27 May 2017

Excellence in Children’s Books

In March, Canberra and region members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – SCWBI (affectionately known as Squibby) – got together for a wonderful evening, featuring talks by National Library of Australia publisher S...

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October 31, 2019

Did you ever wonder where Hallowe’en came from, or why we have a celebration about ghosts and ghouls?

A long time ago, I used to write freelance articles and short stories for a children's magazine series that has since faded from view. They were actual, physical magazines, and, for whatever reason, they went the way of so many physical, actual, hold-in-your hands magazines. Sad, because it was a great source of story and info...