News & Events

Big Things Happening in 2019

2019-03-12 21:25:58 rjtadmin

There has been some conspicuous radio silence across my websites for the last 6 months, but for some rather large (and wonderful) reasons. Shortly after signing my first illustration contract with a traditional publisher in September last year, my husband and I were thrilled to discover we were expecting another baby. Talk about everything happening at once! Despite being over the moon I also found myself quite literally with my head over the loo – pregnancy hormones are evil, evil things. But luckily they have settled down now and I don’t feel quite so much like a brain-dead zombie (more like a fire-breathing dragon, thanks to all the heartburn … oh the joys of breeding!).

In and around raising two boys with my husband, running my web design business, working on the third David book whenever I can, and growing larger and more beach-ball-esque by the day, I have been making steady progress on my contract work and am hoping to finish it up in the next few weeks. The story has been a delight to work on and I have learned so, so much under the guidance of my editor. I can’t wait to share all the details soon!

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FraserPop 2018

2018-07-15 15:10:55 rjtadmin

FraserPop is back again for 2018 after its successful inauguration last year. The pop culture festival will be held at Maryborough State High School on July 21 & 22.

FraserPop 2.0 will bring back crowd favourites including cosplay, lightsaber training, virtual reality, a Harry Potter store, plus heaps of cool props like a Dalek, DeLorean and soooo much more. I’ll be signing books with a few local spec-fic authors, sitting on an author and artist panel and running workshops.

Saturday July 21:
1hr Creative Writing Workshop (see schedule for final time)

Sunday July 22:
1hr Illustating for Children Workshop (see schedule for final time)

Full info here:


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Beenleigh Fest 2017

2017-11-24 19:09:44 rjtadmin

I will be signing books at Beenleigh Fest this Sunday November 26, 2017.

Beenleigh Fest 2017 will feature an array of traditional and contemporary music, gift stalls, plus entertainment and food from around the Globe.

Come see me and grab a book if you haven’t ordered one yet … strictly limited stock!

Entry to the festival is FREE. Sunday, 26th Nov 2017 12pm-5pm @ Beenleigh Showgrounds, James St.

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David and the Scavenger Prince Book Launch

2016-08-27 08:17:24 rjtadmin

Released 20 November 2017 … pre-order now to get your copy in time for Christmas!

It’s official … the second World of Esmorde book is coming November 20th 2017! Download the first two chapters for a sneak read.

David and the Scavenger Prince takes us back to Esmorde when David returns for the annual Banishing Festival in Hydrenia. Things don’t quite go to plan when he travels through the magic Doorway in Grandma’s backyard and finds himself on a wind-swept stone mountain. Attacked by wraiths, he’s saved by the enigmatic Crowen of Cole, who offers to help him get to Hydrenia in time for the festival. All they have to do is outrun an army of wraiths, avoid being eaten by an angry wyvern, not fall in the swamp and most importantly … stay clear of pirates! Simple, right?

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World-building Workshop Cleveland

2016-08-27 08:12:18 rjtadmin

Saturday 5 April 2014


Map of Esmorde“Ever wondered why it was so easy to lose yourself in Narnia, Middle Earth, Hogwarts or Fantasia? Careful world-building can pull a reader right out of their armchair and into a whole new world they can breathe, see and feel. In this FREE three hour workshop fantasy author R.J. Timmis will take aspiring fantasy and science-fiction writers through the three methods of world-building. Together we’ll cover maps, languages, creature creation, and how to strike a balance between the amazing and the necessary rules of reality. Learn how to tap into the right side of your brain and unleash your creative side.”

SATURDAY 5TH APRIL 2014: Cleveland Library, QLD @ 9.30am – 12.30pm

Bookings will be run through the library directly and are open now. Please book your spot by calling (07) 3829 8770.

Download the official flyer for more details

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