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Children’s Book Festival 2015

‘So what are you doing today Mum?’ Miss Nine asked as we walked to school the morning after the 2015 Children’s Book Festival. ‘I’m going to spend the whole day writing.’ ‘That sounds boring.’ ‘No way. It’s my favourite way … Continue reading

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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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Recreating the past: Agatha Christie, archaeology & fiction

‘Bismillahi ar rahman ar rahim [In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate]. That is the Arab phrase used before starting out on a journey. Eh bien, we too start on a journey. A journey into the past. A journey … Continue reading

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In between days

In the spirt of months of denial/re-balancing that seem to have worked their way into the calendar, I’ve declared June to be my month off reading and writing crime fiction. As ‘Crime Fiction Free June’ doesn’t have quite the same ring … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Festival 2012

The Children’s Book Festival is aptly named, being a celebration of children’s books and in the tradition of all good festivals, having so much on offer as to make it impossible to do justice to it all. When I read out the … Continue reading

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MWF – not all about me

Of course, the Melbourne Writers Festival wasn’t all about me. Thanks to the childcare provided by my cousins Mary and Georgia, I was able to attend a couple of sessions in addition to the ones I appeared at (blogged here, here and here). … Continue reading

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The Tango Collection

This week I finally submitted the manuscript of my second Jayne Keeney novel to Text Publishing (I thought I had it in the bag six weeks ago but decided a sixth draft was in order), freeing me up to blog … Continue reading

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Tango8: Love and Food

Posted on Flaming Hoop by Jen Jewel Brown, 5 December 2008 A fresh new Australian comic anthology to savour, to be launched by Melbourne food legend Dur-e Dara at Mr Wilkinson, 295 Lygon Street, East Brunswick, Wednesday December 17 at … Continue reading

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