InterviewByBook with Not So Scary Bear by Ruth Waters

Title: Not So Scary Bear​​ Author: Ruth Waters Illustrator: Ruth Waters Publisher: Windy Hollow Books Genre: Picture Book Age Range: 2 years and up Book Description: Every day Scary Bear roams the forest looking for animals to scare. Every night he roars so loudly even the leaves on the trees shake. But looks can be deceiving. What is Scary Bear's secret? Not So Scary Bear is a tale of deception, friendship, and of being yourself, scary or not. Dear Not So Scary Bear, It’s an honour ...
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The Sentinels of Eden Blog Tour Wrap Up

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day7 We’ve had such a fun week virtually touring with Carolyn Denman and her breathtaking series, The Sentinels of Eden! It has been so blissful journeying to Paradise as Carolyn has shared her inspirations, beliefs and behind-the-scenes insights into her three stories. We were transported into Lainie's worlds with her first ever interview, and even plunged into other fictional fantasy waters. PLUS! Generous bloggers have co-hosted alongside the...
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No History to Speak Of – A teaser for Sympath

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day7 No History To Speak Of: A teaser to Sympath – Sentinels of Eden #3 by Carolyn Denman The envelope fell to the floor, ignored in favour of its contents. George Durante let his eyes blur, feeling his heart thud against his ribs, but when he focussed his vision again, the numbers on the letter in front of him hadn’t changed. Must be a mistake. Too many digits. He opened the locked file behind the till, flicking through the files to ‘D’ and drew...
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A Case For The Intelligent Protagonist by Carolyn Denman

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day6 Guest Post by Carolyn Denman A Case for the Intelligent Protagonist A few weeks ago while I was watching a show aimed at older children, I had a rather distressing revelation. It grew from my increasing frustration with the main character who could not see the blindingly obvious threat, and then when everything started to fall apart, didn’t do the obvious thing to fix it. You may call this a standard plot weakness, but I’ve realised that it’s...
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Who Gets to Decide if Something is Offensive? by Carolyn Denman

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day4 Guest Post by Carolyn Denman Who gets to decide if something is offensive? No matter what genre you write in, or readership you write for, at some point you will write something that upsets someone. No matter how careful you are. Let’s face it, even if you were to get Barack Obama’s best speech writers to edit for you, and your work passes the scrutiny of the most outspoken twenty-something hipsters on the planet, your work could still fall d...
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Grab a Piece of Paradise – It’s Giveaway Time!

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day2 WIN THE WHOLE SET!!! THREE BOOKS for ONE LUCKY WINNER! Be in the running to WIN an extraordinary prize of the entire Sentinels of Eden set (Books 1-3) by talented author, Carolyn Denman! To enter, simply tell us who you'd like to win this prize for! Easy! *Open to Australian residents only. To enter, comment on this post or on social media. Winner will be notified via email and/or Facebook and will be required to provide an Australian ...
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Barramundi Triangle – A Teaser for Songlines

#SentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day1   Barramundi Triangle... A Teaser for Songlines – Sentinels of Eden #1 by Carolyn Denman Chapter 3 The river didn’t seem to care how much trouble we were in. It just kept singing its way past us as we sat on our favourite rocks in the little sandy curve below my house. I broke off a piece of stick and threw it as far across the water as I could and then watched as it was swallowed, becoming part of the river itself, sweeping out of...
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#InterviewByBook with Every Family is Different by Maureen Eppen

Title: Every Family is Different Author: Maureen Eppen Illustrator: Veronica Rooke Publisher: Serenity Press Genre: Children’s Picture Book Age Range: Up to 5 Blurb: Who’s in your family? Some children live with their mum and dad, others live with their grandparents or foster parents. Some live in a big house, others live in a tiny apartment. With captivating illustrations, Every Family is Different celebrates what it means to be part of a family, and reminds us that there’...
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#InterviewByBook with Cinnamon Stevens by Pauline Hosking

Title: Cinnamon Stevens – Ghost Light Author: Pauline Hosking Illustrator: Kat Chadwick Publisher: Lilly Pilly Publishing Genre: mystery/detective novel Age Range: 9-12 Book Description: Cinnamon Stevens – Ghost Light is a fun, crime/detective novel for readers 9+, written by Pauline Hosking, illustrated by Kat Chadwick and published in partnership with Lilly Pilly Press. It’s the second in a series about a twelve-year-old sleuth who solves crimes in and around Melbourne. ...
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Young Adult Books That Kick Butt by Susanna Rogers

Guest Post by Susanna Rogers We love the fierce conviction of Susanna Rogers as she shares her inspiration behind her awesome, kick butt YA novels. Becoming a kickboxer with a second-degree black belt helped Susanna Rogers improve not only her martial arts skills, but also her writing skills so she can write the kick butt heroines she loves. Her first YA novel, 'Infiltration', is about an elite soldier from the future who is sent back in time to complete an important mission – to stop a synt...
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