Tamar Valley Writers Festival 2016

Last weekend was the Tamar Valley Writers Festival - two days (well, for me - there were other events on other days too), of non-stop panels and book-signings and networking! Those of you who've been following my blog for a while now, may remember that around this time two years ago I attended the Festival of … Continue reading Tamar Valley Writers Festival 2016

#AWW2016 Review: Purple Threads by Jeanine Leane

   "I couldn't tell them I wanted to be white then. But if I was white I'd see myself everywhere. In the classroom, when I opened up a book or looked at a picture. In the crowded playground, laughing, skipping and jumping between elastics. Down the main street in town. Or on the movie screen. … Continue reading #AWW2016 Review: Purple Threads by Jeanine Leane

#AWW2016 Review – The World Beneath by Cate Kennedy

Late last year I attended the Tasmanian Readers and Writers Festival in Hobart, where I listened to Cate Kennedy and Kathryn Lomer in conversation, and discovered this book. The next day I also attended Cate's Masterclass, and I am so glad I did - what an amazing day - (you can read about it here). 🙂 … Continue reading #AWW2016 Review – The World Beneath by Cate Kennedy

Beloved Books: or, what to save in the event of a bushfire…

Earlier this year our house was threatened by bush fire. (A fire that, sadly,  is still raging; devastating some of Tasmania's most amazing forests). Now when I say 'threatened', the fire was 25-30 km away as the crow flies. It never got close enough for us to see any flames, but it was almost unbearably smokey for … Continue reading Beloved Books: or, what to save in the event of a bushfire…