Books

THE NAME IS RUFUS… SOCCERUFUS!

It’s soccer season in Australia and I’ve teamed up with my mate Archie Thompson to create a new book titled “Soccerufus and the Big Debut”. Of course, Archie Thompson is a world record holding former Socceroo and a Melbourne Victory games record holder, who finished up his magnificent 11 season A-League career in May this year. Here’s a pic of us checking out the finished book for the very first time…    Everyone […]

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OLIVER P TALKS BOOKS & BURGERS!

You’ve probably heard of Oliver Phommavanh. He’s a young Thai-Australian writer who releases popular, award winning books that tell funny and heartfelt stories. I first met him when he made a guest appearance on the TV show I work on, Kids’ WB, and we turned him into a human cupcake. Check it out here. He was happy to take part, I swear!     But we have another connection due […]

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LIFE-SIZED BOOK COVER

Last week was a ripper! Most of my school visits end with a Q&A but on Friday a trip to St Martin of Tours Primary School in Rosanna, Victoria, ended with a photo instead. A most unusual photo… (Yes, that’s me as a purple emoji!) The photo we took recreated the front cover of my latest book, Stuff Happens – Dale. Teacher/Librarian Kim Yeomans is the best in the business and under her […]

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FELICE ARENA IS THE KING

Felice Arena – or Fleech – is one of the nicest and funniest guys in kidlit. The author of numerous best selling titles, including Specky Magee, Andy Roid, Sporty Kids and more, Fleech is a natural performer who brings his incredible stories to life during his presentations at schools and festivals. If you haven’t seen him in action then you’re missing out! I should know because I’ve been lucky enough to perform alongside […]

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MASSIVE MARCH

It was a massive March! We had two fantastic authors – Jacqueline Harvey and Tristan Bancks – on our TV show Kids’ WB, plus I was lucky enough to appear alongside them at The Little Bookroom with my author mate, Felice Arena. Here we are taking a selfie. Jacqueline Harvey was such a friendly and warm person and she was gracious enough to film with Kids’ WB at the Seeing Eye Dogs Australia HQ. […]

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AFTERNOON TEA WITH THE AUTHORS

I’m thrilled to be part of the line up of authors presenting an afternoon tea at The Little Bookroom on Thursday March 3rd. If you’re a teacher or parent who wants to know more about the books by Jacqueline Harvey, Tristan Bancks, Felice Arena or myself, make sure you contact The Little Bookroom to get involved. See you there!

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MERRY NEW YEAR

Hello! I thought I’d use my first post on my brand new website to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I’ve just finished working behind the scenes on Carols By Candlelight for the umpteenth time – TV is my other job – and consequently I’m still feeling the festive vibes. This is a pic of me on stage at Carols. Don’t worry I wasn’t tempted to belt out a tune. I […]

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