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The Shop at Hoopers bend has just been published!

My new book, The Shop at Hoopers Bend, has just been published! For a long time, I’ve been enthralled by fantasy worlds, writing books like the Deltora Quest, Rowan of Rin, Rondo, Three Doors and Star of Deltora series. My new book, The Shop at Hoopers Bend, is different. Not because I’m tired of high fantasy—far from it—but because different kinds of story ideas call for different ways of telling. The Shop at Hoopers Bend is about the... Read more

The Hungry Isle is out!

The Hungry Isle, the fourth and last book in the Star of Deltora series is out at last! Probably because I’ve had such a hectic year, it seems ages since The Towers of Illica was published in April, and eons since the first two books came out in 2015. When I started the series I was going to make it three books, but then I realised that to tell the story... Read more

Events in Sydney and Katoomba

When I decided to have a blog as part of my new website I promised myself faithfully that I’d keep it up to date. Then came the Mudgee Readers Festival, The Melbourne Writers Festival and the Brisbane Writers Festival. Then as soon as I got home I had proofs to check and deadlines to meet. And then I gave into temptation and started work on a new book. ... Read more

Welcome to my new-look website!

Welcome to my new-look website! I hope you like it as much as I do. I thought I’d make a blog part of it, because that’s the best way to pass on news and keep in touch. I’m planning on posting a couple of times a month. Things to come are some extra pages that will go into more detail about Deltora Quest and some of my other series. A complete book list is on... Read more