January 28, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


WOW! GEE WHIZZIKINS!! NEE NOO WOP!!! That was a HUGE competition! With 84 entries from 9 schools all around Asia, judging my latest Clever Competition – A Martian Christmas Story Competition – has been a GARGANTUAN effort worthy of a MEGA-MARTIAN! But at last I’m finished and the results are out! Go to my Clever Competitions page right away to see all the winning entries!

And extra special congratulations to Daniel Kim, winner of the 6 Years and Under Section; Shaan Mutreja, winner of the Grade 2 to 3, 7 Years Plus Section; and Valerie Ang, winner of the Grade 4 to 6 Section!

Hello to all you gorgeous Victoria South Horizons Kindy kids!

January 28, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments



DSCF2679 - CopyA big hello and thank you to all the lovely K3 kids and teachers at Victoria South Horizons! We had a wonderful afternoon today, learning all about the Chinese Zodiac animals with Pin Yin Panda – it was fun!

Have patience!

January 25, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

dreamstimefree_239083Have patience all you wonderful writers out there! I’m still judging the Clever Competition, so give me just a few days more and I’ll announce the results! Your stories are great and I’m really enjoying them!

Thank you Discovery College!

January 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


A big thank you to Leanne Sercombe and the clever kids of Primary One for a fabulous day of learning about writing stories! We learnt all about characters, settings and the different types of stories, as well as building story mountains! It was fun! And it was even more fun introducing you all to my lovely Sybil Snake – sssssssss!


January 19, 2013 at 6:46 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Time’s up in my Martian Christmas Story Writing Competition and a big THANK YOU to all you fabulous writers who sent me such wonderful stories! I can’t wait to read them all! I’ll be starting the judging shortly, and will let you all know by the end of next week who the finalists are! Keep on writing!

Thank you to the team at ABC3 TV for a dream come true!

January 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wow that was fun! This morning I went to the ABC3 studios in Melbourne to record some special footage for Chinese New Year viewing around Australia! I had so much fun talking to presenters Amberley and Kaled about Chinese New Year and my new book The Tale of Sybil Snake – and I even got to throw two cream pies in Kaled’s face! I’ve been dreaming of throwing cream pies since I was a kid! Thanks Amberley, Kaled, fabulous producer Conor Ayres and the whole team at ABC3 for a funny and fabulous time!

If you’d like to see the program at Chinese New Year, just tune into ABC3 in the morning on Sunday 10th and Monday 11th February!

A date for your diary in Hong Kong!

January 12, 2013 at 4:13 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Hello to all my lovely Hong Kong fans and followers! Here’s a special date for your diaries: the launch of The Tale of Sybil Snake in Hong Kong on Saturday 2nd February at 2pm at Bookazine Princes Building! Here is your invitation – I’d love to see you there! Don’t forget to ask mum or dad to RSVP at the address shown on the invitation!

Bookazine launch 2013

Sybil Snake is getting ready to strike!

January 8, 2013 at 5:53 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

coverdummy - CopyHere she is at last! The latest beastie in the Chinese Calendar Tales is getting ready to strike at Chinese New Year! And if you live in Australia, you can get a special sneek peek in January!

Come and meet Sybil in person on Sunday 20th January at 3pm, when Sybil will be having her official Australian launch at the Secret Garden Bookshop at Mt Tamborine in Queensland – there’ll be a reading, booksigning, quiz, colouring pages and prizes galore! Come along and join in all the fun! Here’s your special invitation – I hope to see you there!

Secret Garden launch invitation Sybil Snake 2013

Calling all Martians! Just 10 days to go in my Clever Competition!

January 8, 2013 at 5:44 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Neee Nooo! Neee Nooo! That’s Martian for “Happy New Year and Get a Move On”!! You’ve got just 10 days to go till the deadline for my Christmas writing Competition! Go to my Clever Competition page above for all the details about how to enter!

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