30 September

Book Signing

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Many thanks to lovely Petra, Alexandra and all the other staff at Dymocks Chatswood for recently hosting my book-signing!

23 April

21st Century Recognition

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Booklist Online, the review website of the American Library Association, has named ‘How to Catch a Bogle’ as one of the 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the 21st century! The full list can be found at the Booklist website.

8 July

In Conversation with Richard Fidler

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              On Wednesday 5 July I had a wonderful talk with Richard Fidler on the ABC Radio program Conversations about Thomas Guthrie Carr and my new book. It was so exciting and enjoyable, and everyone at the ABC was INCREDIBLY nice. To stream or download our chat, visit the Conversations website.

14 April

School Visit

Earlier this month I was invited to speak to the students of All Saints’ College, Bathurst, for a couple of days. Thanks to all the lovely people there who made me feel so welcome! I really enjoyed myself.

20 August

Radio National Interview

Michael Cathcart recently interviewed me on Radio National’s Books and Arts Daily program, along with the winner of the Older Readers Book of the Year, Fiona Wood. You can listen to the interview at the Books and Arts Daily website.

18 June

Honourable Mention

‘A Very Unusual Pursuit’ has received an honourable mention from the judges of the Norma K Hemming Award, who described the book as ‘a witty novel set in Dickens’s London with science under siege from mysterious events. Catherine Jinks draws the characters vividly and completely credibly, and she makes a palpable 19th century London. A […]

22 May

NSW Writers’ Centre Kids & YA Festival‏

On the 28th of June I’ll be appearing at the NSW Writers Centre’s Kids and YA Festival in Sydney. My panel is at 3 pm, when I’ll be discussing the challenges of pitching a series with Wendy Orr, among others! If you’re interested in attending, the festival program can be downloaded and tickets can be […]

15 May

Blue Fringe Arts

Last night (14 May) I attended the 2014 Blue Fringe Arts Short Story and Poetry Awards, as the judge of the short story competition. Blue Fringe Arts celebrates the creativity of people living with or having experienced mental illness, and is run by a committee of organisations based in the Blue Mountains and Lithgow regions […]

26 January

Perth Writer’s Festival

I’m off to Perth in February, to speak at the writer’s festival – and I’m very excited because I’ve never been to Perth before! My sessions are as follows: Thursday 20th February – You’ll be able to catch me on ‘Schools Day’ at 10 am and 12:30 pm. Saturday 22nd February – I’ll be taking […]

14 January

Adelaide Writers’ Week

I’ll be appearing at Adelaide Writers’ Week this year, on Sunday March 2nd, at 1:15 pm in The Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, King William Street. Elizabeth Knox and I will be discussing ‘imaginary worlds’. Hope to see you there!