May was the start of the colder weather, but also the launch of Masher, my new mid-grade fiction!Published by Penguin Random House.I wrote the first draft of this novel when I was the 2019 Otago University Creative New Zealand College of Education Children’s Writer in Residence (phew what a mouthful!) It was in my last […]

Are you exhausted?

How are you all doing?Since the pandemic has taken over our lives, I have developed the ability to sit quietly for HOURS at a time doing absolutely nothing. This is amazing for me! I look back on my previously hectic life, travelling around the country, delivering workshops and rushing home to make giant panda and […]

Famous Last Words!

Famous last words in my last blog post. Shortly thereafter we went back into lockdown with Delta on the loose. Are we tired of it all? You betcha, but it’s our new reality and the sooner we adapt and change to manage the difficulties this global pandemic has thrown up, the better. KidsBooksNZ asked some […]

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