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Space and Place for Everyone

The Gender Continuum The past decade has seen a rapid rise in people “coming out” as transgender. The Gender Affirmation Plan is now a stock-standard form of any school, alongside the Asthma Management Plan, Diabetes Management Plan and Anaphylaxis Management Plan. The provision of space for gender diversity is to be applauded: this is one… Continue reading Space and Place for Everyone

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Reedsy Review #13

Warning: contains football I chose to review this book because I remember the incident mentioned in the blurb on our national news. I did not realise this book would have quite so much football as it does! The timing of my reading this autobiography coincided with our Australian Football League's finals season. This is the… Continue reading Reedsy Review #13

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Reedsy Review #12

Rainbow Body: a delightful anthology of poetry by Neysa King. I can't resist poetry. When I look at the plethora of books on offer as Advanced Reader Copies from Reedsy I find myself consistently drawn to the poetic form. Rainbow Body intrigued me from the start: I hope you enjoy my review! Who knows: maybe… Continue reading Reedsy Review #12

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Reedsy Review #11

The book that started as a film, and then a play This book was too enticing to resist: a YA comedy-thriller about a regular teen who acquires extraordinary powers, with no knowledge of how and why. Great for its target audience of young adults, this book will especially be loved by reluctant readers: it's snappy… Continue reading Reedsy Review #11

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Guest Editor of the Babe Letter

I'm lucky enough to have discovered HerStry and Babes Who Write, a dynamic and inclusive writing space for women. It's a place for me to meet other authors, discuss things writerly and sharpen my writing tools. I personally get a lot out of these interactions and feel like I am always learning new things about… Continue reading Guest Editor of the Babe Letter

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***NEW RELEASE***

Journey into the Shadow and the Sunshine IT'S ARRIVED! HOT OFF THE PRESS! Super excited to present my new creation to the world: I'm proud to be the author of TWO published books! As any author knows, it takes a lot of work to create a book: to write it, edit it, review it, get… Continue reading ***NEW RELEASE***

Admirable Artists, Wonderful Writing

Inspiring Poetry = Inspired World

OutLoud Secondary Digital Slam! 2020 FinalAmanda Gorman This time last year this arrived in my inbox from the Wheeler Centre (a place which does everything writing, for and about writers, named after its patrons Maureen and Tony Wheeler of Lonely Planet fame): Here's that reminder you asked for. Tomorrow from 6.15pm (AEDT), you can tune… Continue reading Inspiring Poetry = Inspired World

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Award-winning legal crime?

Remember Samiksha Battacharjee? Having reviewed her YA book I believe she has a great future as an author, and will make a strong contribution to the literary world, especially in the creative space for - and by - young people. Well, Legal Crime has been shortlisted for an award where anybody in the world can… Continue reading Award-winning legal crime?

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Artist Profile: Emilie Zoey Baker

Award-winning Australian poet, Emilie Zoey Baker I first came across this delightful poet last year, through her playful poem: I have a hat with tiny woolen ears I have a hat with tiny woolen ears When I put it on I hear secret things.I didn’t know it when I bought it butI pick up sounds I… Continue reading Artist Profile: Emilie Zoey Baker