Category Archives: Working mother

Children’s Book Festival 2013

As a writer, I experience vicarious joy in the celebration of other writers. And celebrations don’t come more joyful than at the Children’s Book Festival, held annually in Melbourne by The Wheeler Centre in partnership with the State Library of … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie on travel

I picked up a copy of Agatha Christie – An Autobiography in preparation for a panel I’m chairing at the Melbourne Museum next month. I’d intended to skim it, concentrating on the parts that are relevant to the panel discussion. … Continue reading

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Childish things and death

Last week I attended the funeral of a dear friend’s father, which meant attending mass at the Catholic church in the parish where I grew up. For the better part of 18 years, I spent every Sunday morning and often other … Continue reading

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On being a writer and mother

‘I felt guilty but I still put my art and my life in front of my family.’ So says artist John Wolseley of his decision to leave England and his two small sons to move to Australia to paint (GoodWeekend, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Children’s Books

Kudos to the Wheeler Centre for Books Writing and Ideas for today’s Children’s Book Festival. I heard a number of speakers describe it as Melbourne’s ‘first’ Children’s Book Festival, and I’m hoping this means it will become a regular fixture … Continue reading

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Author talk in Phnom Penh

It’s been a while between posts. I put it down to consultancy work that took me to six different countries in the last six weeks of 2008 and the first two weeks in 2009, followed by a holiday (punctuated with … Continue reading

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Another milestone

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – (Drum roll) I finished the third draft of my second novel last Sunday. Loyal readers of this blog (Hi Mum!) who recall my post when I finished my first draft will be wondering what happened to … Continue reading

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I love books

My two-and-a-half year old and I recently had a conversation that went as follows: ME: You know, Mummy loves Tasha and Mummy loves Daddy. And Daddy loves Tasha and Daddy loves Mummy. What does Tasha love? TASHA: Tasha loves books. Not … Continue reading

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Crime and Justice Festival Program

The Crime and Justice festival program was released yesterday and to my surprise, I am appearing on three panels. All sessions are in a space called ‘The Refectory’ (which sounds ecclesiastical): Saturday 19 July, 10am – A First Offence: Crime and … Continue reading

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Writer in Residence

Over the past week, I was Writer in Residence at MLC, a girls’ school in Kew. It sounded like such a glamorous prospect: being given an office in an imposing building, where I would work on my next prize-winning novel … Continue reading

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