Reading from My Totally Awesome Story

My Totally Awesome Story Book Trailer

My Totally Awesome Story – The Song

Not many books have their own theme song. Thanks to Heath and Liz, mine does.


My Totally Awesome Story song

Free Writing Activities for Students!

Here is every successful writing activity I’ve used in hundreds of school workshops. All for you. All for free.

My Totally Awesome Story Teachers Notes

Just to be polite, you might want to buy the book.

The Illustrator

Illustrator Peter Carnavas drawing the main character, Duane, from our latest book, My Totally Awesome Story.

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My Totally Awesome Story Cover

My Totally Awesome Story

Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale

Heading to Gladstone soon for the Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale. There’s some great authors coming this year so I’m looking forward to catching up with them and meeting lots of cool Central QLD kids. It’s a Carnivale so it’s gotta be fun!


My Totally Awesome Story

My next book is called My Totally Awesome Story and it will be out in September. I’m really excited about how it’s shaping up. It’s been given the three-times-over by UQP’s very talented new editor, Cathy Vallance, and Pete Carnavas has drawn over 50 hilarious illustrations. It’s in the form of a writing workbook that is completed (often reluctantly) by Duane – a footy playing, motorbike riding, 14-year-old. Through writing activities and journal entries, Duane details his run-ins with the deputy principal, his misadventures with his best mate Meatball, and his crush on Jackie. But enough from me. This is what  Duane Glade has to say about MTAS.

This book is totally awesome coz it’s got cool people in it like me. There are hot chicks like Jackie and tough guys like me and Meatball although Meatball just acts tough he’s really a wimp. In the book I write this wicked story about motorbikes and explosions and death which should get an A+++ but I bet Miss Wright wont give me an A+++ coz I dont suck up to her like Grace.  That’s my nerdy writing partner who loves her horse Starlight so much I think she’s gonna marry it. If you read My Totally Awesome Story you’ll probably wet your pants from laughing so hard coz I’m so funny I should be on TV. THE END

Actually, Duane does make it onto TV for ghosting a VIP named Julia. You can read all about it, but not yet. You’ll have to wait until September.

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I’m working on a book called My Awesome Story to be illustrated by the highly talented Peter Carnavas. It’s about a boy named Duane who has to complete a writing workbook at school. He’d rather be playing footy, riding his motorbike or chatting up Jackie and so does most of it during lunchtime detention. But somehow he ends up with an awesome story. Well, at least he thinks so.

To be published by UQP in September 2012