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
I planned all these different blogposts while I was sitting on the long-haul flight from Melbourne to Edinburgh. I thought I might do something on surviving the flight, for starters. A reader and writer’s ‘capsule survival kit’ – and I think I will. Hint: it’s won’t be about colour coordination, cashmere or uncrushables. I half […]
Weird fiction is a term that traditionally referred to macabre fiction of the 1930s. This fiction was not strictly horror or gothic fiction, but added a supernatural other – sometimes using ghost stories, sometimes using mythic tropes – to everyday reality. Weird fiction sets out to make the reader uneasy – it’s related to Freud’s […]
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 »