BOOK REVIEW: Can’t Beat the Chemistry by Kat Colmer

Can’t Beat the Chemistry, Kat Colmer, Rhiza Edge, 2019 Note: This book was provided to me by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher: Ionic and covalent bonds are a piece of cake for MJ. But human bonds are a little harder … There are only two things MJ wants in READ MORE

Review: Bruno, the Boisterous Blue Dog from the Bush by Robyn Osborne and John Phillips

#brunotheboisterousbluedogfromthebush #blogtour #booksontour #day4 Bruno, the Boisterous Blue Dog from the Bush, Robyn Osborne (author), John Phillips (illus.), Big Sky Publishing, July 2018. Blurb: Barefoot Bob and Bruno the Blue Heeler are best buddies. They live a simple life in the beautiful Aussie bush and life is bonzer! Then one day Bob hits the bonanza READ MORE

It’s a Dog’s Life for Robyn Osborne: A Fun Interview

#brunotheboisterousbluedogfromthebush #blogtour #booksontour #day3 How did rescue animals get her writing? Why did she want to write a book with Aussie slang? What surprised her during Bruno’s creation? Robyn Osborne is here to spill it all… Robyn, you admit you are dog-obsessive! Your books clearly reveal this passion for the four-legged variety, including stories My READ MORE

The Journey Begins

Following several rides on The Giant Drop, I took a rather giddy step back. It felt as though the manuscripts I’d submitted were starting to turn on me. ‘Oh, you think we’re so good. You think you’ll be turning publishers away with all the attention we’ll bring. You think your books will be up in READ MORE

The Giant Drop

Many times, I’ve been told the writing game is an emotional roller coaster ride. Ups, downs, hill climbs, racing downhill, loop-the-loops… From my experiences, I’m more inclined to match it to The Giant Drop; one of Dreamworld’s ‘Big 9 Thrill Rides’, particularly the vulnerability of submitting manuscripts to publishers. Note: If The Giant Drop is unfamiliar READ MORE

CBCA Statistics

Book Week is amongst us and there are schools around Australia enthralled with the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards books. Last Friday while we were  congratulating the winners, some Australian authors, illustrators and publishers were planning their book for the next year’s awards. After attending Jane Parsons’ presentation and writing the article, ‘Judging the Judges’ READ MORE

Welcome from the Founder of Just Write For Kids

Welcome   The Just Write For Kids (JWFK) community of emerging and established Australian writers and illustrators are thrilled to present our new blog for bringing participants in the children’s literature world up-to-date information, writing and publishing tips, education, news, reviews and interviews. JWFK has a strong commitment to engaging and supporting others in the Australian READ MORE