I’ve finally been given the cover for my second book The Build-Up Season. Love doesn’t even come close. Here it is – It’s out August 2017, and this is the blurb – “Seventeen-year-old Iliad Piper – Ily for short – is named after war and angry at the world. Growing up with a violent father … More The Build-Up Season Cover Reveal
Seriously, how good is Pinterest? And google? Remember the olden days, when you had to buy and scour through art and photography magazines to find images that made you feel? (So umm, I may be revealing my age here, but in those wobbly, early days of dial-up interwebs I’d rush to the newsagencies every month to get … More Pinterest, I love thee
It’s official, I am a hopeless blogger. I’ve been flat out with working on edits for book 2 (out next year!) and attending the amazing Somerset Celebration of Literature Festival (I never wanted to come home) and flying to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne for the Penguin Teen Australia’s YA Squad tour, which was as awesome as it sounds. … More VLOG! Themes in Yellow
Yellow is set in the 90s – I wanted a time which was just before the internet or mobiles were really a thing – but also – NOSTALGIA. While writing I was transported back to the era of overalls, bindis, tencel jeans, doc martens, purple nail-polish, Winona Ryder, The Craft, chokers, VHS, bright pink fudge hair-dye, sun-in, Dolly mag, … More Yellow Mixtape!
I haven’t written in a while. I haven’t been able to. I had just completely run out of words for a little bit, I felt like I’d used them all up. It’s been a big year of words, a big, busy, brilliant year, to go with the B theme, but it’s been exhausting, in the … More Covers and other things
I’ve always written stories, ever since I learnt to string letters together and make words from them. Exhibit A: literary genius I penned when I was about eight. Who would have guessed I grew up in the teen pregnancy capital of Australia? That’s what happens at ‘romantic diners’, kids. Girls get pregnant. As the youngest … More Breaking into TV scriptwriting
My parents bought our first computer when I was seven. It was a mac, a giant thing, especially to a child, and the computer had a tiny little black and white screen that peeped out from the surrounding casing. My brother and I borrowed these floppy disks from our friends to play video games – games in … More in which I am now a blogger…