Babinda magic

The heat shimmers on the road as I drive south. The sugar cane in the fields is all newly planted and the stacks at the sugar mills stand silent guard over their domains. The sky’s turned pale blue as though the light is too bright for it.  Summer has arrived. In North Queensland the razorback Continue reading

Library Lovers

This morning a dedicated band of readers braved the rain and wind in Cairns to visit Smithfield library for a  National Year of Reading author chat with me. Thanks to Sivan and her team of librarians (they are so different to the librarians who had me terrified into submission when I was a child!) for Continue reading

National Year of Reading – 2012

It’s almost here! The launch we’ve all been waiting for. Tuesday 14th February is the start of National Year of Reading 2012. This wonderful initiative has been embraced by libraries and all levels of government right around Australia. Last Tuesday I went to a ‘meet and greet’ for the reading champions in Cairns  – there Continue reading