In The Heart of Trees

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir Hilltop Road, Walpole. CC-BY-ND-2.0 Emma Gill Last week I went to Walpole, Western Australia, to the Valley of the Giants. Known for the world’s largest-girth living eucalypts, the red tingle trees, I spent several days among the forest and coastline of this … Continue reading In The Heart of Trees

Neurodiversity in SFF

Earlier this year I attended QuaranCon 2022, an online speculative fiction convention in its second year featuring speakers from all over the world. Today I'm highlighting a particular panel that resonated with me: Neurodiversity in SFF. From the QuaranCon YouTube channel description: "We're not all wired the same way, and that is a thing of … Continue reading Neurodiversity in SFF

Dreaming with Eyes Open

Every year the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) inspires schools and libraries to celebrate the books, authors, and illustrators of Australia in 'Book Week'. The first time I heard of this I was a graduate high school teacher, seven years ago*. Back then I thought, what an awesome idea - and I still do. … Continue reading Dreaming with Eyes Open

The Passing of Rain

It’s Djilba season here on Bindjareb Noongar country, Western Australia. Whilst Makuru is technically the 'first rains', djilba means wet and windy weather warming up towards breeding season. And when I say rain, I mean lots of it! For the past two weeks, I’ve been ducking in and out of sun showers for my new … Continue reading The Passing of Rain