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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Tag 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
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
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
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
November is one of the busiest times of the year for writer’s, with so much going on in different groups. Writing festivals, conferences are just a couple. There are also great fun ways of gaining ideas and encouraging each other … Continue reading
If you have a desire to live your dream, make people laugh, get down with some string music and long walks in the sand, then you have come to the right place. Infact there is an idllic island in the … Continue reading
If you have been following my blog you will know I travelled to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in July/August last year 2011. See my post here https://thepatientdreamer.com/2011/08/20/the-children-of-laos/ While I bargained for gift items and enjoyed the quiet, simple life of … Continue reading
Ever wondered what it would be like to have never seen a “book”. Never know what it was like to turn a page and leap into a world of wonder and make believe. Have you ever imagined never knowing about … Continue reading