Who am I?

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In a nutshell, I am a new(ish) mummy of a 9-month-old, I tutor in the Creative Writing Dept. at the University of Canberra and, finally, I am smitten with all things picture book. Which is why I am examining them for my Ph.D.

I am a practice-led researcher. This means that I enjoy the craft as well as the analysis. I write to learn and I learn to write. It’s a beautiful marriage, really.

So… what am I doing here? What are you doing here? Hopefully, you will be reading reviews on the books I am reading to my little guy, though I imagine I will also update on a few tangential-but-still-related issues.

Oh, by the way, you may be wondering why there is a cover of a Libby Gleeson book at the top of this post. The pics up there are images of the three main elements that have inspired me to do what I do. My son is always at the top. Next, Libby Gleeson’s I Am Thomas is so brilliantly written that I’ve become an embarrassing fan-girl. When I first came across it, my world expanded. As an aside, I am going to try to meet her later this year at a CBCA conference — that or drool in awe at her. We’ll see which one.

Of course, the last image is of the UC logo. I work and learn at the University of Canberra. It’s always been a kind and generous institution, and I thought I’d give it a shout out… I love the people with and for whom I work.

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