Dear Parents

Dear Parents, is a funny, heartfelt and passionate series of letters written by a teacher to the parents and caregivers of her students. These letters shed light on the fundamental problems within Australia’s education system and prompt parents to start asking the important questions. The letters also stand as a challenge to parents to recognise themselves as the first and lifelong educators of their children.

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A powerful and moving memoir about how the current system is letting down children and parents, and breaking dedicated teachers. Devastating, heart-breaking, enraging.

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Teaching Australia

When you can no longer fight, flight is the only option. It’s hard to admit, but that was my thought process on the Thursday afternoon that I conceded defeat and walked away from my career as a teacher.
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Measuring Up

Until recently, Jonah’s life has been wonderfully simple: school, partying and surfing with his mates. It’s been uncomplicated — like riding the perfect wave. But that’s all about to change.

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About Gabbie

Welcome to my website. If I had known you were popping over, I would’ve tidied up a bit! Just step over the unfinished manuscripts and come on through…

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Frequently Asked Questions

When did you start writing?

I’ve been writing since I was big enough to reach the pens on the “telephone table” in my childhood home.  Here’s a story I...

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How long does it take to write a book?

It took me around 2 years to write Measuring Up. Then it took another year to edit, polish and...

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Where do you get your ideas?

I’m an ideas collector and an eavesdropper and a bit of a spy too.  I’m always observing and when...

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What else have you written?

I’ve got a couple of junior fiction novels hidden in the bottom drawer.  You can read excerpts of them...

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I’ve got a great idea for a book. How could I get published?

There’s no magic formula for achieving success in the writing world and I’m still learning myself.  Here are a...

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