Portable Magic – Michael Pryor

August 10, 2020

Michael Pryor is one of Australia’s most loved authors. His highly acclaimed fantasy and science fiction novels include The Extraordinaries series and Gap Year In Ghost Town. As well as his many novels, Michael also writes short stories. In fact over 50 of his short stories have been published in Australia and overseas. The dapper...


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Portable Magic with Children’s Author, Dee White

August 3, 2020

What a heartbreaking time, especially for Victorians. More than ever we need time out from the craziness. Thank goodness for books. From picture books to door-stopper literary tomes, (Yes I loved The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel) books bring such comfort. There’s only one thing better than books, and that is talking about...


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Portable Magic – George Ivanoff

July 27, 2020

Welcome to a new week. What strange and unsettling times we live in. I hope you are staying well and looking after yourself and each other. Time for a little respite from all that is happening. Grab a coffee and join me for the latest Portable Magic. This week I interview energetic and enthusiastic children’s...


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Portable Magic – Jude Rossell

July 20, 2020

Tortoises, German turrets, scientists and dinosaurs. The latest Portable Magic has all that and more. My guest today is Jude Rossell. Jude writes and illustrates children’s books and so far has written 15 and illustrated 80. Her books include the fabulous and highly decorated Stella Montgomery series and brand new picture book, Pink, written by...


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Portable Magic – Jackie Hosking

July 13, 2020

This week’s Portable Magic guest is author, Jackie Hosking. Jackie writes poetry for children, runs poetry courses and competitions and edits the on-line writing ezine, Pass It On. She’s also the author of picture books, including The Croc and The Platypus and Temper Tabitha, out in August, 2020. Jackie is known for her warmth and...


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Portable Magic – Jasmine Seymour.

July 6, 2020

Jasmine Seymour’s Baby Business is an evocative and moving picture book about a First Nations People’s baby smoking ceremony. Released by Magabala books it is a rich, beautiful book that took my breath away. I was thrilled when I learned Jasmine was going to illustrate Family, the second book in the Our Place series written...


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Portable Magic – Claire Saxby

June 29, 2020

In Portable Magic this week I speak to award-winning author Claire Saxby. Claire is renowned for her picture books, non fiction and poetry for children and is passionate about books and writing. Claire talks about her latest release and first middle grade novel Haywire, the challenges she faced writing it, her passion for books and...


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Portable Magic – Michael Earp

June 22, 2020

This week I talk to the delightful Michael Earp. Michael was a sales rep with Walker Books Australia when we first met and was finishing his Masters in Writing and Children’s Literature. He was also working towards becoming a published author. Michael is currently the manager at Melbourne’s The Little Bookroom and continues to write....


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Portable Magic – Corinne Fenton

June 15, 2020

In this week’s Portable Magic, I interview award-winning picture book author, Corinne Fenton about her beautiful work, extensive research process and her relationship with her books’ illustrators. Corinne also shares her vital ingredient to creating a successful picture book. Corinne is renowned for her heart-warming picture books, including My Friend Tertius, Queenie, One Elephant’s Story...


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Portable Magic – Michael Wagner

June 8, 2020

In this week’s edition of Portable Magic, I talk to junior fiction and picture book author, Michael Wagner about his books, cracking the picture book code, self-publishing and even a little bit of footy. Thank you Michael for your time and for sharing your experience and wisdom so freely. Just a reminder, if you don’t...


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