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A fairy-tale infused historical novel for adults set in the late 18 th century, moving between Imperial China and France during the ‘Terror’ of the French Revolution, and inspired by the true story of a quest for a blood-red rose.

The novel will draw upon ‘The Blue Rose,’ a fairy tale set in China about a quest for an impossible rose.

Talks & Workshops - Fees 

Thank you so much for wanting to book me for a book talk, workshop or storytelling session!

To find out the many different things I can do to educate and entertain you, check out my Talking, Teaching & Storytelling page. 

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Here are my rates:


Whole School day (max of 3 sessions) = $600
Half day (max of 2 sessions) = $450
Per school session (45 - 60 min max.) = $300

Groups of over 120 may incur additional charges.

Longer and weekly rates for workshops can be negotiated.


A full day workshop (max. 6 hours) = $880
A half-day workshop (max. 3 hours) = $550
An hour long Book Talk or Storytelling Session = $350
Appearance on a panel with other writers = $200 per hour
A Keynote Speech = $1000

If your location is within driving distance of Sydney CBD, I also charge $50 per hour travelling time, plus 63c per kilometre car expenses. If the drive is more than 90 minutes from Sydney CBD, I will need to stay overnight or flights must be paid for (business class if flying time is greater than 5 hours). 

If I am required to stay overnight, all my accommodation and meal expenses must also be paid. 

I usually find that small writing groups prefer to travel to me. Here is the link to my Appearances page that tells you where and what I am teaching over the next six months

This page is updated regularly - you can either choose to keep an eye on it to see if I am coming to a place near you, or you can subscribe to my VIP Club to receive regular updates in your email inbox. 

If you would like to book me, please email me via my Contact Page.

I look forward to hearing from you.