Calling All Picture Book Writers

  The 2020 Greenleaf Buds Writing Competition is now open. It is for an unpublished picture book manuscript with the theme: Hope, Joy, Love. Opens 1 June 2020. Closes 31 July 2020. Winners announced 1 September 2020.  1st Prize = $50 2nd Prize = $25 Plus 3 Highly Commended Certificates You can check out all the … More Calling All Picture Book Writers


Life/Blog Update.

Hi Everyone, I just realised it has been a year since I last posted on this blog. I don’t even know where the time has gone. So much has happened since May last year. The coronavirus obviously being the biggest. Praise God it has not been as bad here is Australia as it has been … More Life/Blog Update.

Goals for 2017.

  2016 was a horrible year for me. I was battling depression and crippling anxiety and it is a year I am glad to put behind me. By the end of 2016 I decided I had had enough with all the crap going on in my life, so I cut the crap and made some … More Goals for 2017.

Claire Zorn’s Newest Fan: A Review of The Protected #AWW2016

Release Date: July 23rd 2014. Publisher: University of Queensland Press. (UQP) Source: Gift (and what a great gift it was 🙂 )   Synopsis from Goodreads: I have three months left to call Katie my older sister. Then the gap will close and I will pass her. I will get older. But Katie will always be … More Claire Zorn’s Newest Fan: A Review of The Protected #AWW2016


If my world falls apart, will your arms be strong enough to hold me together? (A micropoem by R.L.Sharpe.)

Why i write.

I have never felt like writing is a choice for me. It’s something that I have to do. I was born to write. Since I could talk I have been making up stories, and I started writing them down when I was eight. In school I always got top marks for every story I wrote. … More Why i write.