Liz Ledden on Pitching her Story – Tulip and Brutus

We just adore celebrating rising stars on the blog, and today’s author is another exceptional one to watch out for! Liz Ledden – you may have heard her as one of the fabulous trio of the One More Page Podcast fame – is debuting her picture book, Tulip and Brutus, with Ford Street Publishing this READ MORE

Oscar in the Hotseat! Character Q and A

#MaxBoothFutureSleuth #FilmFlip #BlogTour #BooksOnTourPR #Day4 BREAKING NEWS! Max Booth’s robo-sidekick, Oscar, has never appeared on live news before, but here he is, featuring in this special report with Bluggsville Observer reporter, Simone Taranto! Nice work, Oscar! Guest post written by Cameron Macintosh. Illustrations by Dave Atze. Oh Snap! It’s the Film Flip #BookGiveaway! What’s in READ MORE

SPECIAL Competition News!

Hey, Pitch It! folks! We are fully underway with our second annual Pitch It! Competition for Australian children’s writers, and wow, the entries are certainly impressive so far! Well done! Today’s SPECIAL COMPETITION NEWS serves as an encouraging piece of inspiration that by taking a chance, having the initiative and putting your best self forward READ MORE

The Importance of Teaching Students about Totalitarian Ideologies by Jason K. Foster

#hadamarthehouseofshudders #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana In writing Hadamar I wanted students to think about the importance of their own education. I wanted to highlight both the importance of children to a society but equally how a totalitarian society will attempt to indoctrinate its READ MORE

When Little Worries are Big – for little people by Sonia Bestulic

#kissesinyourheart #blogtour #booksontourpr #day4 A small worry for a child can manifest itself in almost unbearable ways. Expert children’s specialist, Sonia Bestulic, explains how her latest picture book, Kisses in Your Heart, can be used as a tool to help children manage their social and emotional skills. I have worked with hundreds of children and READ MORE

Amy Illustrates – A Sneak Peek into the Art Process with Amy Calautti

#whenthemoonisasmile #blogtour #booksontourpr #day3 For those of you who already follow the talented Amy Calautti on social media, you will have had the fortunate visual pleasure of absorbing her incredible portfolio. Here, Amy walks us through her art process for each piece – this may of interest in particular to fellow artists out there! And READ MORE

An A to Z of the Writing Life By Teena Raffa-Mulligan

Just ahead of another fabulous blog tour with the superlative Teena Raffa-Mulligan, here she is once again with her tenacity and acuity, teaching us the multi-layered art of the writing life. Not as easy as ABC, that’s for sure! Thanks, Teena. Love it! 😉 A is for Acceptances, and also for Angst because there will READ MORE

The Inspiration for the Eco Rangers Series by Candice Lemon-Scott

It’s a pleasure to invite Candice Lemon-Scott back, and to be invited back to celebrate her #EcoRangers blog tour! Today Candice allows us in on her very own brush with danger during an early wildlife encounter, and how this experience informed her writing of the exciting series. Thanks, Candice! 🙂  For me, stories usually come READ MORE

Stepping Up: Karen Tyrrell on Why She Had to Write Great Barrier Reef Rescue

#greatbarrierreefrescue #blogtour #booksontourpr #day3 We are thrilled to have Karen Tyrrell share a little about her Song Bird Superhero series and what made her so passionate about empowering young people, girls in particular, to be strong, self-confident and stand up for their beliefs. Her interests in science, environmental sustainability and conservation are also admirable. Read READ MORE

The Story Behind In the Shadow of an Elephant by Georgie Donaghey

Guest Post by Georgie Donaghey Georgie Donaghey is on the blog to generously share her touching and emotive story behind the heart-rending book, In the Shadow of an Elephant. This is a book of intense meaning, of beauty, life, earth-shattering loss and of an epic forge of bonding. These themes are all further amplified through READ MORE