LIVEWIRE ~ Starlight Charity ~Supporting Kids & Families living with Serious Illness

LIVEWIRE ~ Starlight Charity ~Supporting Kids & Families living with Serious Illness


Loved speaking to the LIVEWIRE parents of kids who are facing prolonged hospitalisation, and fighting illness. There were lots of parents online.  It was a special experience.

Loved sharing my book ‘Butterflies’ with them. is an initiative of the Starlight Children’s Foundation and is supported by major partners including Optus.  It was established with funding from the Australian Government under the Clever Networks Program.
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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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