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Tohby Riddle on Top Shelf

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For those who missed the live broadcast of Tohby Riddle on Books and Arts Daily’s segment Top Shelf on Radio National, it can be listened to here.
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Hello from Sandy

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I'm proud of the work of Australian authors and illustrators (and thrilled to be one of them). OKYAI is where you can find out about all the wonderful things my colleagues and friends do. www.samuraikids.com.au www.sandyfussell.com 

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Every Word

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We read the first book in Ellie Marney's excellent series, Every Breath, last year for the Convent book group, and when I saw volume two, Every Word, sitting in the library, I grabbed it.
This is what GOOD YA looks like.
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6 books to help you make better picture books

6 books to help you make better picture books | OZKYAI | Scoop.it
Learning to be a better writer and/or illustrator can be a tricky process. There are courses you can do, but a lot of the work ends up being self-directed, just you and your notebook or sketchbook, putting in the hours.
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The Janna Chronicles complete and also in print!

The Janna Chronicles complete and also in print! | OZKYAI | Scoop.it
Being away from Sydney (and from blog log-in details) I realise that I’ve missed out on talking about the sixth and final novel in my medieval crime series, The Janna Chronicles – sorry about that!
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Listen to The Laws of Magic!

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At last – I’m excited to let you know that the entire The Laws of Magic series is now available as audiobooks!
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Finding Your Illustration Style

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When you think of Graeme Base or Stephen Michael King, Shaun Tan or Dick Bruna, I’m sure an illustration style immediately pops to mind. Each of these talented people have a particular style they’ve honed over the years.
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30th June 2015: The joys and woes of film adaptations

30th June 2015: The joys and woes of film adaptations | OZKYAI | Scoop.it
Yesterday I read a wonderful article in the online Australian Guardian about the film adaptation of Looking For Alibrandi.
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Selfies - Self Published Picture Book reviews

Selfies - Self Published Picture Book reviews | OZKYAI | Scoop.it
Selfies – more and more, what we once relied on others to do, we now love to attempt ourselves. Book publishing is no exception.
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An upcycled kindergarten

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I’ve been working on a great community project since April; I was hired by Yanchep Community Centre to redesign their playgroup outdoor area.
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YOU CHOOSE Reviews

YOU CHOOSE Reviews | OZKYAI | Scoop.it
Lots of lovely reviews have been floating around about the YOU CHOOSE books, so I thought I’d share some recent ones here on my blog.
I’ll start with my favorite review.
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How to give writing group feedback

How to give writing group feedback | OZKYAI | Scoop.it
I’m a huge fan of writing groups.
I’ve always found being a member of one both motivating and helpful. In the course of my writing life  I’ve belonged to many critique groups both face-to-face and on-line.
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Children in Care

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Even though I’ve written dozens of books (more than 120 and counting), it’s always an exciting time when a new book hits the shelves. My latest, due out in July, is a novel for young readers aged 8 to 11 years. Here Comes Trouble!
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Where the magic happens for Paula Weston

So the next time I’m in Brisbane I’m going to CORNER this lady – she is bloody lovely. Aside from that obvious attraction, I’m hoping some of her writing attributes might rub off on me.
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Six new (and old) books for boys

Six new (and old) books for boys | OZKYAI | Scoop.it
Given that we’re in the middle of the school holidays and we’re all about the books ’round here right now, it seems an opportune moment for a round-up of some of the boys’ recent reading favourites.
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I'm going have to get a bigger harbour

I'm going have to get a bigger harbour | OZKYAI | Scoop.it
That post title may sound a bit self-congratulatory, mainly because it is, but it feels like my harbour is slowly filling up with ships. Those I cast out into the winds of fate are finally finding their way back in.
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Winners of CYA Conference 2015

Winners of CYA Conference 2015 | OZKYAI | Scoop.it
I celebrated the ultimate event in my Writer’s year …
The Australian CYA Conference at Southbank TAFE, Brisbane celebrated its 10th birthday anniversary. A one-day action-packed  creative holiday for writers.
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I love school holidays

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I love school holidays. 
This may sound like a strange thing to say for someone who hasn’t been a teacher for ten years and whose kids are well past their school days.
But school holidays are wonderful.
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Outside In…

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Hi cHEwY gum gums
So we’re halfway through the year now and I’m enjoying the school holidays before a hectic term 3 of school visits and festivals. I have a month to finish off my second edits for The Other Christy.
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July TBR List

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I stumbled across an Instagram Challenge tonight, shared by Megan Daley (@childrensbooksdaily) and organised by @lovesickreader, @thereaderdragon and @talkbookishtome.
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blog 81: In which I journey to the Nation’s Capital (or What happens in Canberra doesn’t stay in Canberra!)

blog 81: In which I journey to the Nation’s Capital (or What happens in Canberra doesn’t stay in Canberra!) | OZKYAI | Scoop.it
I’ve just returned from a very enjoyable week in CANBERRA with my wife. There wasn’t quite enough time for me to set all the Nation’s affairs in order, but you know, I did what I could. Here’s how it all went.
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It’s a Bookday!

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Happy Bookday to you
Happy Bookday to-ooo you!
Happy Bookday, Fly-in Fly-out Daaaad
Happy Bookday to you!
Yep, you guessed it, today is release day for my new picture book  Fly-In Fly-Out Dad, published by Five Mile Press.
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How to Encourage Young Writers

How to Encourage Young Writers | OZKYAI | Scoop.it
Lately I’ve been receiving a lot of messages from parents and teachers who have kids or know kids who love to write.
Other enquiries I get are from people who know kids who have great ideas for stories, but don’t know how to get them down on paper.
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Ask Tania: What is the Most Widely Used and Accepted Illustration Software?

Ask Tania: What is the Most Widely Used and Accepted Illustration Software? | OZKYAI | Scoop.it
Dear Tania,
What is the most popular, widely used and accepted software used by illustrators for digital illustrations for children's books?
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How Do You Get Kids Interested in Reading?

How Do You Get Kids Interested in Reading? | OZKYAI | Scoop.it
As a follow up to last week's blog post, 10 Ways to Inspire Kids to Read, I spoke to Rebecca Levingston on ABC Radio. We chatted about audiobooks, hanging out in bookstores and libraries and ways to help a child find that next great book.
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What Catty did...

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I just spent a week at Rye - intending to finish the novel I'm currently working on. I was fired up and ready and - I got half way there.
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Poetry Friday: The War Poets

Poetry Friday: The War Poets | OZKYAI | Scoop.it
Welcome to Poetry Friday.
During my time in residence last week, I had a request to focus on war poets for one of my sessions.
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