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Blu-ray Review – Doctor Who, The Collection: Season 12 box set, Part 4: The Sontaran Experiment

Tom Baker’s first season as the Doctor in Doctor Who has been released as a Blu-ray box set. Season 12 comprises 5 stories made up of 20 episodes. Rather than trying to review the whole thing all at once, I’m … Continue reading

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Authors on a bus!

A bunch of authors and illustrators touring around Melbourne and Sydney on a mini-bus with a publicist… what could possibly go wrong? Well… aside from being mobbed by an entire school’s worth of kids desperate for the bag of lollies … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review – Doctor Who, The Collection: Season 12 box set, Part 3: The Ark in Space

Tom Baker’s first season as the Doctor in Doctor Who has been released as a Blu-ray box set. Season 12 comprises 5 stories made up of 20 episodes. Rather than trying to review the whole thing all at once, I’m … Continue reading

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Kids and DOCTOR WHO and 13

The BBC have released an utterly gorgeous video with school kids getting a preview of DOCTOR WHO Series 11 and a surprise visit from the 13th Doctor herself, Jodie Whittaker (see bottom of post) Just look at the excitement on … Continue reading

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OTHER WORLDS reviews

Getting a good review is pretty great. But getting a good review in which your writing is compared to someone/something you are a fan of… well… that’s just AWESOME! In her Magpies magazine review of Game World, Beth Dolan wrote: … Continue reading

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Shank Night in Grindelwald

Whilst attending a writers festival in an odd faux Swiss village in Tasmania, named Grindelwald, some of my fellow-writers and I decided that it would make a great setting for a murder mystery novel. One by one, authors are murdered … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review – Doctor Who, The Collection: Season 12, Part 2: Robot

Tom Baker’s first season as the Doctor in Doctor Who has been released as a Blu-ray box set. Season 12 comprises 5 stories made up of 20 episodes. Rather than trying to review the whole thing all at once, I’m … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review – Doctor Who, The Collection: Season 12, Part 1: Overview

This box set is a thing of beauty! But there is SO MUCH in it (20 episodes plus HEAPS of extras) that it will take me some time to watch and review it all. Rather than wait, I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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OTHER WORLDS series trailer

After individual trailers for Perfect World and Beast World, we now have a trailer for the OTHER WORLDS series as a whole.  :-) Tweet

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Publication Day

Game World and Dark World (books 3 and 4 of OTHER WORLDS) hit the shelves today. Yay! I’m celebrating with some flourless orange cake. But… um… I was most of the way through my slice before I realised that I … Continue reading

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DVD Review & Giveaway – Doctor Who: Shada

The legendary, abandoned Doctor Who story penned by Douglas Adams, “Shada”, finally sees the light of day (yet again), this time with the missing bits recreated with animation. But is all this time and effort actually worth it? My opinions … Continue reading

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2018 REAL awards

OMG! OMG! OMG! A You Choose book has made it on to the REAL awards shortlist for the fourth year in a row. How cool is that? And what an amazing honour! The REAL (Reading & Enjoying Australian Literature) awards … Continue reading

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DVD Review – Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time

The 2017 Doctor Who Christmas Special, “Twice Upon a Time”, in which Capaldi hands on the baton to Jodie Whitaker, can be summed up with the thirteenth Doctor’s first words – “Aw, brilliant!” Following on directly from the Series 10 … Continue reading

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Bookshop Workshop

Today I ran a two-hour intensive writing workshop for kids aged seven and up, at Eltham Bookshop. It was all about structure and planning. Several of the participants were interested in using the group planning activities as a basis for … Continue reading

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Speccy-tacular AFL Stories

Happy Publication Day to this awesome footy anthology. I’m pleased to have a story (about football on another planet) in this book, along with those written by Michael Wagner, Tony Wilson, Nicole Hayes, Adrian Beck, Michael Panckridge, Sherryl Clark, Patrick … Continue reading

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Beast World book trailer

The BEAST WORLD trailer has been released. So exciting! Tweet

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Perfect World book trailer

LOOK! Perfect World has a trailer… Tweet

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The Doorway Opens

Today, the doorway opens on OTHER WORLDS with the publication of books one and two – Perfect World and Beast World. This new series of sci-fi/fantasy/adventure books, aimed at kids aged 8 and up, is officially launched today! I celebrated … Continue reading

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Fly! Be free!

Today the latest two YOU CHOOSE FLIP ME books have been released into the wild. Creepy Crawly Chaos / City of Robots and Extreme Machine Challenge / In the Realm of Dragons Tweet

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Merry Christmas

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