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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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Logan Hyperdome Library June 2012

2016-08-27 08:08:21 rjtadmin

Saturday 16 June 2012

It’s been just over a year since my first visit to the Logan Hyperdome Library, and this year I was more than ready for round 2! This year I spoke about ‘breaking the rules of writing’, namely; writing in present tense; in first person; and from the viewpoints of multiple characters. I used these techniques when writing ‘The Brothers of Turoc’ and felt it really helped me ‘tell’ the story in the most absorbing way. Through-out the morning we covered why we have these rules in the first place, the benefits of breaking them, and how it can be achieved.

Download the talk notes on breaking the rules of writing (PDF)

We also spent a little time talking about self-publishing and finished off with lots of chatting over tea and coffee supplied by the library. Overall it was another fantastic morning and I hope each attendee walked away having learned something new!

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