Flying into the Melbourne Festive Season with elephants & books!

Flying into the Melbourne Festive Season with elephants & books!

Elephants Have Wings flying elephant image 001Landing in Melbourne, I zoomed into launching the scary, creepy, cult driven  ‘The Beckoning’ published by no-less a press than DAMNATION Press  and the science fiction last book of the Paul Collins’ Maximus Black series.

Packed with authors & illustrators and good cheer.

There such a beautiful speech by her son in law Dave and the video clip by her beautiful daughter Kim. And so much great food at the RACV too.

Got to hang out with the cool kids at the local pool den in Clifton Hills with the Ford Street Publishing team – special hi to Gemma!!!!!

Also got to see Anna Pignataro’s original artwork for our new picture book to be published by Ford Street

– Elephants Have Wings

We had an editorial meeting with Paul Collins and Meredith Costain and …. it’s sooooo beautiful. Anna Pignataro’s art is amazing! The STAR of course is the huge white strong elephants with wings~~~~~~~ sneak preview


I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.


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