story, science, technology and creativity

Festival fever, creative classroom competition and #amediting (still)

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A selfie of 900 kids pretending to take a selfie @ Scribbler’s Festival 2019

May is nearly over!

I’ve been super-busy, including appearances at Somerset Storyfest on the Gold Coast, Scribbler’s Festival in Perth and the Margaret River Readers and Writer’s Festival in…Margaret River.

Packing my bags, again!

Next month I’m off to the Gold Coast again as part of the Whitsundays Voices festival.

I’m still pinching myself – there’s nothing I love more than meeting readers, inspiring kids and meeting loads of other book lovers and creators.

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Pre-launch-party antics with Belinda Murrell and Kasey Edwards (AKA Violet Grace) at Sumerset Storyfest

#amediting #itshard

Ordinary life has been flat out too…camping trips and dog sits and tooth extractions and I’M STILL WORKING ON THAT SAME MANUSCRIPT and IT’S STILL DOING MY HEAD IN and I HOPE I’M GETTING CLOSER TO THE END.

This has been a really tricky thing to write and it’s proving even trickier to edit.

Hopefully the results are worth it. If not, I’ll have a little cry, hug my dog and know I’ve done my best. I’ve already learned so much from trying to write it.


Fun and games and school visits for the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

Creative classrooms competition!

For those of you who are teachers or parents, Fremantle Press is running a fantastic Creative Classrooms competition.

This year’s prize includes every book on the 2019 children’s list, plus a selection of books suited to your school’s needs. What do you need to do?

Simply take photos of a creative classroom project you’ve been working on, inspired by any Fremantle Press book.

Email your photos to with the subject line: 2019 Fremantle Press Creative Classrooms Competition. Include your school’s details, who took the photos and who or what features in the photos.

Good luck! (And happy editing!)



Author: cristyburne


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