Category Archives: SCBWI


After arriving earlier in the day to a rather wet Auckland , renowned Author/Illustrator Rosemary Wells in an informal get together spoke to our NZ SCBWI group at The Dorothy Butler Children’s Bookshop last share her wisdom and tips on her craft.  … Continue reading

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Whether it was the irresistibly warm spring day or that it was the first day of school holidays, there appeared to be only a small turnout at the Auckland SCBWI meeting on Saturday.  For whatever reason those of us who were … Continue reading

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SCBWI NZ Professional Day

Warm, fun, friendly, informative, and often hilarious were words that came to mind as I drove home across the Harbour Bridge with the glistening water below and sun streaming through the windscreen. The threat of dark clouds approaching couldn’t dampen … Continue reading

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Titbits of information for Writers

Hi, I’ve been missing in action here on my blog for a while so thought I would share some writing resources, titbits of information and some exciting news. In the world of writing it is as I have come to … Continue reading

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Kiwi SCBWI Workshop 201

Spring is a lovely time of year, don’t you agree? On a sunny spring day last weekend I attended the Kiwi SCBWI Picture Books 201 workshop headed by award-winning author and illustrator, Sally Sutton and Nina Rycroft. After attending last year’s … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to You All! Looking back it has certainly been an interesting, adventure.  Full of learning, and growing, with changes that have come my way.   In my personal life I took on a Managerial roll, with new staff, … Continue reading

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It’s spring, it’s spring!   One of my favourite seasons in which to get out into the garden, among all the winter weeds and dig up, and replant or sow, new seedlings and seeds.  Yep, I love gardening.  Although the plants … Continue reading

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Informative afternoon with some 12×12 Buddies

Yep, I thought I should write up a little on the latest SCWBI meeting I attended a couple of weekends ago.  I was meeting again with my new 12×12 writing buddies.  Kim came up from down country (a two hour … Continue reading

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Something to Smile About!

Ever woken on a wet miserable day and still felt the sun was shining no matter how gloomy it was outside? That silly smile on your face that you just can’t seem to shake off.  The hum of a song, … Continue reading

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Kiwi – SCBWI: 1st Conference 2012

It was lovely meeting everyone again on this our first local SCBWI meeting here in kiwi land. Francis Plumpton our fearless leader introduced Sandra Morris, author/illustrator and guest, who runs the Sandra Morris Illustration Agency, promoting illustrators, runs workshops, along with … Continue reading

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