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.
Mimi and the Blue Slave
When grief strikes, you need an ally. For Mimi, that ally is Ableth, the wildly disobedient blue slave.
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
Describing landscapes – urban or rural – is often a challenge for new writers. How to describe the landscape you know well, whether imagined or real, so successfully that your reader can step into it? Let’s look at three easy methods you can use to amp up your descriptions of place.
I’ve just finished reading Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls – brilliant! And that led me down the rabbit hole of discovery…so many women writers are turning their attention to the ancient Greeks and revisiting those stories. Here’s a very quick list of what I’ve discovered: The Silence of the Girls, Pat Barker – […]
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 »