1. Out of all the charities in all the world, why did you decide to become a writer-ambassador for Room to Read? One of the greatest gifts you can give a child is the gift of reading. It provides Joy, Escape, Knowledge.
What a buzz – writers, illustrators, publishers – pitches, publishing panels, brilliant masterclasses, launches, the magnificent illustrator duet with Stephen Axelson and Bruce Whately … Melina Marchetta’s outstanding keynote about the adaptation...
Josh Lorschy is a compassionate, hardworking, creative and high-achieving human. He is a 14-year-old actively engaged in changing the world in positive ways through Room to Read's Students Helping Students program.
I've been tagged by YA author and playwright, Michelle Morgan to participate in a writing process blog 'tag' Michelle is the author of 'Racing the Moon', a terrific read set in Sydney during the 1930's.
Catching up with distant friends (so many wonderful writers and illustrators hail from Perth) and making new ones. The 2014 Australian-New ZealandSCBWI Conference might just be the most inclusive place on earth.
Um, wow. That is all. But seriously--wow. My first SCBWI experience was truly overwhelming, exciting, fulfilling and beyond inspiring. What an incredible five-day experience, from my workshop through to a Bruce Whatley masterclass ...
The marvellous Ms Simmone Howell has tagged me in a meme challenge. Henceforth I must throw caution to the wind and permit a sneak peek at my work-in-progress – specifically seven lines from page seven or page seventy-seven.
The past few weeks have been incredibly busy and lots of fun. Alice-Miranda At Camp is finished (September release) and I’ve just read the page proofs for Clementine Rose and the Famous Friend (October release).
One of the sessions I attended at the Australia-NZ 2014 SCBWI Conference gave the advice “love your publisher”. It was definitely a love-fest at this month’s inaugural Walker Books Australia (WBA) Author-Illustrator Conference.
Dear Tania, Say there's a girl who has the dream of becoming a children's picture book author. She works with dogged determination through rejections, keeps improving her writing and WILL NOT GIVE UP until she's published.
Miriam at Create Hope Inspire blog interviewed me about Rescue on Nim's Island this week. Her two young sons also had some great questions! Here are a couple: Have you ever ridden on a sea lion?What does a sea lion's fur feel like?
Books on the Wind Mostly I find books mooching around the shop after sessions at bookshops or literary festivals, often with a book lover next to me urging, ‘You HAVE to read this. It’s fabulous! Oh look, there’s a new Shaun Tan.
Kids’s authors and illustrators, publishers and editors rock and rolled at the Society of Children’s Writers & Illustrators’ Conference at The Hughenden in Sydney – with the BEATNICKERS – the SCBWI band of James Foley, Mark Greenwood, Meredith...