The Scribbler


Author Geoffrey McSkimming a.k.a. The Scribbler, is a best-selling author who has written hundreds of stories, poems, plays, comic serials and documentaries through his published works which have featured in bookshops around the world and in the longest running children’s literary magazine—The School Magazine.

Geoffrey is a trained actor who has ‘trodden the boards’ with the Queensland Theatre Company and 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 to inspire young people and the young-at-heart to read, learn and use their imaginations.


“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

Phyllis Wong mysteries

9 Diamonds Press is home of Time Detective fiction 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!

Cairo Jim chronicles

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

Written by best-selling author Geoffrey McSkimming, these timeless adventures have been translated into twelve languages and entertained young people and the young-at-heart around the world for decades.

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


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 The School Magazine’s produced by the NSW Department of Education, AUSTRALIA.

Have fun with 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 on his tips and tricks on writing 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.

Geoffrey's Story Collection

The best way to experience our collection of rollicking tales is to visit our store on Amazon. Follow the covers and choose the enticing adventures to satisfy your imagination.

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