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: Vivian’s Adventures down under
In a time of nervous concern, panic buying, and stun wonder at how such a serious virus as the Coronavirus could be happening with closures of festivals, concerts, schools, travel flights etc… Doesn’t the world feel like a small place … Continue reading
Hi everyone, I can’t believe it’s a year today since Vivian Kirkfield and I flew to Auckland NZ from Australia after meeting up at the SCBWI Sydney Conference 2019 three days earlier for the first time. A YEAR TODAY! Wow! … Continue reading
Hi everyone, while Vivian is now in Geneva I did before she left New Zealand have a chance to talk to her about her book Sweet Dreams Sarah which is due out April 2nd 2019. It was originally meant to … Continue reading
The morning of the 15th (NZ time) Vivian and I headed for Pt Chevalier School for Vivian to read to one hundred 6year olds. After a beautiful assembly where children sang the National Anthem in both Maori and English, and … Continue reading
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, sorry Vivian couldn’t introduce these videos as she is very, very busy reading hundreds of #50 Precious Words posts on her blog. Another record number of stellar stories. Anyway I thought you would love to know what she … Continue reading
Here is a video and some photos from Vivian’s story-time at the local library in Auckland NZ, last Saturday. Everyone had such fun. Enjoy!
Well I can’t tell you how amazing it is to have my dear friend Vivian Kirkfield down in Auckland New Zealand with me. And of course one way to start off a trip down in NZ is meeting some of … Continue reading
To finish off the Day of interesting speakers at the Sydney SCBWI Conference Susanne Gervay sprung into action providing heaps of laughter with an illustrator duel and charity auction for Room to Read between Sarah Davis and James Foley. It … Continue reading