Could my next story include saving a TIGER? Well I ate that one - delicious - and wrote a story about saving a cat instead! For @kookiemagazine - best tween magazine for cool girls who do save cats and tigers! Ha! #authorlife #tiger #cats #kidsbooks #cakes ... See MoreSee Less
Creatives change the world. Here’s true garbage - oops dressing up as garbage to spread the word of recycling and SAVE OUR PLANET! Check out her bag -recycled Birthday Cards! You never get too old to make a difference for good. It's part of the Australian curriculum too.
The amazing Kari young indigenous dancers and singers raised the roof as part of the celebrations for Oz Day. It's fun meeting other Australia Day Ambassadors at the. Caught up with Ambassador author Catherine DeVrye-Best-selling Author & Speaker and sports commentator for ABC and Channel 10, Ambassador Gordon Bray. Also got to hang out with Wendy Rapee MD for Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA). Huge news is that Australia Post is a sponsor and the stamps this year are Children's Writers/illustrators!!!!!!
It's time to celebrate the beautiful, vivacious, amazing Cook Princess Penelope -Penny Cook - actor, warrior for theatre, who has been on our screens and theatres for decades. Her smile captured you,even when 'Fatso' the wombat from iconic tv series "Country Practice' bit her - sorry Jackie French - wombats may be cute and cuddly, but they bite.
The loss is huge to the arts, friends and her beloved husband and daughter as she died on Christmas day at only 61.
Her last wishes were to laugh and 'suck the marrow from each day' - and she asked that donations be made to her beloved Monkey Baa rather than flowers - as young people need ideas and theatre to be all they can be.
As a patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, the privilege of knowing Penny who was the chair of the board and so much more, has been deeply special.
You can donate and remember the incredible Penny Cook! Please share.
Also so excited about the new writing adventures ahead with you. Everyone needs to watch this space and see what's ahead on the waters of the Central Coast from Sydney. Hint - Angophora House Education Hub
Writing is a bond that stretches the globe. Who knocked on my door but Dolf De Vries - the George Clooney of Holland who has played the esteemed doctor in a Dutch TV series forever. He’s a travel writer too and couldn't go past without a catch up. Who knows when I will see him again? ... See MoreSee Less
Cmon Susanne, who did you pinch on the bum ?
Bacon or Hanks ?
I remember the day well
The Excitement of ii all. I naively thought I people and leaders of the world see what a beautiful and fragile environment we live in
they would take better care of it and will know no more war .......
KOOKIE MAGAZINE is the best tween girls’ magazine empowering girls - saving the planet, hanging out with their BFFs, ‘Where Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ - I’m on team KOOKIE as 10 year old writer in this edition with a short story - ‘Saving Velvet’ - it’s a must-read magazine.
My gorgeous niece couldn't stop reading it - and even sharing it with her brothers. A tween girl magazine- not sprouting make-up and body image - but friendship, creativity and saving their world. I LOVE it.
Before any landscaping team launches into a new project, they need a sound and detailed brief from someone with a clear vision of how they wish their garden to grow. Coordinating a SCBWI conference is no different. It requires foresight, planning, creative vision and above all, an united team effort
So proud that both Deb and I are Writer Ambassadors for Room to Read, a charity that has brought education to more than 12 million children in the developing world together with affirmative action for girls' education.
'The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?' David Attenborough
After my journey to India I was inspired by how elephants are at the heart of many faiths and the journey towards peace. So I wrote 'Elephants Have Wings' Beaglier Books illustrated by the extraordinary Anna Pignataro.
The glamorous scbwi committee at the final Sydney event of the year. It’s so cool being on cleaning duties after book launches & a talk by the brilliant girls of One More Page Podcast. THANKYOU for your talent, friendship and contribution to kids’ books. Do I love you? YES! Have the best Christmas & New Year, 💕🌹🌟👼😝👄🎅🏽🧚🏻♀️🌈
Home from hospital - celebrations! But just turned on CNN International - images of the Yemen war - so lucky we have peace and excellence in medical treatment here. Imagine if there was peace for the new year. ... See MoreSee Less
Hope you have a speedy recovery Susanne. Thanks again for organising such a lovely day last Sunday and for being such a brilliant role model to us newcomers to the book world by always showing such support and encouragement to everyone. Max x
Glad you are home darling girl - please let me know what I can do <3
Great to hear, Susanne. Much love.
Speedy recovery xx
Sending you loads of love Susanne xxxx
Take care and heal well. We will all dream and hope together because that is where reality begins xxxxx🌸💐❤️
Rest and recover xx
Much love to you Susanne and Season's Greetings.
Sending good wishes for a quick recovery! Gotta love the medical care in this country 🙏
Stay grateful AND hopeful. X
Sending healing vibes and wishing a speedy recovery xx
Hope it went well and you are on the mend! Lots of love xx
Glad you're home and hoping you're feeling better.
Susanne, so glad you are home from hospital. Rest, rest and rest and have a love filled Christmas
Glad to see my zip-rider buddy on the mend!!
Glad you are home and recuperating.
Forgive my cynicism Peace for the New Years is wishful thinking 🤔 hope you’ll be well soon 🙏😘
Very happy to hear you’re home. Speedy recovery x
Hope all went well, Susanne
Glad you are home and hope all is well
Sending lots of healing love xx
Susie Susie Susie what can I say - didn’t even know you were unwell - just take lots of lovely drugs and loll about waiting for Santa - hope he brings lots of books xx
What hospital??? ☹️😷🚑💖
Glad you're home, safe and chirpy, Susanne. Hope you're not in too much pain. 💖 Heal well.
Big hugs and of love 💖
Sending you love. Please let me know if you need anything! Will pop up next week x
Glad you’re home. I hope you are resting. Charlotte and I are back in Westmead after a second unexpected surgery. Fingers crossed we’re home sometime next week. Take care dear friend.