Raymund and the Fear Monster Blow Art Activity

#raymundandthefearmonster #blogtour #booksontourpr #day5 Managing Emotions Through Art! To create the stunningly detailed artwork in ‘Raymund and the Fear Monster‘, illustrator Ester de Boer meticulously sketched line after line, dot, etch, dash and swish through the use of fine ink, textured shadings and illuminating yet subtle wisps of colour. To start, let’s take a look READ MORE

A Truly Inspiring Story about Fear by Megan Higginson

#raymundandthefearmonster #blogtour #booksontourpr #day4 Megan Higginson has had to face and overcome pretty traumatic events in her life. Her bravery is truly inspirational, and undoubtedly, life changing. Megan used her fears to anchor courage through her story, which now she presents to the children of the world as a gift to be empowered by. In READ MORE

A Fierce Duo – Speaking with Megan Higginson and Ester de Boer

#raymundandthefearmonster #blogtour #booksontourpr #day3 A collaborative relationship made in heaven! The inner and working strengths of both author Megan Higginson and illustrator Ester de Boer are certainly ones to be admired, and inspired by. No doubt bringing a picture book such as this, via the self-publishing route, is a challenge in itself. But these super READ MORE

Never FEAR! It’s the Raymund and the Fear Monster #BookGiveaway!

#raymundandthefearmonster #blogtour #booksontourpr #day2 NEVER FEAR! You have a CHANCE to WIN! Don’t let FEAR stop you in your tracks! ‘Raymund and the Fear Monster‘ is just the inspiration you need to FACE your own FEARS, so for a CHANCE to WIN a copy of this spectacular picture book of courage and resilience by Megan READ MORE

Featured Author: Megan Higginson

#raymundandthefearmonster #blogtour #booksontourpr #day1 The time has come – the time to approach a new book campaign head on. So, take a deep breath and brace yourself for a fiercely fun adventure into the wildly bold and courageous tale of ‘Raymund and the Fear Monster’ by Megan Higginson and Ester de Boer! Megan’s true story READ MORE

Do You Know Your Why?

Are you feeling a little lost as an author? Are you just going day-to-day doing what you think you’re meant to be doing with no insight as to why, or where you should focus your attention? You’re blogging, or not blogging, you’re on social media, you’re writing stories that are in your head, you’re told to build an author READ MORE

Reflecting on 2016 with the JWFK Team

2016 has been a tremendously eventful year on the blog, with establishing the Directory, a cascade of amazing interviewees and guest posters, and invaluable tips and news updates made available. And I couldn’t have done it all without the support and dedication of my wonderful team of bloggers and the Australian kidlit community. So, thank READ MORE

The Business of Writing: How to be an Authorpreneur

For many of creative people, it is difficult to take off the ‘creative hat’, so to speak, and put on the ‘business hat’. However, in this day and age of living in a noisy and busy world it is vital. Allison Tait interviewed Hazel Edwards in 2013 about the business of writing in her blog READ MORE

An Interview With Robert Vescio on Balancing Writing Life as a Single Parent

Writing books is not an easy task. Ask any author who is single, or has the space to just write for hours on end without interruption, it is a tough slog. What happens if you throw work and family into the mix, and then add being a single parent. How would you get any writing READ MORE

Diving into Picture Books—Signposts for Authors and Illustrators

Are you an aspiring or emerging children’s book author? Not too sure of what you have to do? How do you write that opening sentence? What is a story board? Do I need one? How do I work with an illustrator? Do I need to find one? What are agents looking for? The answers to READ MORE