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, 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!
plus 

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 ...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Writing stories - are you a real life thief?

Did I steal bits of this teacher for Mrs Ahern in
Cupid 
Painted Blind ...

Check out my guest author blog in the Reading For Australia website here. 


This is the official website for the fantastic international Kids' Lit Quiz. It's packed with goodies! 

Or this one? Find out in my guest author blog!

















The Kids' Lit Quiz is a heap of fun, and your team could end up representing Australia! 

Is your school involved yet?