Come to the launch for Friday Barnes 11!

If you’re in Melbourne come along to my book launch for ‘FRIDAY BARNES 11, LAST CHANCE’. I will performing in the beautiful Theatrette at the State Library of Victoria, where I be reading a whole chapter from the book and telling stories about how I came up with the ideas. And you’ll be able to buy a book and get it signed after the show (five days before it goes on sale in regular bookshops). Tickets are available through

Book “Week” 2023 Tour Dates

Here are my tour dates for 2023. I know it seems crazy to be organising next year’s Book “Week” already, but days are already being snapped up, so if you’re interested in having me visit your school contact my speakers agency in your state. Here are links to their websites…

Sydney and Melbourne



PS. I am happy to travel anywhere within a 1 hour drive of each capital city.

‘Shockingly Good Stories’ is now available!

The most commonly asked question I get is ‘Where can I buy your book?’ The answer is complicated and depends on where you live. But here is the answer in as simple a form as I can give…

1. If you live in Australia you can buy it from your local bookstore. If they don’t have it on the shelf, they can order it in for you.

2. If you live in any other country then you can order a copy from Book Depository. There is a banner in the top right corner of this page that will take you there. They have all my titles and free international shipping.

3. If you would like a signed copy, my local bookstore The Bookshop Bowral can send you one. Here’s their email address

Thank You Queensland!

Thank you so much Glennie School in Toowoomba, Marymount Primary School on the Gold Coast, Pacific Lutheran College on the Sunshine Coast and Redlands City Council Library for hosting me this last week. I had fantastic time meeting so many wonderful kids, teachers and librarians. To all the people who were frustrated that they missed me – don’t worry I hope to be back soon.