Welcome to my website.
I'm an author of books for kids, teenagers and adults. I love creating stories because I think it's the best way of exploring the world, living other lives, and finding out the truth about how I think and feel. I love reading for the same reason. That's why I'm also a Love to Read Ambassador, a Victorian Premiers' Reading Ambassador, an International BookGiving Day ambassador and a Books in Homes Role Model.
photo credit: Neil Thompson
RESCUE ON NIM'S ISLAND is now out in Australia! I celebrated in a few places: here's the cave that the wonderful staff at Petersen's books constructed! But if you couldn't make it to the launches, you can stilll get a signed bookmark if you tweet or send me a picture of yourself holding the new book. There are just 5 left so don't take too long...
Happy Year of the Goat!
As a lunar new year gift, I'm posting a download of Chapter 1 of Across the Dark Sea, which begins with the first day of Tet. Read it now:
Peeling the Onion has turned 18 - and has become an e book! Read it now
See the Return to Nim's Island trailer here!
Hear how Jodie Foster got into reading with Nim's Island.