GIDDY UP! Just two weeks to go in my Clever Competition!

May 31, 2014 at 9:24 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Hello again! Here is your quick reminder that there are just TWO WEEKS to go to get your entries into my Super Silk Road Story Writing Competition! Just click on the Clever Competitions tab above for all the details! So giddy up and get writing!!

Fun and games at HIS in Shenzhen!

May 31, 2014 at 9:14 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Thank you to lovely teachers Vivian Chan (L) and Elaine Ge (R) for a very warm welcome at HIS in Shenzhen yesterday! Chester Choi and I met the gorgeous kids of Primary 1 and their mums and dads in the morning, and then in the afternoon Pin Yin Panda and I met the fun and feisty kids of Primary 2 and their mums and dads too!  What with story readings and games with my stuffed toys, we all had a lot of fun!

Helloooo to the kids and staff of Green Oasis School in Shenzhen!

May 22, 2014 at 10:40 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Huge thanks to the lovely Viv Baikie (above) for hosting me yesterday at Green Oasis School in Shenzhen! I had a fabulous day meeting all the kids, from Grade One to Grade Six, and introducing them to my Chinese Calendar Tales! We learned the fabulous history of the Silk Road with my mysterious Dark Horse, we screamed and roared with Temujin the Tiger, and we had a lot of fun with the Great Race and that vain but loveable Pin Yin Panda! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did!

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Just 23 days left in my Super Silk Road Story Competition!

May 20, 2014 at 4:24 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hello all you talented writers out there! Time is ticking by, and if you haven’t written your story yet for my Clever Competition, you’d better jump on your camel and hurry up! Make sure you check the rules on my Clever Competitions page above – I can’t wait to read your entry!

Hello to the gorgeous Grade Ones at Discovery College!

May 15, 2014 at 6:07 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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This afternoon I returned to Discovery College for a fun story reading session introducing Chester Choi the child-eating dragon to the gorgeous Grade Ones! Thanks again to Leanne Sercombe and the lovely DC staff for having me!

Bonjour to the French International School ELS Students!

May 13, 2014 at 5:07 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A big bonjour to the students of CM1 and CM2 at the Chai Wan Campus of the French International School, and merci beaucoup to teachers Philippine and Emma for hosting me today! We had four fun workshop sessions, exploring How to Write a Riveting Story, and all the fun of Poetry! I hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as I did! Remember to visit my website and I hope some of you enter my current writing competition – details on the Clever Competition page at the tab above!

The Dark Horse stars in a Kowloon Junior School Drama Club production!

May 8, 2014 at 10:59 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


On Tuesday the 8th of April, the Kowloon Junior School Drama Club, under the guidance of teacher Katie Tucker, put on a fabulous performance of The Tale of a Dark Horse! Here is the talented cast above, and below, the story come to life! Congratulations to everyone who took part – you did a fantastic job!


A LOVELY day at Lantau International School!

May 2, 2014 at 5:02 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Today I had an absolutely LOVELY day at colourful, crazy, creative Lantau International School. First I read my Tale of a Dark Horse to the fabulous Grade Fours, Fives and Sixes at the Pui O Campus, where I was hosted by principal Tom Vujnovak and had the huge pleasure of seeing my dear friend and exLIS teacher Pam Venter. Then I introduced Chester Choi the Dragon to the Grade Twos and Temujin the Tiger to the Grade Threes at the Tong Fuk campus in the afternoon, where Colleen Stewart was my wonderful host! We had so much fun! Here are some pictures – and you’re sure to recognize a few book characters, especially the amazing Captain Underpants!

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