Australian Picture Books and Inspirational Editors

March 6, 2017

I’m excited to welcome a new picture book into the world. Australian picture book, The Three Emus hit the book stores in February. Yes, I know it’s March! Life has been a little crazy-busy, so I’m behind. Don’t judge! At least this year I’m on a roll with blogging. Let’s hope I maintain the momentum....

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Australian Children’s Literature Festival

February 21, 2017

It’s no secret – I love Australian children’s literature. From picture books to Australian young adult novels and everything in between, I’m passionate about reading, writing and the industry. I also love people and places that value Australian literature and strive to foster a love for reading and books in our young people. There’s a...

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Australian Picture Book Celebration at Words and Windows

January 30, 2017

A week ago Australian Children’s Laureate, Leigh Hobbs, launched a beautiful exhibition, Words and Windows. This exhibition at the Eltham Library, celebrates Australian children’s author Corinne Fenton’s exquisite picture books. Corinne’s award winning books have been published nationally and internationally and have inspired the last two years Myer Christmas Windows. The exhibition features original artwork,...

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A Young Adult Author’s Writing and Reading Life

January 4, 2017

 “Zoom- what was that?” “That, mate, was your 2016!” I love all things Monty Python – the skits, movies and books, as well as Python crew’s individual projects. Maybe I love them a little too much. Their words and images pop into my head all the time. This quote from Fawlty Towers’ hilarious Basil summarises...

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