a sense of community is all it’s cracked up to be.

You can read the whole thing here.

DAY FOUR: ONE DOWN…… A DIFFERENT ONE DOWN……

It was a day of achievement today: after kissing Luscious goodbye (there are advantages to undertaking a residency within driving distance of home- a visit from your wonderful wife is one of them), I embarked upon my first engagement of the fortnight– a forty-five minute interview by the participants of the KSP Press Club, led by my old pal and fellow author Melinda Tognini.

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IN WHICH I TALK IN REAL LIFE WITH ACTUAL PERSONS

You might remember: a little while I mentioned being interviewed for writingWA’s Cover to Cover program. 


Well, the interview has gone live! 


So if you have a spare thirty minutes, and want to hear me talk about writing Magrit, the fearlessness of children, my processes, and how absurd my children are, now you can watch it all in spectacular Life-o-Vision ™!

MAGRIT GETS SOME BRAG

How’s this for pretty? It’s a brag sheet developed by Walker Books to remind you all that all the cool kids in town like Magrit and you should definitely get yourself a copy so everyone will think you’re cool, too.

I mean, really, you really should.

In other news, I’ve been interviewed by the delightful Meri Fatin for writingWA’s online program Cover to Cover. It’ll be available on their YouTube channel from the 20th April, and here’s me looking all grown up and respectable while I pimp it:

Here’s the official poster:

Tune in from the 20th for half an hour of me talking all things Magrit, children’s writing, and how difficult it is getting through an entire novel without dropping an F-bomb…