Hello all you gorgeous Harbour Green kids!

November 28, 2012 at 8:49 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Thanks to Lili Pang, English Head Teacher at Harbour Green VSA Kindergarten, for a fabulous afternoon with the gorgeous K3A children – they were so attentive and well-behaved – well done teachers! We had a lot of fun learning about the Chinese Zodiac with Pin Yin Panda and working out where all the stickers go in the book! Photos to come!

Hello Fukien Secondary School Affiliated School!

November 22, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hello and thank you to all the fabulous kids and teachers at Fukien Secondary School Affiliated School for a great afternoon of story readings and fun! It was wonderful to meet you all, and to introduce my naughty but nice Pin Yin Panda! And special thanks to Stella Cheung for arranging the visit! I hope you all enjoy my books!

Green Alert!! The Christmas Competition has been posted!

November 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Hello all you clever writers out there! It’s time for a new Clever Competition – and this time the subject is out of this world! With Christmas just over a month away, what better topic than Christmas on Mars! Go to my Clever Competition Page (above) right away for all the details!  Now I know you’re all busy with lots of concerts and assemblies and fun before the Christmas break, and I also know that many of you love to write stories in the holidays, so I’m giving you until Friday 18 January to get your entries in. Have fun!

Thank you AISS Singapore!

November 16, 2012 at 11:53 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A big thank you to lovely librarian Jo-Anne Ward and the teachers and kids of the Australian International School Singapore for giving me such a warm welcome yesterday! It was great to read you my Tale of Pin Yin Panda, and to do some writing workshops with some of you too! I’m looking forward to seeing some funny and fabulous AISS entries in my next Clever Competition, which I’ll be announcing this weekend! Here’s a photo of me with some of the gorgeous kids and Jo-Anne!

Great News from New South Wales, Australia!

November 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

I’m over the moon! I’ve just been advised that all the Chinese Calendar Tales – including our new Tale for the Year of the Snake next year – have been added to the New South Wales Premier’s Reading Challenge Reading List for 2013! I can’t wait for all those NSW kids to meet Chester Choi, Run Run Rat, Oswald Ox, Temujin the Tiger, Rhonda Rabbit and Pin Yin Panda…not to mention our lovely new Snake – whose name is TOP SECRET!!! But just as a little celebration, here’s her very charming face! She’s back from the printers on Friday this week!

Hellooooo AISS Singapore!

November 12, 2012 at 10:47 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Hello all you funny and fabulous kids at the Australian International School Singapore! I can’t wait to see you all on Thursday! We’re going to have lots of fun with that naughty Pin Yin Panda and with some writing workshops – I’m looking forward to reading your riveting stories!

Thank you Tom Keneally!

November 7, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Here is a photo of me with Australia’s great writer Tom Keneally, who a lot of grown-ups will know is the author of the Booker Prize winning novel Schindler’s Ark, later made into the Academy Award winning movie Schindler’s List. I met Tom, his wife Judy and his lovely granddaughter Alex at the Capital Literary Festival in Beijing last year. I am very proud to tell you  that Tom has written one of the blurbs for the back of my new book for next year! And I’m even prouder to say that Tom says that my books are “unique in children’s literature”! Only one more week till the book gets back from the printers…


Well done Gabby Green for winning First Place in my Autumn Haiku Competition, Grade 4 to 6 Section!

November 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Here’s a lovely photo of Gabby and I taken at the Australian International School! Well done Gabby on your First Place – and keep on writing!


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