My Latest Balancing Act

Ted's excited, he just holds his emotions in too much.

So this has been pretty much my working life for the past year … Not that I’ve been balancing on crocodiles, but I have been working on getting the balance right for my new book, Ted Goes Wild (illustrated by Tom Jellett). Like most things in life, a well told story is a delicate balancing […]

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October 8, 2011

Making Sense of Tense

Here’s an article about ‘tense’ that I wrote for the Melbourne Age newspaper in 2008. Happy reading … Making Sense of Tense If you’re reading a story at the moment – and I really hope you are – it’s probably written in the past tense. Most stories are for very good reasons. However, experimenting with […]

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March 29, 2009

Four books that have changed my life

This is an article I wrote for Sydney’s Sun-Herald in late 2008. A Fraction of the Whole by Steve ToltzIt’s embarrasing to admit this as an author, but until I’d read this book, there was no way I’d trouble myself with a 700 page novel. I love reading, but there are limits to how much […]

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March 29, 2009