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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