Writing? Books? Puzzles?

You’ve come to the right place. I’m Renee, and these are three of my favourite things.

I write stories about scavenger races around the world and puzzle based choose-your-own adventure stories.

I also read and review the best kids' books out there.

And puzzles? Well, you’ll just have to explore and find some, won’t you..

Blog Posts

It’s a small world after all

It was about week seven that I started to crack. I suppose that makes sense, I mean if there is a seven year itch in marriage there's probably a seven week panic in isolation. Before week seven I had tiny moments of alarm mainly around finances, the possible longevity of the situation, how my kids' lives would be affected... that sort of thing. I felt a deep empathy for people who had lost a lot more than me, those in hospitality or the arts and I worried about the health care workers. But if I'm honest, a small part of ...

Book Reviews

The List Of Things That Will Not Change

by Rebecca Stead

When Bea's parents divorced she wrote a 'list of things that will not change' to help her to cope with all the things that did. Then her Dad announces that he and his boyfriend Jesse are getting married and Bea is super excited about finally getting a sister. However, as the big day approaches, Bea encounters some confronting views about her Dad's relationship and something she has been hiding finally comes to the surface, 

This is another middle grade masterpiece by Rebecca Stead. Perfectly plotted, completely charming and brimming with feeling, The List of Things That Will Not Change is an engaging tale about family, change and dealing with complicated feelings. I love, love, love it.

  • Contemporary novel set in New York 
  • Best for ages 9 - 12 
  • Beautifully written and charmingly compelling.

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling


Rebus Puzzles

When I was in primary school the teacher would sometimes pull out a fun worksheet of rebus puzzles to do. Some were pretty easy, but some were truely mind benders