I'm thrilled to announce that my book 'Ship of Death' has been shortlisted for the biennial Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Book Prize, awarded by the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Association for Maritime History.
What an honour to be part of this wonderful event run by the Ipswich Teacher-Librarian Network. Here I am at the beautiful Woodlands at Marburg, hanging out with the other children's authors from QLD (Charlotte Barkla, Wenda Shurety, Alison McLennan and Candice Lemon-Scott), and with lots of cool kids from the region.
OK, since attempt #1 at launching ‘The lady with the lamp’ was thwarted by Covid-19, we’re trying again! Hosted by FAWQ, it will be held from 2 pm on 14 August at Hills District Community Centre Hall, 291 Dawson Parade, Arana Hills, 4054. Linked with a panel discussion about writing and editing with the fabulous Patrice Shaw and Judy Gregory. And it’s FREE!
I was thrilled to visit the beautifully restored Greycliffe Homestead, former home of the Nott family, at Biloela on Sunday 11 July. Captain Starlight (aka Frank Pearson/Frank Gordon and a whole lot of other aliases) once spent a night there when he was on the run from police in 1887. The Banana Shire Historical Society put on a fantastic afternoon tea!