Pretty much why I wrote ‘Fearless with Dad’…

Here is a fabulous article by Rosie Writes called Dumb-ass stuff we need to stop saying to Dads. I wrote Fearless with Dad because I didn’t/don’t like how Dads are mainly portrayed in the media and this piece nicely captures how I feel.

Read it.

Take note.

And never call a Dad a babysitter. He is a ‘parent’.

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Happy Holidays! Happy 2016!

As the holidays approach, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays. I hope you all have a healthy, happy and prosperous 2016!

My next book is due for release in December 2016 and Fearless with Dad is going to be released in paperback in 2016! 2016 is going to be super!

Stay safe and have a great holiday season. My only Christmas wish is for good health and a peaceful world.

XO Cori

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Thank you to the IEU Qld and NT for inviting me to guest present at the Literary Competition Awards night!

I was very fortunate to have been asked to guest present at the IEU Qld and NT Literary Competition Awards. It was a wonderful evening and I very much enjoyed presenting the awards and hearing the first place finalists read a few minutes of their winning work. The depth of talent amongst these young writers was very impressive. The event was also very well run. If you would like to read my speech, it is available here: QLD Literary Competition Awards Speech. Thank you to Alexander Leggett from the QIEU for the following photos.

I encourage all young writers to enter this competition. I believe entries open in March 2016, so start writing now!

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Fearless with Dad launch photos

A huge (belated) thanks to Where the Wild Things are for hosting the Fearless with Dad launch. August and September were big, busy months for me. I hope you all enjoyed the event – I know I did! And it was all the more special as my Dad came from Canada for it! Thanks Dad! Thanks to all who attended!

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ABC612 Radio Interview + Fearless with Dad book launch = BUSY, EXCITING DAY!

I am looking forward to talking to Terri Begley on ABC612 tomorrow morning at 9.10am. And then at 2pm, illustrator Giuseppe Poli and I will launch Fearless with Dad at Avid Reader’s kid’s bookshop ‘Where the Wild Things Are’.

I have been looking forward to tomorrow for a long time!

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Book Week visit at fabulous St Paul’s School Bald Hills

The BEST week in the school calendar is of course BOOK WEEK! The theme of the 70th anniversary of CBCA’s Book Week was ‘Books light up our world’. How true is that?!

I read to kid’s at St Paul’s during their lunchtime library event and it was great fun – I received a warm welcome and loved seeing all the decorations around the library. The kids asked some great questions and I loved reading Fearless with Dad and other stories to them. I also spoke with a few year 6 and 7 students about creative writing – I was thrilled by their enthusiasm, support, creativity and engagement. I left the school with a huge smile and a warm heart.

Thank you to lovely librarian Michele Rutter for her hospitality!

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Great ‘Buzz Words Books’ Review of Fearless with Dad

I really think this Buzz Words review captures the essence of Fearless with Dad perfectly. Thanks for the great review Buzz Words Books!


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Thanks Sandgate Guide!

Thanks Sandgate Guide for the great write-up on me and my new book Fearless with Dad. I always read the Sandgate Guide and so it was a bit surreal to see myself in there. Thanks again, great article.

Sandgate Guide article

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Fearless with Dad is out now!

Book lovers! I am so pleased to announce that my new book, Fearless with Dad, is out now! This is a very special book to me and I think Giuseppe’s illustrations are so fresh, bright and superb – I hope you love them as much as I do.

Thank you to all involved in bringing this project to life: the entire team at New Frontier, Giuseppe Poli and my husband and son, for whom this book is written.

The launch is on 29 August 2015, 2pm, at ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, West End Brisbane – Giuseppe and I would love to see you all there! Please RSVP to Avid Reader, as per the invite below.

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Fearless with Dad launch date claimer – Saturday 29 August 2015 2pm

Hello children’s book lovers! Mark 2pm 29 August 2015 in your diary because you are cordially invited to Avid Reader’s children’s bookshop ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ for the launch of my second children’s book Fearless with Dad (due for release July 2015). The launch is one week before Father’s Day. How coincidental!

Giuseppe Poli and I will be signing books, I will do a reading of the book and there will be nibbles and drinks to celebrate.

If you would like a paper invite, please contact me at

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