9 June

Thumbs Up for Theophilis Grey!

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Many thanks to Kate de Goldi for her lovely review of my two ‘Theophilus Grey’ books on Radio New Zealand last month. To listen to the program, visit the RNZ website. The reviews start at the 3:50 mark.

14 April

Apology to My Fans

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I’ve just realised that for the last four months or thereabouts, my replies to website questions have not been posted, even though I’ve been writing them. The way I USED to post messages on Disqus isn’t working any more, but since I’m lax about checking the actual website, I only just noticed. My heartfelt apologies […]

8 April

Honourable Mention – Norma K Hemming Award‏

Theophilus Grey and the Demon Thief has been awarded an Honourable Mention for the Norma K. Hemming Award. The judges described it as a ‘witty book’ with ‘exceptionally well drawn characters’ that ‘brilliantly evokes the underclass and social politics of London’. The winner, shortlist and more information can be found at the Norma K Hemming Award […]

25 February

Another Shortlisting!

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‘Theophilus Grey and the Demon Thief’ has been shortlisted for the 2016 Norma K. Hemming Award, which recognises excellence in the exploration of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in speculative fiction. The winner will be announced on the 27th of March. Congratulations to all the other nominees! For a full list of the nominees, […]

24 February

Foray Into Screenwriting‏

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            For the last eight months or so, on and off, I’ve been writing a screenplay adaptation of ‘How to catch a Bogle’ (‘A Very Unusual Pursuit’, in Australia) with director Darren Ashton and producers Jodie Matterson and Kate Keegan.  The first draft of this screenplay, which was written under […]

28 June

Voices on the Coast

I’ll be appearing at the Voices on the Coast Literature Festival on the 16th and 17th of July, at Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim, on the Sunshine Coast. For full details, visit the Voices on the Coast website. Hope to see you there!

28 May

One of the Best!

The Booklist Reader, published by the American Library Association, has listed ‘Evil Genius’ as one of its ’100 Best Children’s and YA Mysteries of the Past 10 Years’. Yay! For the complete list, visit The Booklist Reader website.

19 April

Children’s Book Council Notable Book

‘A Very Singular Guild’ has been named as a ‘Notable Book’ in the Younger Readers category of the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Awards for 2015. It’s unusual to have a sequel distinguished in this way, so I’m very chuffed. Here is the full list of Younger Reader Notable Books, as […]

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 February

More Audio Accolades!

The audiobook of ‘How to Catch a Bogle’, narrated by Mandy Williams, has been shortlisted for an Audie Award by the Audio Publisher’s Association (APA) in the United States. ‘How to Catch a Bogle’ is a finalist in the ‘Children’s Titles for Ages 8-12′ category. The winners will be announced on May the 28th. The […]