Mimi and the Blue Slave
When grief strikes, you need an ally. For Mimi, that ally is Ableth, the wildly disobedient blue slave.
When Star’s mum, Nell, begins to fall in love with Charlie and he moves in properly, Star isn’t sure how she feels about it.
Catherine Bateson is a poet and writer for young adults and younger readers.
She lives in Belgrave with the Accountant, a golden lab, a wide assortment of tropical fish and whichever children have moved back home.
The Hodgepodge, a writer's journal
This is the year I live more deliberately. I’m sick of rushing. I’m banning it in from my life. I want pauses. I want time. I want deliberation. I don’t want to rush writing, but I don’t want to rush anything else I do either – sewing, cooking, knitting – even planning. I want it […]
One of the problems with being a writer and working from home is that your attention is constantly being tugged and pulled in different directions. If you combine writing with any other kind of work – and, let’s face it, most of us have to do that, it’s all too easy to let that (paid) […]
Book Reviews5 stars
Star is an endearing first person narrator who will have the reader cheering for good things to happen to her. At times she is, as her mother accuses, self centred, but this adds to the sense of realism...Read more »
The rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne is explored and gently rocked. Catherine Bateson points out that home is where family and friends are, that the rest is just bonus...Read more »