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Wendy Orr's author diary: the journal following a writer's working life and the progress of new books, from idea to manuscript to publication.
Variety.com – Foster, Breslin circle ‘Island’
5th Apr

Variety.com – Foster, Breslin circle ‘Island’

Variety.com – Foster, Breslin circle ‘Island’
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Happy New Year
7th Jan

Happy New Year

I haven’t done very well lately at keeping up this blog – but I hope everyone is having a happy holiday and happy new year. My husband, son and I are in…
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Mornington Book Launch
17th Nov

Mornington Book Launch

Signing books at the Mornington launch of Mokie and Bik. Meredith Horton from Farrells Books did the great display – who’d have thought of twin cockatoos! (Or pirates, as Mokie and Bik…
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Mokie and Bik Book Launch
14th Oct

Mokie and Bik Book Launch

I’ve been worse than usual at keeping up with this blog lately, but here’s one of the reasons; preparing for the Victorian launch of MOKIE AND BIK.The Western Australia launch was at…
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Book Week over for another year
27th Aug

Book Week over for another year

Back from Adelaide after a hectic Australian Children’s Book Week – met some great teachers and librarians and even more great kids. Even met the editor of Too Much Stuff, which was…
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Mokie and Bik
15th Aug

Mokie and Bik

I’ll be launching Mokie and Bik (Australian edition) live in Albany, West Australia in September and in Mornington, Victoria, in October, but first there’ll be an online launch the day the book…
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Visiting Mt Scopus
6th Aug

Visiting Mt Scopus

On Monday I visited Mt Scopus junior campus to do workshops with Year 3’s. What a great day! We wrote a story together in each class, and it was so much fun…
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Ark in the Park in Italy: Arco nel Parco
30th Jul

Ark in the Park in Italy: Arco nel Parco

I was just putting the international Ark in the Park covers in the case for my day with Year 3 at Mt Scopus tomorrow (they’ve been reading Ark in the Park) when…
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Messy desk inspiration
26th Jul

Messy desk inspiration

This mightn’t have been what first inspired “Too Much Stuff” – but it does explain why I related to the story!
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More searching for titles
25th Jul

More searching for titles

For the last month I’ve been searching for a title for the Nim’s Island sequel. The working title was Nim’s New York, which I’d never seen as a good book title –…
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Too Much Stuff
22nd Jul

Too Much Stuff

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Too Much Stuff is born
22nd Jul

Too Much Stuff is born

On Wednesday I went to St Monica’s Primary School in Kangaroo Flat to launch Too Much Stuff! It’s an Aussie Nibble, illustrated by Kerry Millard. And why travel all the way up…
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