Festivals and Filming

I covered it briefly in my last post, so you already know that the weekend just gone was a doozy. It all kicked off with the Ballarat Writers and Illustrators Festival on Saturday. I arrived early enough to be included in a tour of the Ballarat Mechanics’ Institute – the festival’s venue – which has nothing toContinue reading “Festivals and Filming”

What’s Up, Doc?

Today I’m heading off to the Ballarat Writers and Illustrators Festival to participate in the Action, Action, Action: Sports Stars to Superheroes panel with Michael Panckridge and Hilary Badger. It’s going to be my first writers’ panel and I’m very much looking forward to it. If you’re heading to the festival hopefully I’ll get theContinue reading “What’s Up, Doc?”

The Ideas Shoppe: The Making of a Superhero (Part 2)

Continuing my look at the creation of the Vanguard Prime team, I thought it was best to present the other junior member – Machina.   I knew it was important to include more than one teenage member of the team, and I also knew it was important to make that other member a girl. MachinaContinue reading “The Ideas Shoppe: The Making of a Superhero (Part 2)”

The Ideas Shoppe: The Making of a Superhero (Part 1)

When I was first outlining the story that would become Vanguard Prime: Goldrush, I had nothing but a few spare ideas of what I wanted it to be, which I gathered together in a file on my computer called “YA superhero story”. Those ideas included the goal of creating superhero characters that felt authentic, thatContinue reading “The Ideas Shoppe: The Making of a Superhero (Part 1)”

Author At Large

This past weekend proved to be a busy one, with events to attend on both Saturday and Sunday. First up was National Bookshop Day, where I had been asked to be a celebrity bookseller for the Younger Sun bookshop in Yarraville. I was only there for an hour, but what an exciting hour it was!Continue reading “Author At Large”