Every Writer Needs an Office

So. I'm writing a book. Allegedly. Dear glory I hope Kristina from UQP is not reading this...but I promise it will one day sit alongside those lovely UQP spines above! It's been a *&%@#$...

Books for Children on Separation and Divorce

A lovely member of the Your Kid's Next Read Facebook group asked the other day about books for young children which help to explain divorce. I had done a post several year ago on...

Forward Facing Bookshelves

I can't tell you how many people ask me about the bookshelf below, from a blog post back in 2012 (I also cannot believe I've been online that long). I am a huge fan...

Review: ‘Because of You’ by Pip Harry

Title: ‘Because of You’ Author: Pip Harry Publisher: UQP Age Range: 15+ Themes: homelessness, belonging, hope, stereotypes, identity, friendship, addiction, alcoholism, community service, homosexuality, teen pregnancy. ‘Books can save anyone. If they’re the right ones.’ Tiny is 18, homeless and...

Thai-riffic comes to the Stage!

It's Megan here, not back to regular programming, but dipping my toe in as I have been looking at literary options for the upcoming school holidays, when I'm taking the girls to Sydney. My...

Somewhat Bookish Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

I update my Mother's Day gift guide most years on the blog, so that we all (including me) have an easily email-able/text-able to children/husbands/partners! This way they have a nice list of gifts to...

Easter Gifts Part Four: All the Pretty Things

We don’t do lots of Easter gifts, as it's really not about the gifts...but I do rather love the pale colours and PRETTIES that are around at this time of year! Our backyard hens...

A Literary Easter Gift Supporting MND

My parents regularly attend talks at The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane on many and varied topics and the latest one was on Motor Neurone Disease (MND), with Wayne Patterson as a guest speaker. MND or...

Easter Gifts Part Two: For the Grownups

I spoke earlier in the week about my love of Easter 'homewares'. I seem unable to resist the whites, greys and pastel perfection of bunnies, bilbies and homewares. I don’t really love Christmas home decor…but...

14th Feb Books About Love!

I’m not a fan of Valentines Day and all that jazz, I do love books about love. There is nothing better than settling into bed with a small, freshly washed child and reading a...