Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The 12th Dog a CBCA Notable Book 2017

The real Arlo is jumping for joy! His alter ego The 12th Dog has been announced as a Notable Book in the CBCA Awards 2017, Early Childhood category! Shortlist announced next month. Good luck everyone!

And go Arlo - WOOF!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Arlo the TV star! #backyardcricket

Thanks to Prime Central West TV News, Arlo got his big break. A chance to spruik THE 12th DOG!  😻

And he did it brilliantly. Check it out here:

                                               And he's STILL looking for that ball!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The 12th Dog has landed - WOOF

Arlo is bounding into a bookstore near you ... (though he's been sometimes a bit slow to arrive due to the holiday period)

The 12th Dog by Charlotte Calder display standThe 12th Dog by Charlotte Calder Rules of Backyard Cricket poster

Details of how to win a backyard cricket set - and also the launch! - coming shortly

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The 12th Dog update - now out for Christmas!

Arlo's getting excited ...

The 12th Dog's release date has now been updated - it'll be available in all good bookstores on Dec 22nd - just in time for Santa (and the cricket season)! Or you can pre-order here.

We got our hardback and paperback copies the other day:

As you can see, Tom Jellett's illustrations are simply fab! 

Arlo is the best fielder in the street - he always gets there first. There's only one problem. He won't give up the ball! 

 ' .... wonderfully captures the joy of backyard cricket and the hilarity of owning a dog.'

Find out for yourself just how Arlo becomes the star of the team ... most of the time! 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Arlo the superstar - UPDATE!

Arlo is very excited to announce that he's headed for fame (and hopefully fortune!), when he's to be the star of a new picture book - The 12th Dog! (Well, the Arlo in the book doesn't exactly look like him, but it's him underneath :) ) 

He's had to wait this long :( because his publisher Hachette (Lothian Books imprint) has secured a really FAB, well known illustrator - the brilliant Tom Jellett! - to do full justice to his wild and woolly ways. 

In bookstores Dec 22 2016.

Here's a sneak preview of  The 12th Dog's cover:


 He can't wait ... 


Monday, December 7, 2015

A bit about me ...

I was born in Adelaide, South Australia, grew up in the Adelaide Hills, with a few teenage years in Darwin.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

More love for The Ghost at the Point

The Ghost at the Point

The Ghost at the Point is one of the six chosen books for the Final of the 2013 CBCA Qld's Readers' Cup at the Brisbane Writers Festival - Year 6 - 7. Good luck to all contestants!

it's also in contention for the children's and YA section of the Sisters in Crime 2013 Davitt Awards for best crime novel. Never thought of The Ghost at the Point as a crime novel before! but those 'orrible Crickles are pretty bad ...