Portable Magic – Mark Wilson

November 21, 2020

As we gear up for Christmas and all the busy-ness that involves, I’ll be taking a break from recording and releasing Portable Magic. My final guest for 2020 is a talented writer and illustrator who has 17 books in print worldwide, in nine different languages. Author, illustrator and musician Mark Wilson has a passion for...

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Portable Magic – Sophie Masson

November 2, 2020

Dr Sophie Masson, AM was born in Indonesia and grew up between France and Australia. Her childhood experiences, her keen eye for detail and her love of story have contributed to her 70 books for children, young adults and adults. Sophie is also a champion of writing and writers. As well as being a writer,...

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Portable Magic – Cameron E Macintosh

October 25, 2020

As a student, Cameron E Macintosh loved writing and was keen to become a published author. His writing career took off after he began work  as an editor with an educational publisher. Cameron now has over 100 books published in Australia and overseas. In this week’s Portable Magic, Cameron talks about how he made the move...

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Portable Magic – Alison Evans

October 19, 2020

Alison Evans is one very busy person. As well as writing queer young adult books Ida, Highway Bodies and Euphoria Kids, they are a contributor to Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYa Stories, and co-editor of the ezine, Concrete Queers. Alison spoke to me about spec fiction, persistence and tattoos from her  Wurundjeri (Melbourne) home. They are...

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Portable Magic – Sherryl Clark

October 13, 2020

Sherryl Clark not only writes books for children and adults, she is also an editor, a creative writing teacher and a doctor. Sherry’s not a medical doctor, but she has a doctorate in creative writing, which makes her Dr Clark. Sherryl is a prolific and versatile writer. She writes books for children and adults, poetry...

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Portable Magic – Hazel Edwards

October 5, 2020

Hazel Edwards, OAM, is one of Australia’s most well-known and loved authors and has published more than 200 books. As well as writing successful and popular books, Hazel is dedicated to teaching and mentoring up-and-coming authors. Her much-loved books include the classic There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake, which has just celebrated its...

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Portable Magic – Lian Tanner

September 27, 2020

What do dynamite, diving, busking, being arrested and detective chickens have in common? They all play a part in this week’s Portable Magic. Australian author Lian Tanner writes picture books, novels and fantasy books for children, including The Keepers Trilogy and latest release, A Clue for Clara. Lian’s first picture book Ella and the Ocean,...

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Portable Magic – Deborah Abela

September 21, 2020

This week in Portable Magic, I interview author Deborah Abela. Deb writes junior fiction books, including the Max Remy series and The Spectacular Spelling Bee, and picture books. Her latest picture book is Bear in Space, illustrated by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall. As well as being a busy writer, Deb is also a passionate supporter of authors and...

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Portable Magic – Davina Bell

September 14, 2020

Tractors, talking whales, umbrellas and pandemics.  We cover all these and so much more in this Portable Magic conversation with Davina Bell. A former editor and now full-time writer, Davina is best known for her beautiful picture books and has just released her first young adult novel, The End of the World is Bigger than...

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Portable Magic – Jane Godwin

September 6, 2020

Author, editor, mentor and former publisher, Jane Godwin is one of Australia’s most loved and respected writers. Jane writes picture books and middle grade fiction. Her books have been published overseas and have won many awards, including the Queensland Premier’s Award (Children’s Books), the Aurealis Award and the Animal Welfare Award. Jane worked for many...

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