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Day 46: Herbie’s diary

The quest to spread Herbie’s magic of growing food means meeting people across many vocations: gardening, writing, education, food and journalism. And today, I met with Stonnington Library. I delivered copies of Herbie’s books to librarian, Ms P, this morning, and was ecstatic to learn she had already become acquainted with Herbie via his website. …

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Day 45: Sharing Herbie’s magic with children at Stories Up High

The great American comic, W.C. Fields, once said, “Never work with children or animals.” However, if he had been at the Stories Up High children’s writers festival this weekend at Cloudehill in Olinda, he may have thought otherwise. Reading chapter one of Herbert Peabody and His Extraordinary Vegetable Patch, followed by painting pots and planting …

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Day 31: Making writing a habit

I had been planning to write a blog for a long time. I tried to start one once, but there were other things to do, time went to quickly, excuse number three, excuse number four, and before I knew it, my blog wasn’t happening before it had started! But this changed when I made a …

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Day 26: How to get your book out there

Today I met with my wonderful publicist, Scott Eathorne, from Quikmark Media. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve learned that writing a book is the easy part. Promoting and getting the book noticed requires an art, and a book publicist is just the artist to do it. Scott is one of the best in the business, and …

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Day 9: From little things big things grow

To write a book is to go on a journey. There are many steps along the way – some obvious, some unseen – and all of them contribute to the finished product. If I have learned one thing from writing, it is to be disciplined. When I write, I wake at 5:30am and work until …

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365 days of sharing Herbie’s magic of growing food

Firstly, hello! I’m the self-published author of the ‘Herbert Peabody’ series, and welcome to day 1 of 365 days of blogging. This blog is about my experiences as a writer and my journey to share Herbie’s magic of growing food. I decided to write about my friend, Herbert Peabody, in an effort to connect children with …

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