As you can probably see, I spend a lot of time writing. I write fiction and non-fiction for kids, fiction for teenagers, classroom stuff for teachers, and the occasional music review as well.


I currently have more than 100 titles in print, in Australia and in other countries such as New Zealand, the UK, the USA, the Netherlands and Norway. Some of them have even been part of award-winning series. Most of them are available in both print and digital format.

My writing career started at the age of 18, when I wrote a story about a high-school computer hacker. No one wanted to publish it. Then I wrote a very long poem about a piano-playing monkey. No one wanted to publish that either.


Courtesy of Dave Atze

Worried that no one would ever publish any of my own books, I became an editor so that I could interfere with the books of others. Then, in 2008, a lovely publisher asked me to write a book about the Beaconsfield mine disaster. That was the beginning of a new direction - writing for the classroom. And now, with the publication of the Max Booth Future Sleuth series, I'm excited to be writing for an even wider audience. I hope you enjoy.  

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These posts appeared first at www.justkidslit.com

I live and work on the lands of the Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nations and pay deep respects to Elders past and present.

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