Category Archives: Writing

Touring WA

Last month I had an extraordinary experience. Along with three illustrators, I visited remote schools in rural Western Australia to do presentations and workshops. It’s an experience that will live long in my memory. My companions on this trip were … Continue reading

Posted in Appearances, Writing | 8 Comments

Another Doctor Who post

Last month, a book called Doctor Who and Race was published. I’ve got an essay in it and I’m rather proud of it. The editor, Lindy Orthia, has created a website for the book. I decided that I needed a … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Writing | Leave a comment

Bicycles and swings

Today I fell off a bike and played on a swing. Let me tell you about it. This morning I dropped my car off for a service. As usual, I took my bike with me so that I could ride … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | 4 Comments

The reviews are in

Gamers’ Rebellion was released last month and is about to have its public launch this Saturday (see: “Gamers’ Rebellion launch”). And it’s been getting a fair few reviews. I was a little worried about the review situation. The first book … Continue reading

Posted in books, Gamers series, Writing | 1 Comment

Anthologies — the new, the old and the foreign

Today… a post about anthologies — those wonderful books that contain short stories by a multitude of different authors. They are perfect for dipping into when you don’t have much reading time; but they’re also great for cover-to-cover devouring. I … Continue reading

Posted in books, Gamers series, Writing | Leave a comment

Nykita writes!

My eldest daughter, Nykita, is in Grade 4 this year. Throughout her school life thus far, she has shown an aptitude for writing and art, as well as a love of reading (she devours books at an incredible rate). This … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Leave a comment

Writing about Doctor Who

Anyone who has even a passing acquaintance with me will know that I am a Doctor Who fan. And if you’ve ever visited my website, you will know that I love writing about the series. I’m rather excited about my … Continue reading

Posted in books, Doctor Who, Writing | Tagged | Leave a comment

New Readers

This month, I’ve had five new school readers published by Macmillan Education, including two retellings of Aboriginal stories, two original pieces of fiction and one non-fiction book. They are: The Rainbow Serpent Why Crow is Black Me and My Family … Continue reading

Posted in books, Writing | Leave a comment

George Ivanoff Speaks about “What if?”

In November last year I put up a short video called GEORGE IVANOFF SPEAKS about BOOKS. I also noted my intention to put up a few more short vids of myself talking about writing/reading related topics. Well, I finally found … Continue reading

Posted in Appearances, books, Life Death and Detention, Writing | Leave a comment

Hello 2013

I find it hard to believe that it’s 2013 already. Tempus is fugiting a little too quickly for my liking (excuse my Latin-butchering). But never mind, we must look to the future. I’ve already written about the past (well, 2012 … Continue reading

Posted in books, Gamers series, Writing | Leave a comment

The Next Big Thing

Okay… so there’s this chain blog post thing that’s doing the rounds at the moment. It’s called THE NEXT BIG THING. Basically, it’s ten questions that are an opportunity for writers to tell people about their next project —a completed … Continue reading

Posted in books, Gamers series, Writing | Leave a comment

Listen to SYN

If you live in Melbourne and are writing for young people, you should be listening to SYN 90.7FM. Why? Because SYN FM is a radio station run by young people under the age of 25. SYN stands for Student Youth … Continue reading

Posted in Appearances, Interviews, Writing | Tagged , | 2 Comments

K-3 Readers

I’ve just finished writing four school readers for a new K-3 Guided Reading Program to be published by Macmillan Education in Australia and New Zealand. There were three fiction titles (Hide and Seek, Grandpa Comes to Live With Us and … Continue reading

Posted in books, Writing | Leave a comment

Outside In

Here’s the rather wonderful cover of Outside In: 160 New Perspectives on 160 Classic Doctor Who Stories by 160 Writers. This is a book of essays edited by Robert Smith?, and I’m lucky enough to be included in its pages. The … Continue reading

Posted in books, Doctor Who, Writing | Leave a comment

L,D&D Launched

The new edition of Life, Death and Detention has been launched! Many thanks to all the people who showed up to help celebrate the release of my YA short story collection, Life, Death and Detention on 13 August. And a HUGE … Continue reading

Posted in books, Life Death and Detention, Writing | Leave a comment

Bayside Literary Festival

The 2012 Bayside Literary Festival starts next week. Should be a lot of fun. I’ll be doing a short reading at the opening and participating in three programme items… Bayside Open Readings, Friday 22 June, 7-9pm. Microfiction Workshop: Short and … Continue reading

Posted in Appearances, Writing | Leave a comment

More Doctor Who

Lots of Doctor Who stuff in my near future. Most excitingly, I’ve just had an article accepted for OUTSIDE IN: 160 New Perpsectives on 160 Classic Doctor Who Stories by 160 Writers. Edited by Robert Smith? (yes, that question mark … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Writing | Leave a comment

I love Doctor Who

If you happen to read my DVD/Blu-ray reviews blog, Viewing Clutter, you’ll probably notice that I’m a Doctor Who fan. I review lots of Doctor Who discs, and I’m currently running a DVD giveaway for copies of the recent Doctor … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor Who, Writing | Tagged | Leave a comment