Tuesday 27 July 2010

Coming soon

Actually the release date is Monday 1st August.  To celebrate I'll have a poetry strategy to download from my website.
Several of the poems in this collection have used this strategy.

Friday 16 July 2010

The Prime Minister's Literary awards

I went to Readings in Carlton yesterday to be part of the announcement of the shortlisting, especially in the new category children's fiction.

Yes 'Star Jumps' has been short listed.

I love this book.  Its one that begged to be written- combining a style that I enjoy- prose poetry and subject matter- rural life as it is- real sensory snapshots and real emotion.

I was fortunate to be awarded a May Gibbs literature trust residency  in 2007 and 'Star Jumps' was written and dare I say written with tears- it is that close to me.

Of course a great publisher Sarah Foster and  a great editor Sue Whiting at Walker  make publication possible and immensely satisfying.

To the farm life that was- to a husband with whom I pioneered our own dairy farm and to six kids who loved to invent the game of Star Jumps.

The awards announcements are here: