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Wednesday 18 December 2019

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders


Wednesday 27 November 2019

Host Annie Hickson’s Toowoomba book launch

East Street, charity proceeds to The Child Writes Fund


Tuesday 26 November 2019

The High Country Writers Festival 

Glen Innes Library Storytelling session +

“Lost the Plot?” workshop for adults


Wednesday 20 November 2019

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders


Wednesday 16 October 2019

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders


Wednesday 18 September 2019

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Deep Time Dreaming by Billy Griffiths


Saturday 7 September 2019

Write a Book in a Day – The Kid’s Cancer Project

Guest Judge


Friday 30 August 2019

PEACEful Humans Inc

Art Classes!


Thursday 29 August

MAY your stories be heard!

Oakey Library | Biddeston State School & Mt Tyson State School 


Friday 23 August 2019

PEACEful Humans Inc

Art Classes!


Wednesday 21 August

Chanel 7 News!

Toowoomba East State School


Wednesday 21 August

Toowoomba The Chronicle Newspaper

Love at Little Love Article – ‘


Monday 19 to Friday 23 August 2019


Tuesday – Toowoomba East State School, 3 1hour workshops (320 children!)

Wednesday – Bronwyn Bretz / Wyreema State School (30 children)

Wednesday – OAK ChildCare (12 children)


Friday 16 August 2019

PEACEful Humans Inc

Art Classes!


Friday 16 August 2019 

The Field Guide

Profile Article! 

Wednesday 14 August 2019

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Sofie Laguna’s ‘The Eye of the Sheep’


Friday 9 August 2019

PEACEful Humans Inc

Art Classes!


Monday 21 – Friday 25 July 2019

Brisbane Children’s Hospital School

5 x 5 Create a Book Workshop


Friday 19 July 2019

CreativeMorning Toowoomba

Guest Speaker – END


Thursday 18 July

MAY your stories be heard!

Oakey Library | Kingsthorpe State School 


Wednesday 17 July 2019

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

The Kabul Peace House by Mark Isaacs


Tuesday 16 July 2019

Zonta Garden City – Burke & Wills Hotel

Guest Speaker


Thursday 4 July 2019

Heywire / FRRR



Wednesday 19 June 2019

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Mark Haddon The Porpoise / Richard Glover’s The Land Before Avocadoes


Thursday 10 June

MAY your stories be heard!

Oakey Library | St Monica’s Primary School


Thursday 30 May 2019

MAY your stories be heard!

Oakey Library | Kulpi State School


Monday 27 May 2019

PEACE Childcare

Toowoomba Regional Library Community Rooms


Thursday 23 May 2019

MAY your stories be heard!

Oakey Library


Wednesday 15 May 2019

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett


Wednesday 17 April 2019

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyne


Saturday 13 April 2019

MRP – Matt Ryan Photography

Photo shoot for new website!


Tuesday 19 March 2019

Only About Kids Daycare

Author visit


Monday 18 March

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologies by Fredrik Backman


Thursday 28 February 2019

Unleash the Beast – a conversation about mental health

Recording ‘The Reality of Motherhood’


Thursday 25 January 2018
ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders
The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax by Christopher Shevlin

Thursday 15 March
ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Friday 16 March

iTunes LiveWriteShare Podcast
Launching the podcast with ‘Welcome!’

Monday 19 March
International Read to ME! Day
1000+ children… touring with the Big Red Chair: Toowoomba Grammar School, Concordia Lutheran School, Glennie School, Harristown State School, Clifton State School, St Monica’s Oakey.

Monday 9 to Thursday 12 April
YellowBridge Disability Access
Collaborative Workshop creating ‘Rachel’s Quest’

Thursday 19 April
ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders Broken Open by Craig Hamilton

Thursday 17 May 
ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders
The Scandal by Fredrik Blackman
The Elephant in the Boardroom by Graeme Cowan.

Friday 20 April
The Chronicle Newspaper p33
Children unite to write book

Tuesday 24 April
Author Visit
‘Where DO ideas come from’ – St Aidans, Corinda (Brisbane)

Tuesday 1 May
Launch 2018 ‘LiveWriteShare’ eZine via newsletter to schools
(Five editions for the year)

Wednesday 16 May

Thursday 21 June
ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders
Write About by Me Melissa Pouliot

Friday 29 June
Unleash the Beast…
Record Video 1 ‘I’m still here’ with Jen Perrignon

Wednesday 11 July
Event notices – Unleash the Beast

Thursday 19 July
ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders
The Happy Hormone Cookbook by Emma Ellice-Flint

Thursday 26 July
St Anne’s Guild Lunch

Saturday 4 August
Unleash the Beast…
Record Video 2 ‘Going at it hammer and tongs’ – Outback Creative / TradeMutt

Thursday 16 August
ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Monday 27 August
Unleash the Beast…
SAFETalk Schools Program @ Wellcamp (Suicide prevention!)

Wednesday 5 September
The Chronicle p14
Empathy campaign helps share stories

Tuesday 11 September
Book Launch!
Rachel’s Quest for YellowBridge QLD

Saturday 29 September
The Chronicle
Dusky business (attending the TCC Business at Dusk Series) p33

Wednesday 10 October
World Mental Health Day
Unleash the Beast – a conversation about mental health
Plus - Digital Launch of ‘Blue’

Friday 12 October
The Chronicle
‘Unleash the Beast a success’ p14

Wednesday 14 November
St Luke’s Grammar School, Dee Why (Sydney) ‘Blue’ launch with Kye Burns…

Thursday 15 November
Inside / Outside to the printers
Mentored Jeanette Hamilton to self publication of her first book!

Thursday 15 November
ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders
Bridge of Clay by Marcus Zuzack
Share more about Inside Outside by Jeanette Hamilton – mentored to publication!

Thursday 13 December
Irvinebank State School
8 authors launching their books…

Thursday 15 December
ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders
Christmas! It is Christmas…


December Issue 2017 

WQ Magazine 

Silver for IPPY' article 


Tuesday 5 December 2017  

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman


Tuesday 21 November 2017  

TACAPS / Child Writes 

Book Launch - Library

Tuesday 7 November 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders 

Thursday 12 October 

TACAPS / Child Writes 

Soft Launch for the children’s books - Assembly

Tuesday 3 October 2017 

TACAPS / Child Writes 

Deadline for Illustrations

Monday 18 – Thursday 21 September 2017

QIC Hinkler Central 

To the Moon and Back’ Writing / Illustration Workshops

Saturday 9 September 2017 

Queensland Writers Centre 

Publishers Speed Dating!

Saturday 9 September 2017

StoryTime Festival, Ipswich 

Panellist and Market Stall


Thursday 7September 2017 

TACAPS / Child Writes 

Last class for this years writers!

Tuesday 3 October / November 2017  

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders 

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Wednesday 6 September 2017 

It's Not About Me!; Morning Tea 

Book Swap for Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Tuesday 5 September 2017  

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders 

 The Attachment by Ailsa Piper and Tony Doherty

Tuesday 22 August 2017   

CFQ Workshop, Nundah 



LoveYourBookshopDay 12 August 2017 



Tuesday 8 August 2017  

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders 

Elephant by Peter Carnavas

Thursday 27 July 2017 

St Anne’s Guild Lunch 



Saturday 22 21 July 2017  

USQ Bookcase 

What do editors want? Panellist / Overcoming Writers Block Panellist

Friday 21 July 2017  

USQ Bookcase 

Opening Night address / Get Writing Ambassador

Tuesday 4 July March 2017  

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders 

The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag


Sunday 2 July 2017  

Kids Give Back / National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, Sydney 

Three-hour workshop with indigenous children as guests


Tuesday 6 June 2017  

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders 

The Promise Seed by Cass Moriarty


Tuesday 2 May 2017  

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders 

The Museum of Modern Love by Hannah Rose

Wednesday 26 April 2017 

USQ Toowoomba  

Editing Workshop


Wednesday 29 March 2017  

USQ Toowoomba 

Lost the Plot Workshop

Tuesday 28 March 2017 (for April) 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders 

Between a Wolf and a Dog  - Georgia Blain and other Stella shortlist 

Sunday 19 March 2017  

International Read to Me! Day 

Reading Day at Grand Central, centre court, in The Lounge Room!  

Thursday 9 March 2017  

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders 

Born a Crime – Trevor Noah

A Shepherds Life – James Rebanks

Wednesday 8 March 2017  

USQ Toowoomba 

Words Beget Words Workshop


USQ Toowoomba 

Get Writing; Ambassador


Saturday 18th  -Sunday 19th March 2017 

International Read to Me! Day March 19 

Event: Reading in the Big Red Chair


Thursday February 23 2017  

Women Leadership Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference 

Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce

Guest Profile!


Thursday 16 February, 2107 

TACAPS Child Writes classes begin 

Tuesday 7 February 2017  

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders 

The Dry by Jane Harper


Friday 28th October 

Pittsworth Early Educators Network

Read to You Day Street Parade

Guest Author 


Friday 14th October  

Melanoma Awareness Foundation

5x5 Collaborative Children's Picture Book Project) BOOK LAUNCH

Thursday 13th October 

Pittsworth Early Educators Network

Character Building & workshops x 6!

Tuesday 11th October 

Pittsworth Early Educators Network

Character Building & workshops x 6!

Tuesday 23rd August  

(Children's Book Week)

St Josephs Primary School,


Saturday 20th / Sunday 21st August 

Westridge Shopping Centre / High Street Shopping Centre

Melanoma Awareness Foundation – 5x5 (Collaborative Children’s Picture Book Project)

Illustration Workshop

Wednesday 10th August 

Nobby State School   

Character Building

Imagine it

Thursday 28th July 

St Anne's Guild Lunch

KEYNOTE speaker

Saturday 23rd July 

USQ BOOKCASE Writers Festival

Lost the Plot Workshop

Chair – Session with Selina Kucks / Jane Smith ‘importance of story

Friday 22nd July 

Ambassador USW Get Writing Competition

USQ Library

Speech at the Awards Night

Friday 22nd July 


Guest Author Reading, Toowoomba Regional Library</p>

Saturday 16th / Sunday 17st July 

Toowoomba Regional Library

Melanoma Awareness Foundation &ndash; 5x5

(Collaborative Children&rsquo;s Picture Book Project)

Writing Workshop

Monday 13th June 

Mary McKillop Catholic School   

Lost the Plot workshop

June 2016

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

The Amber Keeper

Freda Lightfoot

Monday 30th May  

Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce  

Pitched Love a Little Love


Wednesday 25th May

Guest Reader

Oakey Library

National Simultaneous StoryTime

May 2016

Book review and industry gos, ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

St Jude Gemma Sisia

Saturday 30th April 2016

Guest Judge

Fashions on the Field

Dalby Races!

Tuesday 12th April 2016

Guest Judge   for the Weetwood Painting Competition

Breakfast of the Stars

April 2016

Book review and industry gos ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Burial Rites & Hannah Kent

Saturday March 19th 


The inaugural event, with over 14; million engaged around the world! 


Friday March 18th 

Four Hot Chips Twilight Book Signing

The Book Tree, Margaret Street, Toowoomba


Thursday March 17th 

Four Hot Chips Launch

Mater Dei Primary School

The Gulf Weekly 

Bahrain & Front Page  
re: International Read to Me! Day


March 2016 

Book review and industry gos&rsquo; ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders


Wednesday 10th February 2016   

Book review and industry gos

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

2016 Year Long Mentoring!  

The 2015 Winners of the National Child Writes Competition &ndash; Keagan Wallace and Ali Coburn

  • George, William, Sam and Evelyn Lawrence

  • Aayliah Williams


Wednesday 1st December 2015 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

The Girl with All the Gifts & MR Carey

Wednesday 4th November 2015 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty

Wednesday 7th October 2015 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Ian McKewan, The Children's Act

Friday 4 September 2015 

Holy Name Primary School

Celebrating Book Week, Art Competition Judge

Monday 31 August & Thursday 3 September 2015 

Writer in Residence St Saviours Primary School Toowoomba

Celebrating Numeracy and Literacy Week

Wednesday 19 August 2015 

Parent Information Night, Chiselhurst Kindergarten

Celebrating Book Week

Tuesday 11 and Thursday 13 August 2015 

Classroom visits to Chiselhurst Kindergarten

Celebrating Book Week

Wednesday 5 August 2015 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Harper Lee &ndash; Go Get a Watchman


Saturday 18 July 2015 

USQ Bookcase

Panelist 2.15-3.15pm

Wednesday 1 July 2015 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Richard Flanagan &ndash; The Narrow Road to the Deep North VIC 3805

Toowoomba LIFE Friday 12 June 2015 

Front page PLUS page 3

Author picks up prestigious prizes

CYA Judge June 2015 

80 entries, three days work donated to the Conference! 


Wednesday 3 June 2015 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Karen Joy Fowler &ndash; We are All Completely Beside Ourselves


Award Ceremony 25 May, New York

Books Illustrated Gallery, Asian Festival of Children's Content 2015 

Lyrebird is a Piano, from Imagine selected for exhibition

Opening Night 23 May, Singapore

Wednesday 6 May 2015 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Nancy Wake &ndash; Biography by Peter Fitzsimons

Monday 27 April 2015 

Guest Judge for Paint-a-Horse competition


Friday 24 April 2015 

St Anthony's Primary School

CW Sessions begin. 


Wednesday 1 April 2015 

Parent Information Session

St Anthony's, Toowoomba


Wednesday 1 April 2015 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Natasha du Pont de Bie, Ant Egg Soup


Friday 6 March 2015 

Interview with www.WordsFromDaddysMouth 


March Catalogue 2015 

Australian Book Group / Woodslane (Distributors)

Imagine by Emma Mactaggart and Ester de Boer


Wednesday 4 March 2015 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

The Love Song of Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce


14 February 2015 

International Book Giving Day / Valentines Day

Support for the High Street Little Library


6 February 2015 

Style Magazine

Turning the page on Valentines Day


Wednesday 2 February 2015 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


19 December 2014 

Toowoomba Life 

Top Year for Child Writes


Wednesday 10 December 2014 

The Age  

Silverton Primary's persuasive bunch


Thursday 4 December 2014 

Silverton Primary School Book Launch 11.30am to 1.30pm

Noble Park North, Melbourne


Tuesday 2 December 2014 

St Anthony Book Launch 2pm



Monday 1 December 2014 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd


Thursday 26 November 2014 

Author Visit 

Year One - Mater Dei


Wednesday 25 2014 

Author Visit  

Chiselhurst Kindergarten


Wednesday 25 November 2014 

The Chronicle  

Talented Children Publish Great Books


November 28 2014 

Toowoomba Mail 

Children have the write stuff / Boast


Monday 24 November 2014 

St Anthony's Book Launch 8.45am 


Monday 24 November 2014 

Prep Book Launch 2pm 


Monday 12 November 2014 

Charlotte De Laine - Book Launch

Balgowlah Heights State School, Balgowlah, Sydney


Monday 3 November 2014 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders 

Manly Daily

Charlotte farms out talent for new book


Wednesday 8 October 2014 

Illustrations Due - 50 Students

Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland!


Thursday 2 October 2014 

Sydney Story Factory 10am to 12 noon

Lost the Plot!


October 2014 


Adelaide's Child, Brisbane's Child, Canberra's Child, Perth's Child, Sydney's Child 


Tuesday 2 September 2014 

Zonta Toowoomba

Guest Speaker


Monday  1 September 2014 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

The Light Between the Oceans by ML Stedman


Monday  4 August 2014 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

I am Malala


July 2014 

Work Experience

Laura Cheek & Fairholme College Work Experience Program


Monday  7 July 2014 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders 


Saturday 14 June 2014 

The Chronicle Newspaper

Youngsters collaborate on book


Wednesday 11 June 2014 

Jackie French & Children's Laureate

Finnley&rsquo;s Great Escape - REVIEW


CYA Judge June 2014 

40 entries - one days work donated to the Conference! 


Monday June 2 2014 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Jumped Out of the Window and Disappeared!


Friday May 30 2014 

Rural Weekly 

Finnley is the hero


Friday May 30 2014 

Toowoomba Life

Creating fishy tale


Thursday 29 May 2014 

Queensland Country Life

Young authors scale new heights


Wednesday 28 May 

Daily News 

Little authors take on fishy subject


Thursday 22 May, 2014 

Finnley's Great Escape! Book Launch

Empire Church Theatre


Term 2, 2014  

Back in the classroom! (with tutor Jodie Rigby and teacher Bianca Thaens)

  • Silverton Primary School, Victoria

  • St Anthony&rsquo;s, Toowoomba, QLD

  • Sacred Heart Primary School, Toowoomba, QLD

  • Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School


Monday 5 May 2014 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Jean Bauby The Diving Bell and the Butterfly


April 4 2014 

Toowoomba Life

Kids writing for kids


Monday 31 March 2014 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders 

Rohinton Minstry A Fine Balance


Saturday 29 March 2014 

Keynote Speaker at the Australian Literacy Educators Association Conference  

PLUS two workshops (Booking through Speakers Ink)


Wednesday 28 May 2014 

Warwick Daily News

Little authors take on a fishy subject


Thursday 6 March 2014 

Silverton Primary School 

Free write! Plus, responsibility of a writer / why we tell stories


Monday 3 March 2014 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami


Thursday 27 February 2014 

Silverton Primary School  

Where DO ideas come from?


Thursday 6 February 2014 

Bianca Thaens is leading the first Victorian school Silverton Primary School through the CW Program!

Today is day one!


Monday 3 Feb 2014 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Finding Enid!


Tuesday 14 January 2014 

The Red Place, Cleveland 

Where DO ideas come from?&rsquo; workshop x 2!


Friday 10 January 2014 

The Chronicle, Page 7

Young Authors fast-track book


Wednesday 7 Thursday 8 Friday 9 January 2014 

Go! Fish, The GRID, Toowoomba

Three-day workshop commissioned by The Condamine Alliance</p>


Thursday 12 December 2013 

Article: Charters towers School of Distance Education Newsletter

Volume 26 Issue 4 Term 4 2013

algowlah to the Bush


Monday 4 December 2013 

ABC South East Book Club With Belinda Sanders

A booky type of Christmas! Gift Giving at its best!

Competition Winners for Child Writes Announced 

Prep Book Launch>

Monday 18 November 2.oopm


Monday 4 November 2013 

ABC South East Book Club With Belinda Sanders

Foal's Bread by Gillian Mears


Rural Weekly, Friday October 18, 2013 

Most inspiring writer winner

Photo with Georgie Somerset and winner Annabelle Brayley


Monday 14 October 2013 

writers- web / QRRRWN short story competition winner announced at

International Rural Women's Day Lunch. 


Monday 7 October 2013 

ABC South East Book Club With Belinda Sanders

Ines of My Soul by Isabel Allende


Tuesday 1st October 2013 

Sydney Story Factory &ndash; Redfern

Where DO Ideas Come From?


5 September 2013 

Toowoomba Mail 

Who will have write stuff?


Monday 2 September 2013 

ABC South East Book Club With Belinda Sanders 

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Eleven Seasons by Paul D Carter


Saturday 10th August 

Animated Spaces  

Artist Ian McCallum Biograffiti Development Workshop


Sunday 4th August 

Kids Program & Byron Bay Writers Festival 


Monday 5th August 2013 

ABC South East Book Club With Belinda Sanders

Wonder by RJ Palacio


Thursday 25th July 2013 

Douglas Daly School 

Author Visit!

June / July 2013 Edition 

The Northerly Magazine

(Northern Rivers Writers Centre, hosts of the Byron Bay Writers Festival) 

Emerging writers get a hand with writers&rsquo; web


Monday July 1st 2013 

ABC South East Book Club With Belinda Sanders  

Bill the Bastard by Roland Perry


June 17th 2013

The Chronicle Guest Blog

CYA Judge June 2013 

25 entries judged for the children's picture book section of the Competition.


Monday June 3rd 2013 

ABC South East Book Club With Belinda Sanders

Life after Life by Kate Atkinson


Friday 17th May 2013 

Launched a Short Story Competition with QRRRWN and writers web. 


Monday May 2013 

ABC South East Book Club With Belinda Sanders  

Review: Jessica Rudd & Campaign Ruby


Tuesday 23rd April 2013 

School Based Program, with tutor Jodie Rigby, began at Toowoomba Prep


Wednesday 3rd April 2013 

Meeting: Jeni Caffin, Byron Bay Writers Festival  

* invite to participate in festival on Children&rsquo;s Day, Sunday 4th of August!


Tuesday 2nd April 2013 

International Children's Picture Book Day

New Child Writes website launched.


Monday 2nd April 2013 

ABC South East Book Club With Belinda Sanders

Review &ndash; Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling


Friday 8th March 2013 

International Women's Day

Guest Speaker at QRRRWN lunch in Toowoomba


Monday 2nd March 2013 

ABC South East Book Club With Belinda Sanders

Review:  More Than You Can Say, Paul Torday


Thursday 28th February 2013 

Meeting &ndash; Cath Keenan, Sydney Story Factory

* invite to have a &lsquo;Where DO ideas come from&rsquo; Workshop Tuesday 1st October!


Tuesday 19th - Thursday 21st February 2013 

First Child Writes Tutor Training

The GRID, Toowoomba


February 2013 Edition PEDALS Magazine 2013 

Giving Children a Voice   - article on Child Writes program


Monday 4th February 2013 

ABC South East Book Club with Belinda Sanders

Review &ndash; Born to Run by Christopher McDougall


December 2012 

Northern Rivers Writers Centre

The Northerly Magazine, Membership News


Thursday 29th November 2012 

Book Launch; The GRID, 


Friday 23rd November 2012 

Book Launch   - Middle Ridge State School


Friday 23rd November 2012 

Guest Blog with Clancy Tucker


Thursday 22nd November 2012 

Book Launch & Toowoomba Prep School


Monday 19th November 2012 

Book Launch; Sacred Heart Primary School


Wednesday 14th November 2012 

Where Do Ideas Come From; Workshop

Wirraglen Homeschooling Support Group


Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October 2012 

Gold Coast Writers Festival

Discussion Panel; writers web


Saturday 27th October 2012 

The Telegraph

Finding the words that speak of Toowoomba


Thursday 18th October 2012 Toowoomba Mail

Writing's in the Family

Father and son look forward to seeing each other names in print


Monday 15th October 2012 

ABC Regional Radio with Belinda Sanders 


Sunday 14th October 2012 

Book Launch - Words from Toowoomba

Toowoomba Wordsmiths official launch - Cr Sue Englart


Saturday 6th / Sunday 7th / Saturday 13th / Sunday 14th 

Workshop - My Time Toowoomba - The Grid

Breaking Bubbles & It Takes a Village

Co-ordinated by Lisa Gibb - rolling workshops for children with Autism / Aspergers or siblings of children with.  Book building.


Monday 17th September 2012 

ABC Regional Radio with Belinda Sanders  

Book Review: Secret Language of Flowers (Good Read)

QLD Writers Week 8th-14th October, Toowoomba Wordsmiths Anthology


Sunday 9th September 2012 

Brisbane Writers Festival

Janet; panellist for writers' web


Wednesday 29th August 2012 

The Chronicle Newspaper Article

QRRRWN Finalists


Wednesday 22nd August 2012 

Australian College of Educators - Book Night In

Speaker @ Mary Ryan's Bookstore

Book Week Celebration


Monday 20th August 

ABC Regional Radio with Belinda Sanders

Book Review: Fetish by Tara Moss (crime)

Miles of Course by Sulari Gentill (crime)


Tuesday 14th August 2012 


Finalist in the 2012 QRRRWN Strong Women Leadership Awards


August 2012 

Catalogue - Australian Book Group


Friday 27th July 2012 

Women's Publishing Network - Guest Speaker  

9.30-12.30pm Workshop

Botanical Cafe, Mt Coot-tha Road, Brisbane


Week 7 Term 2 Middle Ridge Newsletter, page 4 

A story about the IPPY Award</p>

July Magazine Queensland Writers Centre Magazine

Member Milestones -book launch / IPPY award


Monday 25th June 2012 

ABC Regional Radio

Book Review: This is How by Augusten Burroughs (self help)

JETSTAR Inflight Entertainment Magazine JULY

Child Writes and the IPPY Award

Style Magazine - JULY EDITION

Independent Book Review by Jill Temple

The Courier Mail


Friday June 15th 2012 

Authors Gain New Recognition with Overseas Gongs 

Article on the IPPY Awards in New York


Monday 4th June, 2012 


Child Writes: Creating a Children's Picture Book is Child's Play

Wins GOLD Best Adult Non-Fiction eBook< 


Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2012 

Emerging Writers Festival with writers's web

Trade table

Panel Chair (Sunday) Developing an Audience


Wednesday 30th May 2012 

Host a workshop at Toowoomba Regional Library

Where do ideas come from? -  2 hours


Monday 28 May 2012 

Workshop - Sacred Heart Primary School

I just wanted to thank you for sharing your enthusiasm, thoughts and ideas with our classes (2TD and 2/3C) on Monday.  Our students have been very keen to write their stories thanks to your input. We are now in the process of creating our own class publications complete with illustrations, hopefully by the end of term.  Thanks again for your time, you have boosted the students' motivation in an area where they needed it most.


Christine Conneely

Year 3 Teacher

Sacred Heart Primary School


Wednesday 23rd May 2012 

Host a workshop at Toowoomba Regional Library

Where do ideas come from? 1 hour


Tuesday 22nd May 2012 

The Chronicle

Inspiring all future budding authors


Monday 21st May 2012 

Book Launch! 

Child Writes: Creating a Children's Picture Book is Child's Play

Mary Ryan';s Bookstore, Toowoomba


Monday 21st May 2012 

ABC Regional Radio with David Ilife 

Book Review


Thursday 26th April 2012 


Nomination for 2012 Queensland Rural Regional and Remote  Women's Network Strong Women Leadership awards.


Tuesday 24th April 2012 

ABC Regional Radio with David Ilife

Book Review: Closer to Stone by Toowoomba born author: Simon Cleary.


Child Writes 2012

Classes begin... 

60 books anticipated being added to the library 

  • Toowoomba Preparatory School

  • Middle Ridge State School

  • Sacred Heart Primary School

  • The GRID!

  • Write NOW!


Sunday 25th March 2012 

A Weekend of Workshops at Woodlands of Marburg

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network

Where do IDEAS come from? a practical session for Professional Development.


Thursday 8th March 2012 

Interview with Megan Masters, Toowoomba Mail 

Article for launch of writers' web:


Wednesday 7th March 2012 

Interview ABC Radio with David Ilife

Launching writers' web


Monday 20TH February 2012 

ABC Regional Radio with Belinda Sanders

Book Review -  It is the National Year of Reading after all!

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (science fiction)

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill (literary fiction


Friday 17th February 2012 

Toowoomba Launch of National Year of Reading

Toowoomba Wordsmiths Catalogue of local speakers and self published books will be released.


Tuesday 14th February 2012 

Launch of National Year of Reading

Launch of Rr@PS

Helped with the advent of Rr@PS program at Toowoomba Prep (Reading and Relationships at Prep School)


Monday 23rd January 2012 

ABC Regional Radio with Belinda Sanders

Book Review &ndash; Ahn Do's The Happiest Refugee


Thursday 8th December   -   Central and North Burnett Times  

Budding Authors &ndash; Primary Students get published by Sue Harris

1st December 2011 &  Toowoomba Mail 

Page 5 - 100 Middle Ridge State School student book deals

Young Authors

11th November 2011   &ndash;   The Chronicle Newspaper 

Page 4 Student book writing to take to the skies


December 2011   -   Jetstar's Inflight Guide

Be sure to introduce your children to the wonderful Child Writes books available on the iPad.  Child Writes is a not-for-profit program that supports child literacy.  All 50 books are written and illustrated by primary school-aged children and Jetstar is delighted to be partnering with the program....'


Friday 18th November 2011 

ABC Regional Radio with Belinda Sanders

Interview: Child Writes books fly with Jetstar


Monday 5th December  ,   Book Launch

Eidsvold State School


Wednesday 23rd November     Book Launch

Middle Ridge Primary School 


Wednesday 17th November   -   Book Launch

Toowoomba Preparatory School 


October 16th 2011 Toowoomba Wordsmiths 

First meeting A writers group formed in Toowoomba, with the intention of supporting each other with the craft of writing and the inevitable slog that comes from self promotion!


October 10th to 15th 2011  -  Queensland Writers Week 

 Organised local writers to join audiences in 'The Hot Seat' sharing their writing adventures, pitfalls and successes.   Press releases daily resulted in coverage twice in The Chronicle newspaper.


September 22nd 2011 Stellar Inflight Meeting

Meeting with Simone Ashby to have a look at the about to be launched iPads with the Child Writes books featuring in the children's entertainment section.  We did it! The kids words will fly!


September 13th 2011 Eidsvold Dash

More for my record than your thoughts -; these  were not always covered in the grant application funding.

 Child Writes donation by way of support.


September 11th 2011CYA Conference

Again, volunteered for the day -; there were thirty passionate child author / illustrators on site, immersing themselves in the wisdom and experienced of amazing presenters


September 6 - 8 2011 Ipswich Festival of Children's Literature

Happily volunteered to assist moving the hundreds of children around the sessions at this glorious festival


August 5th 2011      

Byron Bay Writers Festival

Three days immersed in words, thoughts and laughter

Still not on the presenters list.  Still working on that though!


Friday 22 July     

Eidsvold Dash

35 students at Eidsvold State School

A day in the classroom


Thursday 21 July | Eidsvold Dash

35 students at Eidsvold State School

A day in the classroom plus editing that night

Food Tales - QWC 


Thursday 26th May 2011  

Meet Sarah Gory and promised to start a writers group in Toowoomba!

Term Two & Three Middle Ridge State School

Starts the Child Writes sessions for the year.  Two hour blocks, every Wednesday.  21 Students.


Monday 9 May 2011 & Toowoomba Prep School | Term Two

Two hour blocks, every Monday.  14 Students.


Thurs 28 April 2011, State Library

If:Books - The Readers Symposium.

Any chance you are reading this - go to the (Queensland Writers Centre) and see if you can find the recorded presentations.  Incredible speakers gathered for a day of conversation and lecture regarding the future of the book.  We are certainly amidst very interesting and exciting times.

Eidsvold State School   - The first test site for Child Writes without me!

What an amazing place.  Two dedicated teachers are working with their classes (for the primary school it is a composite class Years 3,4,5,6 - get your head around that!) through the Child Writes programme.  I am editing by remote.  As the children finish each draft of their story - I get my hands on it and help scrub! 

If anyone knows of any VIP who would love a trip to Eidsvold to keep the momentum going and to create a buzz - please let me know.

Every Wednesday afternoon .... March, 2011   -   Pyjama Foundation reader.

Quess what .... Three years ago, I read to a litle girl as part of the Pyjama Foundation. She moved homes (actually, she moved three times, making her resume of the world seven homes before she was five.  I lost touch with her as she moved to another city.  Well, she is back in Toowoomba and yes, I am back on deck.  This dishy kid is now seven, remembers EVERYTHING and is a spectacular human being.  It is a honour to be in her world!

February 2011   -   Class has started ...  

Toowoomba Prep School has 13 students this year participating in the full 28 week program.  Term one underway - goal and aspiration is for all children to have a story by the end of the term.

Each Monday morning   -   Pyjama Foundation reader 

The little boy is now four and is still divine.

Deep breath - Now for 2011

Guess what - I am not a columnist!

Was dumped by Style - they still printed my last story (submitted to meet deadline as I was going to be away - what a star) in the Jan 2011 edition.


Am missing the challenge of regular writing.....

Each week on Tuesday   -   Term Three and Term Four, 2010

Reading to Prep kids at Rockville State School as part of the Let's Read Program, supported by the Smith Family.

Each week on Wednesday   -   Pyjama Foundation reader   - reading to foster children.

I read to a three year old boy who is absolutely DIVINE!

I did it!  I did it!  I actually committed to a competition   - 30 ideas for children's books in 30 days.

I will let you know how I go!

Work!  It is coming out of my ears ..... Speakers Ink gig ..... 


Tuesday 14th December 2010 

Brisbane City Council Library Service - Summer Reading Program.

Three libraries: Indooroopilly,Toowong, Mt Ommaney.

GUESS WHAT .... I am a columnist!  

A monthly story for Style Magazine


I write for Friday On-Line Magazine

The children this year donated a copy of their book to the Children's ward at the Toowoomba Base Hospital, the Royal Brisbane Hospital School and the Child and Mental Health Unit AND the Pyjama Foundation Library in Toowoomba.

Thursday - 28th November 2010   -   Toowoomba Prep Writers Group book launch

Another twenty titles have been added to Boogie Books list!

A full catalogue of the Child Writes books is nearly finished.


CYA Conference 2010 - 4 September, 2010 

Speaking about Self Publishing   - "Self Publishing - Are you game?"

And another one..... c/- Speakers Ink

Author in residence for the official opening of the Fairholme Library,


10th September 2010  

oh, oh, oh - guess what !  

I have my first gig c/- Speakers Ink

Book Week,


Thursday 26th of August, 2010   - at Our Lady of the Southern Cross College, Dalby

How exciting!

It's a magazine .........Friday Online 

First edition of the new magazine was published

Articles accepted for publication - 

"What is all the Bieber"  page 44

"Honey, we have great news ...." page 43

"Flying Solo" page 42


April 20th, 2010 

Ideas Workshop - Year 3, The Toowoomba Preparatory School.  

'Where do ideas come from' .... a workshop covering a diverse range of thoughts - from yoga exercises to pure contour drawing; construction of characters using words or lines; and the potential story which is character inspired.


March 10th, 2010 

Letter from Pyjama Angels  

"Hi Emma,

Thank you for all your wonderful help with inspirational ideas and story starters!  'Quirky Stories by Queensland Kids' was a great success and we are looking to write another book next year.  Please enjoy your copy.  Regards, Hannah Jones."

March - HIghlife Magazine .... Issue 21 - Autumn.

Page 77 Highlife / Student - Published author Lainey Neucom - by Ally Martell, Image by John Sessarago


February 18th, 2010 

Article: 'Authors discover the joy of writing', The Chronicle, Toowoomba.


February 15th, 2010 

Presentation at the Toowoomba Regional Library   ..... The Middle Ridge Writers Group (c/- Ashley Smith Orthodontics and Preston Peak Winery) donated a set of books to the library.   With Kim on hand to represent these businesses, Mrs Jill Temple (Literacy Legend at Middle Ridge State School) Cr Carol Taylor and Cr Ros Scotney  were on hand as we presented the books to the Children&rsquo;s Librarian, Liz Deouet.

With a literacy champions like that in our city - we are indeed fortunate!


February, 2010 

New batch of Child Writes participants in a new workshop   - twenty children from the Toowoomba Preparatory School - have started their first session this week (8th Feb!)


January, 2010 

Received all six stories back from Koala Publishing   - three with a slip of paper (With Compliments) .... three without!

Rewriting and polishing still continues.



December, 3-9, 2009 

Children Publish Own Books   - by Stuart Cumming, Toowoomba Mail


November, 2009 

Yvonne Blakeney's second book "The Wobbly Tooth" is at the printers! 


November, 2009 

Book Launch Middle Ridge State School   - Thursday 26th November

Book Launch Sacred Heart Primary School   - Monday 23rd November


November, 2009 

Submitted a proposal for the CYA later Alligator Conference

(Children and Young Adult Literature)


September 12. 2009 

CYA Conference, in partnership with the Brisbane Writers Festival

A day of workshops with writers Jackie French, Meredith Costain, Peter Carnavas

Publisher Pitch to UQP Katrina Schulz and to Woolshed Press / Random House Leonie Tyle


August 28, 2009 

Deb Pacholke &ndash; Book Launch

Eric The Echidna Has Lost His Spikes

Hi Emma,

Thank you for coming to the breakfast this morning. You were instrumental in getting my book off the ground. Thank you for all your wisdom. I am very happy with how it turned out. I had great support from all involved.




August 27, 2009 

Book Week &ndash; Sacred Heart Primary School 

Level Two students &ndash; Author talk.


July 19, 2009 

Yvonne Blakeney &ndash; Book Launch

Where's Elf?


Term Three & 2009 

Child Writes

Middle Ridge State School - Wednesday 1pm to 3pm

Sacred Heart Primary School -; Thursday 1pm to 3pm

Each week for ten weeks, Emma will be at these schools teaching the Child Writes program.

Each child participating will have completed their illustrations after the September holidays and in Term Four, Emma sets up the books to PDF print ready.  The book launches are to be held at the end of November!


July 15,16,17, 

Talented and Gifted Children Workshops

Twenty children participating in over ten hours of workshops - proposal is for them to reach the finished dummy rough stage (or to have enough information to do so!)


June 27 

Second Session - Year of the Novel with Grace Duggan at the Queensland Writers Centre. 


May 21, 2009 

I was so lucky on Friday.  Sacred Heart School invited me to listen to a presentation and workshop by Franee Lessac.  It was inspiring to hear how Frane approaches her projects and the amount of research which is conducted before the illustrations even begin.  She was impressed with the books the children wrote last year as part of the Child Writes program.  She said she had never seen children produce finished work of this calibre!  We were all very excited, especially the children who were involved with Child Writes in 2008!

Franee Lessac is an award-winning artist, author and illustrator of children's books, publishing over 30 books to date. (


May 1, 2009 

Submission: Black Dog Books -;An Unlikely Book of Monsters

Expect twelve weeks for consideration & reply Check in August!


March 31, 2009 

Attended the Guiding Writers Workshop, hosted by Literacy Solutions. 

Toowoomba City Golf Club


March 11, 2009 

Competition - CYA Writing and Illustrating Competition 2009

Sent: An Unlikely Book of Monsters / Mind the Time / Togs n Dogs / Ellie and Claudia and First Chapter of Bakers Dozen.  If there is any feedback from any other source, simply withdraw the entry.  Competition closes June 1.  Short Listed entries are notified Monday 1 September.


March 10, 2009 

Submission: Scholastic &. Omnibus Books, 2335 Unley Road, Malvern, SA. 

An Unlikely Book of Monsters / Mind the Time / Togs &lsquo;n Dogs / Ellie and Claudia

Expect twelve weeks for consideration = Check in June 10th! (Rejected!)


Tuesday 10 March, 2009 

Article: The Chronicle - Why we love where we live. 


Friday 27, February     Submission to Arena Friday Pitch

See below for more information. 

The pitch - Presumptions of Darkness, Story One

Outcome - Rejection -. IN WRITING!

.....Thanks for your submission to Friday Pitch.  While your writing shows merit and your entry was much stronger than many others we receive, I'm afraid we won't be pursuing the rest of the manuscript.......


February 26, 2009  

Meeting with James McDonald Buchanan   (Photographer / Writer)

Consultation about the production of books and the possibilities for his project.


February 23, 2009   

at Mary Ryan's; Consultation with Helen Pearson and Robyn Reid

About books, picture books; the processes, the adventure of self publishing and more!


February 12, 2009   

Entered Allan Marshall Short Story Award

Hosted by the Nillumbik Shire Council in Victoria, the home of Allan Marshall, the author of I Can Jump Puddles.  Results from the judging process will be announced in late May -; fingers crossed.  

(Oh, the story - Two for One)


Friday 13, 2009     

Submission of Manuscript to CAL Cultural Fund - Rejected!

A full copy of Bakers Dozen plus synopsis.


February 6, 2009    

Submission to Arena Friday Pitch

Louise Thurtell at Allen and Unwin has opened the doors to authors to send a pitch for their novels on Fridays and Friday ONLY!  Need to send in first chapter and a synopsis.  Sent Ellie&rsquo;s introduction to A Bakers Dozen &hellip;. Outcome:  REJECTION via silence!

Reaction: Celebration! Mem Fox and JK Rowling both talk about receiving many rejections &ndash; bring it on!


January 29, 2009

At Mary Ryan Meeting with Deb Pacholke & she is writing a book about an echidna who has lost its quills

Dear Emma,

Thank you very much for meeting with me this morning. You are an inspiration. I can just see the children glowing with pride at seeing their book in print. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge with me. And forgive me for not springing for the coffee. I feel really bad for not having offered. My thought patterns just aren't quick enough at the moment and I do blame it on the chemotherapy. ( Definitely "chemo brain"). Next time it's my shout.

Regards Deb


January 26, 2009  

Email feedback for Ester de Boer 

A very talented illustrator / writer, working on a book about Gnerk!


New Years Resolution

To start again with the committees and contributions made in order to make more time to work!

  • Resign from Voices on the Range (Youth Festival) committee.

  • Resign from Peak 2 Park (charity fun run) committee.

  • Still involved with the Pyjama Foundation

  • Still involved with NAPCAN

  • Still driving Child Writes!


December 4, 2008 

Article - The Chronicle Young students put pen to published paper for project

November 4, 2008 

Guest speaker  - Melbourne Cup Lunch, Dalby

August 22, 2008 

Middle Ridge Primary School - start round four, Child Writes

August 20, 2008 

Sacred Heart Primary School - start round one, Child Writes

August 19, 2008 

Lunchtime concert  - Middle Ridge State School

August 18, 2008 

Author Visit  Year Three - East State School

August 14, 2008 

Author Visit  Preschool - Mary McKillop

July, 2008 

Exhibition at Parkhouse Cafe Toowoomba 

Original Illustrations Lily Fabourama Glamourama, I Can Do Anything.

July, 2008 

Article - Toowoomba';s Child  "Sniffles, snuffles and sneezes"

May, 2008 

Article - Toowoomba's Child.  "Mummy, am I fat?"

May  17, 2008

Article - Toowoomba Chronicle. Angels adopt can-do attitude on books 

May  12, 2008 

Author visit, Mater Dei Primary School   (Teacher: Kathy Golightly)

Emma visited our school in the lead up to the recent Year 3/5/7 Testing. She spoke with vigour and passion about her journey of writing and publishing a book. The children thoroughly enjoyed the presentation, learning much about how to treat their audience when writing, how to plan a narrative and how to effectively use a storyboard. Emma sparked a real enthusiasm in the children for writing. What a glorious gift indeed!

Thanks, Emma.

April, 2008 

Article - Toowoomba's Child  "To share or not to share - what is fair?"

March, 2008 

Article - Toowoomba's Child  ";I agree entirely!"

February, 2008 

Article - Toowoomba's Child  "You are going WHERE?"

January 18, 2008 

Guest Speaker, McGregor Summer School  , Rebecca Barrett's ;Illustrating Children's Books

December, 2007 

Toowoomba City Library - Towards 2050 Writers Workshop (co-host with Damien Kamholtz)

November, 2007 

Setup and Printed -  "Where's Elf" by Yvonne Blakeney, Toowoomba 

October, 2007 

Article - Toowoomba's Child  "I hereby tender my resignation, with resignation!"

September, 2007 

Toowoomba City Council  - Towards 2050 Children's Festival & Writers Workshop

September, 2007 

Article - Toowoomba's Child  "Treasure this time, it goes so quickly."

September 10, 2007 

Article - The Chronicle Campaign to keep our kids from harm

September 1, 2007

Script for book for Tarn McLean’s “Interpersonal Environments”


August – November, 2007

Middle Ridge Writers Group 2007


August, 2007

Article – Toowoomba’s Child. “Yesterday was a shocker”


August 30, 2007

Author Visit to Sacred Heart Prepies


August 18, 2007

Workshop with Dr Virginia Lowe, Create a Kids Book


July, 2007

Article – Toowoomba’s Child. “Pots and potions”


July 26 – 29, 2007

Byron Bay Writers Festival


June, 2007

Article – Toowoomba’s Child. “She says tomatoes”


June 28, 2007

Submitted first manuscript “Baker’s Dozen” to the ABC Fiction Awards


May, 2007

Article – Toowoomba’s Child. “Is it worth it… renovate or not to renovate?”


May 10/ 11, 2007

Voices on the Range, Launch and then Rebecca Sparrow’s session


April, 2007

Article – Toowoomba’s Child.  “Case in point”


March 24/25, 2007

Workshop with Rebecca Berrett


March, 2007

Article – Toowoomba’s Child. “It WILL be good…”


February, 2007

Article – Toowoomba’s Child. “Stomp slam sigh school holidays”


November, 2006

Article – Toowoomba’s Child. “What! It’s Christmas Time?”


November, 2006

Started as a monthly contributor to Toowoomba’s Child, a magazine from the Revive stable


August - November, 2006

Middle Ridge Writers Group 2006


Donation of Books to "Fresh Hope"
A Rehabilitation Centre with a program for mothers and their children ensuring that the mothers rehabilitation is not hindered by separation from their children.

Term 3, 2006
Middle Ridge Writers Group-Term 3,2006.
Women's Weekly writing competition results-August
Reply from Brisbane’s Child - August


August, 2006

“Writer in Residence Programme” St Saviours, Toowoomba


August 11, 2006

Article – Rural Weekly. Writers develop skills


 June 15, 2006

Submitted Story

“Out of the mouths of babes” to Brisbane’s Child (Monthly Magazine)


 June 13, 2006

NAPCAN Launch – here in Toowoomba!


June 10 & 11, 2006 

Art in the Woolshed – First Group Exhibition


April 26, 2006

Official Opening – Voices on the Range


March 11, 2006

A workshop with Rebecca Barrett and Yvonne Winer!


March 10, 2006

Agnew High School

Guest Speaker – Illustration and Books


February 2, 2006

Submitted story “Spilt Milk” to Women’s Weekly writing competition


January 2006

Summer McGregor School

Illustration with Rebecca Berrett

70 – Contact Hours and Exhibition


December 2005

Revive Magazine – Feature Article, Page 5, Picture Perfect


December 1, 2005

Book Launch – Middle Ridge Writers Group


October 7, 2005

Lecture – USQ

Guest of Damian Kamholtz – First year visual arts students


October/ November 2005

Middle Ridge Primary School

A series of workshops, ten week period


October 17, 2005

Without Glass Cages – an exhibition featuring 20 outstanding women of Toowoomba’s community, a celebration of Queensland’s Centenary of Women’s Suffrage Exhibition Official Opening, Toowoomba City Gallery.  I was one of the women featured!


September 18, 2005

Guest Story Reader – Play on Play tent at the Carnival of Flowers Festival


September 4-10, 2005

Child Protection Week


For details and events in your State


September 8, 2005

Middle Ridge Primary School (Celebrating Numeracy & Literacy Week, 2005)

All Grades


September 6, 2005

Guest Speaker

Middle Ridge Primary School (Celebrating Numeracy & Literacy Week, 2005)


September 1, 2005

Millmerran State School

Workshops – All Grades


August 31, 2005

Millmerran State School

All Grades


August 30, 2005

Sacred Heart Primary School Toowoomba

Streams 2 and 3


August 25, 2005

Sacred Heart Primary School Toowoomba

Preschool and Grade One


August 24, 2005

Holy Name, Toowoomba

All Grades


The Toowoomba Preparatory School

Reading – Preschool Group 3-7pm


August 22, 2005

Reading/ Workshops – Mary McKillop Catholic School Highfields – All Grades


August 3, 2005

9.30am – 11am Workshops Year 2, Middle Ridge Primary School


Spring 2005

Highlife – Back Page ….. Book Review


July 28, 2005

9.30am – 11.00am Workshops Year 2, Middle Ridge Primary School


July 4, 2005

The Chronicle

“Disparate group find one thing in common”


June 25, 2005

“Time Will Tell”

Toowoomba Education Centre


June 18, 2005

“Time a telling tale in home-grown book”

The Chronicle


June 3, 2005

St Monica’s, Oakey

Special Guest – Assembly


June 1, 2005

“Our Lady of Lourdes Preschool”, Newtown



May 25, 2005

Miya Miya Child Care Centre



May 19, 2005

The Toowoomba Preparatory School – Narrative Workshops


May 4, 2005

The Chronicle. Publishing winners in the Toowoomba Education centre’s Self Publishing competition


April 29, 2005

Showcase Evening – Gingham, Margaret Street Toowoomba


April 27 & 28, 2005

Voices on the Range Youth Cultural Festival – USQ


April 27, 2005

Official Launch – “Lily, Fabourama, Glamourama” at the opening of Voices on the Range at the Empire Theatre


March 21, 2005

Newspaper Article – The Chronicle

“Young mother proves point to daughters by writing books”


February 25-27, 2005

Primary Connections Exhibition Exhibitor – original illustrations exhibited with nine other artists, ceramicists, sculptors and leadlight - showcasing talent from two states.  


February 27 & 28, 2005

Presenter – Upper primary/ secondary. Voices on the Range


February 25 – 27, 2005

Primary Connections Exhibition – Toowoomba

(original art work and original illustrations and books included in the exhibition)


September 15, 2004

Workshop – Our Lady of Lourdes, Toowoomba, Year 6 with Sandra Rosentreter


September 8, 2004

Workshop – Toowoomba Preparatory School Year 1


September 7, 2004

Newsletter – Toowoomba Preparatory School


September 2, 2004

Supporter – NAPCAN (National Assoc. for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) Fundraiser Breakfast, Customs House Brisbane ( ) via Book Donations


September 2, 2004

Toowoomba’s Mail, Pg5 – Article “Notes from an ordinary author” & photo


August 27, 2004

Workshops – St Stevens, Pittsworth – Various Levels


August 26, 2004

Workshops – St Stevens, Pittsworth – Various Levels


August 25, 2004

Workshops – St Monica’s, Oakey – Various Levels


August 25, 2004

Preschool newsletter – Sacred Heart Primary School, Toowoomba


August 24, 2004

Workshops – Sacred Heart Primary School, Toowoomba – Lower Primary


August 9, 2004

Special Guest Speaker – Concordia Primary School, Toowoomba (Book Launch)


June 24, 2004

Judge – Darling Downs Region, Nestle Write around Australia Competition


June 23, 2004

Reading – Little Saints Playgroup


June 22, 2004

Chiselhurst Kindergarten/ Playgroup

Guest Story Teller 


June 16, 2004

Reading - “I Can Do Anything” to Playgroup at Amagine - The Castle, Bernoth Centre Toowoomba


June 10, 2004

Co-Exhibitor – Hunter Gather launch of concept store Gingham


June 8, 2004

Workshop for Teacher Librarians – Catholic Schools Librarians Conference

St Mary’s Primary School, Warwick

(This is where I met the beautiful Jan Watkins!)


May – June 2004

Advertisement – Australian Grain Magazine & Periodicals Toowoomba p.51


May 2004

Article – The Fairholme Newsletter


May 18, 2004

Workshop – The Fairholme College Year 1-7


April 2004

Article – Toowoomba East State School News Letter


March 22, 2004

Article – St Thomas Moore’s School News letter


March 19, 2004

Reading – Toowoomba East Preschool

Workshop- Yeah 1b and 1/3f


March 9, 2004

Reading – St Thomas More’s Preschool

Workshop – St Thomas More’s Year 7


February 17, 2004

Article – Middle Ridge Register Newsletter


January 1, 2004

Article – The Glen Innes Examiner (pg2)


December 10, 2003

The Chronicle – In Brief – Book Release


December 10, 2003

Interview – with Graeme Healy 4 GR radio station


November 20, 2003

Article – Toowoomba Preparatory School News Letter


Book Launch – That Kids Shop

(with Jen Perrignon and Cath Imray)




Wrote and Illustrated and Published ‘I Can Do Anything’

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