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Weekend Things

By | July 16th, 2016|

 

WORDS IN DEEP BLUE – NEW RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2016.

By | June 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

  This is a love story. It’s the story of Howling Books, where readers write letters to strangers, to lovers, to poets, to words.   It’s the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. [...]

Melbourne Street Art

By | May 16th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Painting Girl Toy Life   Street Art Fitzroy, Melbourne Toy Life

Booktrailer for the German edition of Graffiti Moon

By | October 20th, 2013|

Street art and long, soft voices. I love it.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAI

By | September 15th, 2013|

Eighteen is a horizon of a birthday.

Thanks Big Brother.

By | September 4th, 2013|

My birthday isn't for three months. and you didn't even make me beg.

rambling book love

By | September 2nd, 2013|

  I don't usually do reviews unless I've launched a book - mainly because I'm too lazy and I just want to love and not think about the reasons. But here are some books that [...]

cups of tea and conversations about how we know nothing at all in The Known World Bookshop, Ballarat

By | September 1st, 2013|

  Good times. A cup of tea in The Known World Bookshop in Ballarat with the (thank God) known Alison Arnold.

a wish goose

By | September 1st, 2013|

The Wishbird Book Launch

By | July 30th, 2013|

  On Saturday I had the great pleasure of launching Gabrielle Wang's beautiful new book - The Wishbird. It was held at The Little Bookroom - one of the best book stores in the WHOLE [...]

my name in coloured paper

By | July 29th, 2013|

      Thanks everyone at Ave Maria. I had one of the best residencies ever. When next I go ghost hunting, I'll know to bring Skittles, and a vacuum cleaner. 

By | July 21st, 2013|

Darcy's in town...

By | July 4th, 2013|

            I love this photograph, taken by Elizabeth Abbott.

By | July 3rd, 2013|

perfect day at Heide Museum. Saw the Fiona Hall exhibition and sat in the sun.    

By | June 27th, 2013|

           The Wishbird The Wishbird! The Wishbird! I have been waiting so long for this book to come out - look at how beautiful it is. And you can buy the [...]

By | June 25th, 2013|

  some zoe keating while you write

By | June 21st, 2013|

 the night forest and the strange little ocean  oh, and I am trying out tumblr here    

this is cool

By | June 12th, 2013|

Wildlife Launch – 23 May

By | May 18th, 2013|

Fiona Wood's new book Wildlife is divine. Lou and Sibylla are the kind of people I'd want as friends. This book is funny, it's smart, it's a snick in the heart. It's beautifully written. Read [...]

By | May 12th, 2013|

A few people have been emailing me about The Howling Boy, asking for a taster. It won't be ready for a little while yet, but it's on the way. The only taster I have is [...]

And so the book is out in Germany

By | April 25th, 2013|

By | April 23rd, 2013|

my morning walk my lovely creek turned to foam, which I don't love. And a piece of artwork that I do.  

you distract me, magnetic poetry on my fridge

By | November 28th, 2012|

You are the slow the fast the weird the wine the night the sea the hoot the owl the want the be the skin the taste the fear the know the tell the ask the [...]

By | September 28th, 2012|

This month I went to stay with an old friend who lives in Derby, WA. So. Some pictures and a soundtrack to go with them.                     [...]

By | September 19th, 2012|

So I'm finishing up at Derby High School in The Kimberley.   Just one more day on Friday. I've been lucky enough to work with very talented storytellers. Lucky enough to read stories about what [...]

starlings in the Flinders Street subway

By | August 16th, 2012|

By | August 11th, 2012|

It's National Bookshop Day! Head along to your local bookshop - fun times to be had at The Sun Bookshop in Yarraville. (I was there this morning, hanging out with the lovely crew.)     [...]

By | July 28th, 2012|

books and birds and butterflies, music, old cars waiting to be fixed, hoosie-watsits in the shed, and fat lights in the kitchen. my brother's house is a writing spell.    

I think we all should

By | July 17th, 2012|

Source: etsy.com via Cath on Pinterest

Love Notes From Vinegar House Book Launch

By | May 23rd, 2012|

        Come along to the launch of this beautiful book on May 26, 3.30pm at Little Bookroom, Carlton North Karen Tayleur is one of my favourite authors.  

By | May 13th, 2012|

          Just bought Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon. Very cool ideas. You can flick through it here.        

By | May 7th, 2012|

A very interesting person left this in the comments on my site - and I like it very much so I'm posting. Art! Art! If you have the guts… Thanks Mai. There's something in there [...]

By | May 5th, 2012|

feet first into the night forest of you they click and touch and lean and shove. sometimes, one lying next to one, they just disappear. want next to chocolate is nothing like want next to [...]

By | May 5th, 2012|

By | May 4th, 2012|

"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." Margaret Atwood.

By | May 1st, 2012|

the reconstruction of memory itself I've been listening to this radio lab episode again on memory and forgetting. Below is a print a friend made for me years ago - a horizon spread out across tissue [...]

knitting revolution

By | April 29th, 2012|

Melbourne Street Knitters have come to my suburb. You can find them on facebook. And on the streets knitting little revolutions.  It's strange, and I'm not exactly sure why, but I really love it when [...]

waiting for the tender stars

By | April 22nd, 2012|

and sometimes the night will be full of stars with no hearts left, the kind of stars that don’t read poetry, the kind of stars that drink too much beer and light one smoke from [...]

who we are – the niceness of not knowing

By | April 22nd, 2012|

So the question for last Sunday was -  just how much creative trouble are you in when you find yourself in Officeworks at 9 am, thinking that you could write the next scene in your novel [...]

Graffiti Moon UK release date, floating and photography

By | April 17th, 2012|

Hello there. I hope you're having a lovely day.   Some news from me.   Graffiti Moon comes out in the UK  with Hodder Children's Books in July this year. Very exciting. I love the [...]

By | April 8th, 2012|

lovely Leonard Cohen. There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in.   http://youtu.be/_e39UmEnqY8

conversations with socks, egg cups that look like my dad and a Graffiti Moon giveaway

By | March 29th, 2012|

These are some egg noggins that you can buy at Curious Grace, a lovely store around the corner from my house. This could be a picture of my dad. He looks exactly like the blue-hatted [...]

Queen of the Night Leanne Hall

By | March 24th, 2012|

Last Monday I had the great pleasure of launching Leanne Hall's new book, Queen of the Night. It's divine. You should read it. It's the sequel to This is Shyness so treat yourself and read [...]

By | March 2nd, 2012|

My first secret tiny stories are coming and they're so good. I've also got one secret story picture. Secret stories one     two Lucy found the photo, and looked at her mum’s breasts for [...]

By | March 1st, 2012|

The box of secret tiny stories   I got a box of tiny secret stories this week. And some glass trapped words.   The very talented students at Killester College in Springvale filled a box [...]

GRAFFITI MOON GIVEAWAY – WINNERS

By | February 28th, 2012|

  I've taken so long to post the winners because I couldn't pick them. The lines are all so beautiful. It seems wrong to choose two above the others but I had to and so [...]

Join for me a free live chat with TheReadingRoom.com (please)

By | February 22nd, 2012|

  I'd love it if you would join me in a free  live chat with TheReadingRoom.com on Tuesday 28th 7pm US time or Wednesday 29th at 11am Australian time. Click here:http://www.thereadingroom.com/book-club/the-bookanistas/1435       We could [...]

By | February 17th, 2012|

  Such great things to love. I'll add the others that come in and announce the winner on the 22nd. It will be hard to choose. They are all so good. I've clipped a few [...]

By | February 15th, 2012|

Well, the lines that are coming in are lovely, lovely.   Not too late to send your line to be in the running for a FREE copy of Graffiti Moon and to be part of [...]

GRAFFITI MOON – BOOK GIVEAWAY

By | February 10th, 2012|

            I came home last night to find my copies of Graffiti Moon on the doorstep. Lovely. BIG thanks to my editor. Big thanks to Melina Marchetta and Jenny Downham who read [...]

By | February 8th, 2012|

I wrote in the domed reading room of the state library today. Hard not to be inspired.   I was underneath this quote   Blessed are those who are privileged to read what they like - Dorothy [...]

Graffiti Moon Giveaways and some other book news

By | February 3rd, 2012|

some things that are going on... writingwritingwriting Graffiti Moon has been named Amazon's Best YA Book of the Month. Thank you Amazon. You can find me blogging about the book on the Amazon blog, Omnivoracious. [...]

By | January 19th, 2012|

Yesterday, I went swimming for the first time in years. I learnt that bathers are frail things that there needs to be a really slow lane that I like to float but that I don't [...]

By | January 18th, 2012|

Excited about seeing Amiina tonight - Sigur Ros' string section. I think it will be a very beautiful performance.

By | January 14th, 2012|

Went back to 1999 this weekend.  

By | January 11th, 2012|

  e e cummings - how I wish I could write like you (i do not know what it is about you that closes and opens; only something in me understands the voice of your eyes is [...]

By | December 20th, 2011|

The cool red shoes that I loved when I was two.

By | December 19th, 2011|

Happy birthday me.       This bird is very beautiful but that's not the best thing about him. My niece bought him because proceeds from the sale go to charity. Nice one, Charlie.  (And [...]

By | December 17th, 2011|

Went to the aquarium to see the jelly fish water dancing.          

By | December 14th, 2011|

Too hooked, maybe.  

By | December 13th, 2011|

Magnetic Poetry App. I'm hooked.            

By | December 13th, 2011|

  Every day is pretty good when you have a place to live and food and books to read. But every now and then you get a perfect day.   I wrote in a sunny [...]

I can’t stop Pablo Neruda-ing

By | December 12th, 2011|

I think it's going to be a poetry kind of week.   ODE AND BURGEONINGS Pablo Neruda 3 My wild girl, we have had to regain time and march backward, in the distance of our [...]

The hunt for something good

By | December 11th, 2011|

      I wasn't all that excited about my birthday until my presents started arriving. Then I remembered that birthdays are very cool.   My first present is a treasure hunt that lasts until [...]

By | December 9th, 2011|

So. At afternoon tea yesterday, Fiona Wood and Gabrielle Wang said that to write good stuff you have to start playing with words again. Without worrying about the sense of them and without thinking too [...]

By | December 9th, 2011|

Thanks, Simmone Howell, for being your fabulous self, for writing the amazing Notes From The Teenage Underground and Everything Beautiful, and for finding this Jim Jarmusch quote on a tea towel. It sent me back [...]

By | December 8th, 2011|

Sometimes when the writing isn't happening you feel a bit like this   So you need a bit of this   Hero and Gabrielle Wang (and Fiona Wood who is behind the camera and the [...]

summer optimism

By | December 7th, 2011|

Road my shiny bike   Realised for the first time that I have a bell (there's hardly anything more optimistic than realising you have a bell)     Planted some basil (I'm almost a hundred [...]

By | December 5th, 2011|

things I’m reading or watching while I write The Howling Boy

By | November 30th, 2011|

  Zoe Keatingtalks about the language of music in the most beautiful way. Look out for the shots of the forest. Kenneth Gross Puppet An Essay on Uncanny Life       From the blurb of [...]

Graffiti Moon translations

By | November 20th, 2011|

So this is my first post on my new website. A big thanks to Chris for all the work. And for the falling poetry. A very big thanks to my niece, Charlie, who drew my [...]

the periodic table, tungsten heartbeats, prince rupert’s drops and scientists in kitchens with blowtorches

By | August 22nd, 2011|

Things that I’ve been doing in no particular order, really. I’ve been reading about Oliver Sack’s love of the periodic table. Here you can read some things drawn from his book Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood. […]

Graffiti Moon and other things

By | July 31st, 2011|

Some news about Graffiti Moon It comes out in the US in February 2012 – on Valentine’s Day. And this is the new cover […]

The Children’s Book Council Awards and other book things

By | May 2nd, 2011|

Very excited that Graffiti Moon has been shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year – Older Readers 2011. I feel lucky to be on the list […]

things read and heard and written

By | April 3rd, 2011|

I just finished Liar by Justine Larbalestier. So, so good. Great structure. Fantastic narrator. I can’t believe I waited so long to read it. […]

this week…

By | March 25th, 2011|

So, the things that have been happening this week… a little reading, a little music… […]

In that nothing night

By | March 22nd, 2011|

In that nothing night The stars caught the bus To the other side of town […]

Some news…

By | March 22nd, 2011|

So, some news… Graffiti Moon was shortlisted, along with five other amazing books, in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature… […]

A Little Wanting Song news

By | February 26th, 2011|

So. A Little Wanting Song has been named has been named on the ALA-YALSA 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults List. You can see the whole list here. It has also been included in CCBC Choices [...]

Bird – a warm up

By | November 25th, 2010|

So it has been quite a while. Mainly because I’m writing my novel at the same as I’m editing another one. But I’m still doing writing warm ups so I thought I’d post one of those today. I started with a noun – after reading Simmone Howell’s post on Ray Bradbury (thanks Simmone and Ray Bradbury) – and then I wrote. […]

Writing Workshops at the St Kilda Library

By | October 11th, 2010|

On a sunny day in the school holidays I had a lovely time working with some very talented writers, amongst them were Aditya and Sruti. Here are some of their beautiful words. […]

when we marry

By | August 24th, 2010|

At night I sing to her. She’s not here yet but I sing anyway. I got a girl and that girl is pretty. I put the pillow next to me and give it a tight [...]

(sometimes) life (doesn’t) suck

By | August 12th, 2010|

(sometimes) life sucks even though the sky is covered in clouds that look like highways […]

yellow button

By | August 11th, 2010|

there was a time when […]

Graffiti Moon Book Launch

By | August 9th, 2010|

A HUGE thanks to all at The Sun Bookshop in Yarraville and to Pan Macmillan for throwing me such a fantastic book launch. Here are some pics of the afternoon… The lovely Gabrielle Wang who launched my book – and did a beautiful job. And there’s me next to her. […]

Graffiti Moon – a little of Ed and Lucy.

By | August 7th, 2010|

Photographs taken in Hosier Lane So. Graffiti Moon is out in the stores. And to celebrate… […]

Clare Strahan – All she knows is poetry

By | August 7th, 2010|

I adore Clare Strahan's writing and I think this is very very beautiful

Six Impossible Things

By | August 5th, 2010|

something I liked yesterday

By | July 30th, 2010|

a human mannequin with a mouse's head

blossom and birthday cake

By | July 25th, 2010|

such a good saturday. full of blossom and birthday cake and a day-long party. […]

Some music I’m listening to as I write my novel

By | July 23rd, 2010|

Quite a bit of Band of Horses […]

Cover for Rosie Staples’ Minor Magical Misunderstanding

By | July 19th, 2010|

This Aussie Bite will be out in September. The illustrations are beautiful and very quirky. I love them. Judy Watson is a fantastic artist.

the person I met today

By | July 19th, 2010|

I met a p e r s o n to day who […]

Some interviews and reviews of A Little Wanting Song

By | July 17th, 2010|

Some very lovely people and great YA bloggers have put up some reviews and interviews about A Little Wanting Song. Whether they’re writing about me or not – I’ve been excited about the general hype there is about the YA genre. Obviously I love the genre – but it’s good to know I’m not alone. I was also excited by the questions asked – they were questions written by thinking people – that led me to answers I didn’t expect to give. So big thanks to the interviewers at The Hiding Spot, Steph Su Reads, The Bookscout and The Book Owl. Click here for more info and to see how you can win a copy of the book. […]

Little Paradise Book Trailer

By | July 15th, 2010|

This is a very beautiful book trailer - and it's a very beautiful book. Little Paradise by Gabrielle Wang

Angus & Julia Stone – And The Boys – Rolling Session #12

By | July 14th, 2010|

And The Boys. I love this song by Angus & Julia Stone.

Journalism Film Festival

By | July 14th, 2010|

The Centre for Advanced Journalism is having a film festival from July 11 until 18 July. It's at the Jam Factory. And it looks really good. Especially His Girl Friday - I love old films [...]

Light Play

By | July 14th, 2010|

I had a holiday last week and went out to see some things. Instead of looking things up on the internet and thinking about going. I went with a friend and her daughter to see the exhibition Light Play at the National Gallery Kids Corner. Artist Juan Ford has an installation there, which is very beautiful. […]

Lebanese zucchinis

By | July 6th, 2010|

I wrote this ages ago – about a woman who taught me how to cook lebanese zucchinis. It was such a beautiful afternoon and I was meant to be teaching her English but she taught me her language instead. It seemed like the right day to post it. […]

the luck of geography

By | July 6th, 2010|

This is a wall I walk past once every couple of weeks on my way back from the library. Usually I stop to read a story and every time I stop I feel hugely grateful [...]

Review of Graffiti Moon and A Little Wanting Song Competitions

By | June 25th, 2010|

Here at Books and the Bees there's a lovely review of Graffiti Moon - I really like the artwork too. Here at The Book Owl there's a review of A Little Wanting Song and if [...]

Dusty

By | June 23rd, 2010|

well since my last post i’ve pretty much given to everyone who’s approached me on the street and anyone who’s called me on the phone. sure i feel better for it but  it can’t go on like this indefinitely. there’s rent to pay. there must be some other solution and while i’m thinking about it i’m getting out of the city.  i’m hitting the road. one, because the book i’m writing is about people hitting the road and heading off to the wilderness. and two because i’m going to see the musical Dusty. i’m going to play Dusty songs in the car and sing all the way so it’s lucky i’m going alone. on my Dusty road trip mix so far […]

the guy on the bike

By | June 17th, 2010|

Lately I haven’t been feeling like myself. I’ve been seeing the gritty in the world and feeling gritty about it. Looking at people and seeing a crowd that’s in my way. I don’t like it but sometimes the world is a big diamond and sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s grit. So today I go out seeking something to shake the grit away. Make me see the world differently. […]

on the winner and happiness

By | June 15th, 2010|

thanks for entering the A Little Wanting Song competition everyone. it was a great way to celebrate its entry into the world. i’m giving the prize to yan, though. i liked the line about happiness. so yan, i will be contacting you. and speaking of happiness. […]

Six Impossible Things – Fiona Wood’s new book

By | June 13th, 2010|

This is the cover of Fiona Wood’s new book – out in August with Pan Macmillan. It sounds so fantastic. I can’t wait to read it. […]

a little wanting song out today – so some songs to celebrate – and a book giveaway

By | June 9th, 2010|

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THE PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE

By | June 9th, 2010|

doing this questionnaire was simmone’s howell’s idea – great idea simmone. check her out on inside a dog […]

simmone howell writer in residence

By | June 7th, 2010|

good news for all. the talented Simmone Howell is the writer in residence at Inside a Dog for June. great post today on siblings and Schadenfreude and the strange soup of humanity.

my favourite words

By | June 6th, 2010|

Lullaby luminous Lupine Lyrebird Magician Tangerine Mandolin Mangrove Map Maudlin Mercy Milk Air Moth Nebula Nocturnal Nova Nest Numb Observatory Opal Oyster Shadow Owl Pearl Pecan Peccadillo Perish Halo Biscuit Bone Canary Butter Cash Catacomb [...]

street/studio book launch at fed square

By | June 4th, 2010|

i'm a sucker for a moon, real or fake. fed square at eight tonight. so beautiful. saw it when I went to the Street/Studio book launch. especially loved ghostpatrol's work.

Graffiti Moon cover

By | June 2nd, 2010|

My publisher sent me the cover for Graffiti Moon today. […]

A Little Wanting Song – The Book Owl’s review

By | May 25th, 2010|

I was sent this beautiful review of A Little Wanting Song today. Really excited to be asked to do an author interview on this site. The Book Owl Young Adult Book Reviews and More The character development in A Little Wanting Song was like no other… The romantic side of things was electric, intensified only by beautiful prose. […]

roller derby in the dark woods

By | May 23rd, 2010|

okay. so I thought it would be somewhere more in the open. but there was something kind of exciting about parking in the dark woods, driving on a bike path till we realised it wasn’t the road, thinking the car had broken down on the unlit bike path but then finding out that the driver was accidently pushing on the break instead of the accelerator. no, the driver wasn’t me. she’s a good driver, she was just momentarily distracted by the woods and the very thin road. possibly distracted by me because sometimes, when I’m in a car that’s driving in a dark wood along a bike path, I panic. But once we got inside, it was very cool. […]

simmone howell asks about the songs that make you cry

By | May 22nd, 2010|

Simmone Howell asks what songs make people cry. Good question. These definitely make me melancholy… billy bragg must I paint you a picture bill callahan night […]

Stuff I like

By | May 19th, 2010|

I like the street near my place where all the trees are yellow (this time I like conformity), I like how the little kid I saw fall off his bike the other day said, “Oh well. That’s just what happens sometimes.” I like it when dogs sit in the front seat of parked cars so it looks like they’re driving but I wouldn’t like it if they were actually driving because that would be unsafe, funny but unsafe. […]

Things near my desk

By | May 9th, 2010|

A photograph of warm days overseas. […]

A Little Wanting Song – some reviews

By | May 7th, 2010|

A lovely review of A Little Wanting Song on Kari’s blog A Good Addiction. Also a great one on Opinionated? Me? […]

Tango

By | May 4th, 2010|

Tango. I have kept the word on my lips for weeks; held it on my tongue, a visitor from centuries ago. I say it slowly and the word touches the roof of my mouth; then crouches flat, lying low to let the sound escape. It is the sound of men and women, travellers who first spoke the word with their bodies, their histories. In Latin, it means to touch: the tentative tongue of first love, fingers scratching goodbyes on skin. In Richmond, a picture of the infant Jesus overlooks a dance floor. Eyes painted open, he watches. Dancers fan out beneath them. There are so many ways to touch. […]

My new camera

By | May 4th, 2010|

Experimenting with my new camera. I don't think I have worked out how to focus. This basil is why I am not allowed to have a cat.

By | May 3rd, 2010|

This week I bought a gorgeous card, read Will Grayson, Will Grayson (again), visited my niece for her birthday, gave her some books and got some, ate dumplings with Simmone Howell, ate cupcakes at Emily Gale’s book launch… […]

Ira Glass This American Life

By | April 25th, 2010|

I've been listening my way through the archives of the public radio program This American Life. It's full of beautifully crafted stories. Here you can listen to the host, Ira Glass, giving tips on writing. It's [...]

Review – A Little Wanting Song

By | April 24th, 2010|

My editor just forwarded me this lovely review of A Little Wanting Song. Literary Wonders rated it four stars:  […]

When Dogs Cry

By | April 23rd, 2010|

I went to a school the other day to run some writing workshops and saw a class set of Fighting Ruben Wolf by Markus Zusak on the library shelf. It made me go back and [...]

Kiss

By | April 21st, 2010|

Kiss half-shut eyes, old powdered breath, yawning hands and early breakfasts in the dark because neither of us could sleep past five anymore. Kiss empty bed next to mine where your ring tree still sits [...]

Just a little perhaps

By | April 20th, 2010|

I finished reading Looking for Alaska the other day. I can’t stop thinking about the character in the novel that went off looking for the “Great Perhaps”. I think maybe I stopped looking for that [...]

Lying in bed and staring at books and the ceiling on 8 April

By | April 8th, 2010|

I did something to my back this week so mostly I've been lying down, trying to read from that position, which is pretty hard, especially when the book is thick. I've almost finished Race of [...]

26 March Writing Ideas

By | March 26th, 2010|

The thing that I hear the most from students in writing workshops is that they're afraid they won’t have any ideas. Not that they don’t have ideas. But that they’re worried that they might not. [...]

20 March Panic

By | March 20th, 2010|

I had a little panic today. I'm in the copy edit stage of Graffiti Moon - so close to the end - maybe that's why I had nothing for the page. So I took my [...]

17 March stuff and things

By | March 17th, 2010|

© CC Crowley 2010 Just received this photograph from my niece. So gorgeous. I love the hand against the honey wood. Such a great thing to get in my mailbox tonight. I think it's about [...]

March 11 ghost lines

By | March 11th, 2010|

I finished reading Little Paradise today. I sat on the train and for a while I swapped the concrete world of the western suburbs for Shanghai. The language reminds me of the dress on the [...]

10 March upcoming books

By | March 9th, 2010|

I'm getting excited about Graffiti Moon, now. It's out in August. I can't wait to see the cover. Also excited about A Little Wanting Song, out in June. And Rosie Staples - out in September. [...]

Sunday 7 March hummingbird cakes

By | March 7th, 2010|

I went searching for a cupcake today but I couldn't find one because life is like that sometimes. I found a hummingbird cake smaller than a hummingbird although I'm not exactly sure how big a [...]

Friday 5 March Little Paradise

By | March 5th, 2010|

I had such a lovely time chatting to Gabrielle Wang today. She gave me a copy of her new book, Little Paradise. I couldn't stop reading it on the train home  -  I almost missed [...]

Wednesday 3 March

By | March 3rd, 2010|

© C.C 2010 This is a photo of Bob, taken by my niece. I'm going to run a series of her work on my blog. I love her photography. I can't remember if I was [...]

Tuesday 2 March

By | March 1st, 2010|

I've been having a couple of weeks where loads of little things go wrong - like every light globe in the lamps in my house blew out at the same time. And there's something wrong [...]

Friday 26 February

By | February 25th, 2010|

I'm working on my new novel today - I'm collaborating on a book with Alison Arnold. I just read her first chapter and it's so, so good. And I'm learning how to use WordPress so [...]

Thursday 25 February

By | February 6th, 2010|

Today I… ate some chocolate from Japan that a friend brought back for me. It tasted like Easter egg chocolate had a coffee had another coffee did some writing […]

Picture This 2

By | January 8th, 2010|

It’s back to the English classroom for Australia’s best writers! Learn from the masters as they attempt […]