The Scribbler


Author Geoffrey McSkimming a.k.a. The Scribbler, is a bestselling author who has written hundreds of tales: novels, short stories, poems, plays, comic serials and articles. He is a trained actor who has trod the boards with the Queensland Theatre Company and he has put these stage skills to good use in his captivating author presentations for schools, literary events and book festivals around Australia and throughout the world. He loves to inspire young people to read, learn and use their imaginations … and to give older people a good giggle … you can hear him wax lyrical on The School Magazine YouTube Channel and on our YouTube channel 9 Diamonds Press.

“Will have you hooked from the very first page.”

"Yet another outrageous adventure, this is classic McSkimming, complete with a devious plot that will keep pages turning until the very end. Readers with a taste for parody are finding his exploits addictive. This is top class."
Books and Publishing
"An extraordinary story ... adventure that will turn your nerves inside out ... funny, exciting and awesomely authentic."
"Comes with a triple A rating. Will have you hooked from the very first page."
The School Magazine
"If Mr. McSkimming's tongue were more firmly embedded in his cheek he'd risk permanent speech impediment."
Australian Book Review

9 Diamonds Press is home of the Phyllis Wong Time Detective mysteries written by Geoffrey McSkimming.

Phyllis Wong is a young magician who discovers time travel through TimePockets located on stairs. Her skills in stage magic, love of mystery and ability to Transit take her on unimaginable adventures to meet the most extraordinary people in history.

Transit through Time with Phyllis!

The Cairo Jim chronicles are swoggling archaeological adventures where good and evil collide in outrageously comical circumstances.

Written by bestselling author Geoffrey McSkimming, these timeless adventures have been published and translated into more than a dozen languages, and have entertained young readers and the young-at-heart around the world for decades.

We’re pleased to announce the Return of Cairo Jim in 2021!

Enjoy the love of language with Geoffrey McSkimming’s tongue-in-cheek, comical verses.

Play with language and enjoy the world of words along with Geoffrey who even loves presenting the wonderful works of other talented poets through The School Magazines, produced by the NSW Department of Education, AUSTRALIA.

Have fun with the magic of words!

Phyllis Wong mysteries and magic show

Author Geoffrey McSkimming and magician Sue-Anne Webster love to inspire students to read and learn. Invite them to present their stories and magic tricks at your school, library or festival event.

Geoffrey is also available to inspire students to create their own stories in an informative and fun session at your school or special event.

Simply contact 9 Diamonds Press for bookings.

Telling Tales Anon

Check in here to enjoy short clips of stories, poems, magic and more.

Coming soon!

Geoffrey's Story Collection

The best way to experience our collection of rollicking tales is to visit our store on Amazon. Click on Our Shop button below to choose enticing adventures to excite your imagination.

Image Sources: 9 Diamonds Press