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Armidale Library Welcomes National Year of Reading 2012

Armidale Library Welcomes National Year of Reading 2012 | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Loved flying into Armidale in country New South Wales, over green rolling fields with cows and sheep grazing as an ambassador for the National Year of Reading.
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My Picture Book Problem

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I have a bit of a problem. Well, I guess you could call it a 'problem'--but it's more like an obsession. You see, I have an enormous {ENORMOUS} collection of picture books, from all over the world, and I've run out of places to put them.
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Little Golden Books of Memories

Little Golden Books of Memories | OKYAI | Scoop.it
While going through my picture book collection this past week, I've come across many a treasure--both 'long lost' recent purchases and long lost vintage books that brought the memories flooding back ...
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Norfolk Island and A Ring Through Time

Norfolk Island and A Ring Through Time | OKYAI | Scoop.it
 My novel, A Ring Through Time, has been very much on my mind lately, partly because it’s just received a Highly Commended at the Davitt Awards organised by Sisters in Crime Australia, and partly because I’ve only just returned from beautiful...
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books illustrated blog

books illustrated blog | OKYAI | Scoop.it
A Week in Korea Sept 7 to Sept 14We are arrived to a very hot and humid Seoul on Sunday Sept 7. After approx 90 mins drive north of Seoul and a short ferry ride we were on Nami Island - a balmy evening, paths lit with recycled fairy lights  ...
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Book Parade

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It's not as if we didn't have plenty of notice. The newsletter came home weeks ago, advising us about the Writers' Festival, and the date of the Book Parade.
-- So, who do you think you might dress up as?
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Psst buddy, wanna be in my next novel?

Psst buddy, wanna be in my next novel? | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Funny the things you do when you have a new book out.
I hate the thought of shopping (even more than camping or cleaning) and spring fashion means little to me beyond discarding the dacks of track and swapping my uggies for birkis.
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Let Them Catch You Reading

Let Them Catch You Reading | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Lots of experts have advice to help your children read. I have one suggestion that I’m going to offer in ten different varieties, and it’s all to do with the power of modelling. Your children observe you and are shaped by what you do and say.
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A new verse novel- not mine but a wonderful writing friend- Kathryn Apel

A new verse novel- not mine but a wonderful writing friend- Kathryn Apel | OKYAI | Scoop.it
I think one of the great joys of a blog is being able to share new writing adventures from writing friends.
And today I share Kathryn Apel's creative journey to the publication of her first verse novel, 'Bully on the Bus'.
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Tania’s Picture Book Collaboration Tips – Celebrating Tottie and Dot

Tania’s Picture Book Collaboration Tips – Celebrating Tottie and Dot | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Today I’m so excited to welcome my very dear writer/illustrator and all round amazing creator friend, Tania McCartney who’s visiting to celebrate the release of Tottie and Dot, her new picture book collaboration with Tina Snerling.
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Brisbane School Holiday Writing Workshops

Brisbane School Holiday Writing Workshops | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Here are three active, hands-on creative writing, transmedia and filmmaking workshops I'm running in the school holidays at State Library of QLD and QLD Writers Centre. Still places left but iAuthor, in particular, filling up fast.
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Tottie and Dot Blog Blast!

Tottie and Dot Blog Blast! | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Today I’m so excited to be part of a very special event – a blog blast to celebrate the release of Tottie and Dot, Tania McCartney’s new picture book collaboration with Tina Snerling.
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It’s the words and sentences

It’s the words and sentences | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Recently I went to a poetry workshop with Simon Armitage.
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Book Week, Hat-flipping and the Reason Why

Book Week, Hat-flipping and the Reason Why | OKYAI | Scoop.it
 Book week has an osmotic way of seeping into the weeks around it, whether its preparation or pre and post book Week school visits. It’s an exhausting time. Most of my commitments are in Sydney so it’s a four hour round trip on the train each day.
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Sneak Peek – What I’m Writing

Sneak Peek – What I’m Writing | OKYAI | Scoop.it
I’ve been tagged again – this time by talented picture book author and beautiful, supportive friend, Katrina Germein.
The challenge is to share 7 lines from page 7 or 77 of a current WiP. Then tag other writers to continue the game.
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[news] between the covers YA book party invite

[news] between the covers YA book party invite | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Love YA? Love pizza? Love meeting authors? Love meeting other bookworms? Combine all those AMAZING loves on October 16 at this epic YA event. RSVP details are below! <3
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The Summoning of The One virtual blog tour

The Summoning of The One virtual blog tour | OKYAI | Scoop.it
This week it is my pleasure to host author, Royce Bond during his virtual blog tour for his new book, The Summoning of The One (Book 2 in The Knights of Katesch), published by Morris Publishing.
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27 blogging tips I'd give my fifteen-year-old self

27 blogging tips I'd give my fifteen-year-old self | OKYAI | Scoop.it
I had an awesome time at the #LoveYA festival talking about blogging last weekend. I've been blogging for five-and-a-half years now, which is over a quarter of my life, and it's amazing how quickly the time has gone.
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Tottie and Dot

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Today I have great pleasure in hosting two lovely young ladies on my blog. Tottie and Dot.
These delightful young ladies were created by the lovely Tania McCartney and the brilliant illustrator, Tina Snerling.
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The Last Viking Returns out now

The Last Viking Returns out now | OKYAI | Scoop.it
My new children’s book The Last Viking Returns is finally out!
Written by Norman Jorgensen, it’s the sequel to The Last Viking.
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A better blogger than I

A better blogger than I | OKYAI | Scoop.it
I don’t blog much these days. I’m busy writing the new book, and I’m busier, for the time being, sitting on a grants panel. I have a hundred applications to read, from people whose talent and drive deserves close reading of their submissions.
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What a buzz at Big Book Day Out!

What a buzz at Big Book Day Out! | OKYAI | Scoop.it
It was such fun at Big Book Day Out at the beautiful NSW Writers' Centre in Rozelle yesterday.
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This House of Grief

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Sometime in the mid 90s, when I was around 20, there was an accident in Hobart. A woman was driving her mother and her two small children in Hobart. She had an epileptic fit at the wheel and drove into the docks.
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Strange name – brilliant place with bush, writing at BREWONGLE on the Hawkesbury River

Strange name – brilliant place with bush, writing at BREWONGLE on the Hawkesbury River | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Driving out of Sydney, crossing the Hawkesbury River on a punt, heading into the bush – one of Australia’s treasures – to speak to young people. Fantastic!
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Tottie and Dot Book Launch Wrap-Up!

Tottie and Dot Book Launch Wrap-Up! | OKYAI | Scoop.it
And ... we have launched!
Our Tottie and Dot book launch party at Dymocks Canberra was a sunny, bright, colourful, sweet affair--with kiddles dressed to the nines, kooky wigs, a lemon drop tree, butterfly strings and marshmallow tea goodie bags.
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Breaking the rules

Breaking the rules | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Two things I can do without in my life.
1. Cleaning. Yesterday, a nice man demolished our bathroom. Today, the haze settled to a fine blanket of dust coating every surface in our house.
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