Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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Category Archives: SCBWI
VIVIAN’S NEW ZEALAND SCBWI PRESENTATION Last Saturday 9th March saw Vivian presenting at the New Zealand SCBWI in Auckland. A lovely turnout headed by Gillian Torckler. Vivian spoke about the roller coaster ride her writing journey has taken after jumping … Continue reading
Hi everyone, welcome to the first instalment following Vivian on her travels to Australia and New Zealand. I promised to post videos and pictures and I’ve decided to leave the videos till I’m at home or at least post in … Continue reading
Anticipating the Sydney SCBWI Conference 2019 and a dear Kidlit friend, Vivian Kirkfield’s Adventures down-under!
There is nothing like a conference to bring people from around the world together, and Sydney’s SCBWI Conference in two weeks is no different. While some will come from countries where they are still shovelling snow in 6degC or 42F … Continue reading
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 night.to share her wisdom and tips on her craft. … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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