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Sandy Writes - The Detail is a Google

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Source: jpellgenI'm happy with my first paragraph. A bell tolls ominously over the snow. It sketches the setting with a light touch and it has the Samurai Kids feeling nervous and afraid.
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Hello from Sandy

Hello from Sandy | OKYAI | Scoop.it
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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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Federation Square Book Market with Ann James Saturday April 18

Federation Square Book Market with Ann James Saturday April 18 | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Upcoming Books Illustrated Events Federation Square Book Market with Ann James Saturday April 18Ann will join us between 12pm to 5pm to demonstrate her chocolate flavoured illustration and to sign books!
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Poetry Friday: Roses Are Blue

Poetry Friday: Roses Are Blue | OKYAI | Scoop.it
It’s Poetry Friday, which is always good news, but this week I have some additional good news to share, because my verse novel Roses are Blue was named a Notable Book by the Children’s Book Council of Australia book of the year judges.
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The First Third – Will Kostakis

The First Third – Will Kostakis | OKYAI | Scoop.it
It’s after midnight and the house is quiet.
I’m reading. Everyone else is sleeping.
And then I laugh. Loud enough to wake up the son in the nearest bedroom.
“Easter is all about comebacks.”
The First Third – Will Kostakis.
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Cinnamon Girl in the awards world…

Cinnamon Girl in the awards world… | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Champaign was popped, happy dancing was jigged, and random friends and workmates hugged to the point where uncomfortable side-eyes were given.
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Children's Book Council of Australia Awards 2015

Children's Book Council of Australia Awards 2015 | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Huge congrats to the authors and illustrators of the Notable and Shortlisted books for this year's Children's Book Council of Australia Awards. I'm honoured to see my book TWO WOLVES in such fine company.
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Leo da Vinci Vs The Ice-cream Domination League

Leo da Vinci Vs The Ice-cream Domination League | OKYAI | Scoop.it
And here it is, the cover for my next book, a zany fun adventure for younger readers.
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Yes, there were tears

Yes, there were tears | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Well, I did warn hubba hubby last night: ‘I’m having a cry tomorrow. Just so you know.’
He didn’t know why, of course, until I told him. About the CBCA Book of the Year – Notable Books and Short List announcement.
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my younger self and the books and movies of influence

my younger self and the books and movies of influence | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Upon learning of the death of Gunter Grass, I was jolted back to my late teens and early twenties, to a period in my life when I read more widely and more prolifically and watched more foreign films than in any other period.
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Thrilling news: Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose both shortlisted in this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs)!

Thrilling news: Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose both shortlisted in this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs)! | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Hello Everyone,
I am literally bursting with excitement that Alice-Miranda in Japan and Clementine Rose and the Seaside Escape have both been shortlisted in this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards known as the ABIAs.
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Is this the most wonderful colouring book ever?

Is this the most wonderful colouring book ever? | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Doesn’t it make your fingers itch to colour?
From The Secret Garden Copyright Johanna Basford
It’s the work of artist Johanna Basford interviewed here.
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Don’t Think About Purple Elephants

Don’t Think About Purple Elephants | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Today is the official release date for Don’t Think About Purple Elephants. It’s time for my little purple elephants to go out into the big wide world.
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An old suitcase full of poetry

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I didn’t even know I still had it.
An old suitcase full of poetry, a growth chart of words measuring my life from teen to young adult.
I was editing #1 son’s Psychology essay and recalled I’d kept one of my own.
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Eric

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I’m always worried when Shaun Tan’s name comes up in conversation. If I sense it coming I generally run – …Continue reading →
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Where the magic happens for Danielle Binks

Where the magic happens for Danielle Binks | OKYAI | Scoop.it
I am so happy to introduce this bright sparkling next guest! When we first met, she did a filmed interview with me, and then, as now, I was struck by her work ethic and passion for YA literature.
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Books Writers Read with Janeen Brian

Books Writers Read with Janeen Brian | OKYAI | Scoop.it
Author interview
Author: Janeen Brian (Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)
I am very pleased to welcome Janeen Brian to Reading Upside Down.
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the act of doing

the act of doing | OKYAI | Scoop.it
I love Japanese fabric and design so a few years ago I made a patchwork quilt for our bed.
I found the act of doing was the most rewarding part of making that quilt. As I don’t have a sewing machine I hand stitched it all.
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Real Characters

While Australia’s Great War: 1915 is a work of fiction, not all of the characters are made up. Several of them are based on real people who served in the Great War.
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Love letter to my publishers and editors

The second Tuesday in April is perhaps the most important morning of the year for authors of children’s and young adult literature in Australia.
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Sandy Curtis – Writers’ Festival Organiser Interview

Sandy Curtis – Writers’ Festival Organiser Interview | OKYAI | Scoop.it
    
You are the Director of WriteFest, a writers’ festival held annually in Bundaberg, Queensland. For those unfamiliar, what is WriteFest and who will be presenting at the festival (to be held on May 16-17) in 2015?
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You Choose 8

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Time for another cover reveal — You Choose 8: Trapped in the Games Grid. Artist James Hart has picked up on the TRON influences to create this rather AWESOME illustration…
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Aussie Author Challenge 2015 – Just a Queen

Just a Queen by Jane Caro is my  third  title counting towards the  2015 Aussie Author Challenge hosted by Jo at Booklover Book Reviews.
It ticks the boxes as a female author, fiction published 2014-2015 and an author I haven’t read before.
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Historical fiction vs a ‘fictional history’?

Historical fiction vs a ‘fictional history’? | OKYAI | Scoop.it
I had an interesting discussion with Irina Dunn of the Sydney Writers Centre at the recent HNSA conference on the difference between writing historical fiction and a fictional history.  To my way of thinking, while writers of historical fiction may...
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I Wish I Knew Then by Susan Whelan

I Wish I Knew Then by Susan Whelan | OKYAI | Scoop.it
I wish I knew then just how much I didn’t know When I started writing my first manuscript, I had …Continue reading →
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Who Let the Dogs Out (Blog stop number four)

Who Let the Dogs Out (Blog stop number four) | OKYAI | Scoop.it
I don’t like dogs. No. that isn’t strictly true. I do like dogs a lot, but in the same way as I like wild tigers and gorillas and great white sharks. I think they’re beautiful and amazing examples of the wonder of the natural world.
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Autumn

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Keats said it, and said it best. Autumn is the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’. I love the cool, dewy mornings. I love the way the hot air balloons arrive, happy in the calmer, cooler skies.
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