Kiah Thomas – Putting her best foot forward Part 3

So far in this interview with children’s author, Kiah Thomas, we’ve heard about the ‘nuts and bolts’ of writing and publishing, and we got to know some of her great picture books. In this instalment, we look at how Kiah is linked in to a writing community and how that helps, as well as discover READ MORE

Kiah Thomas – Putting her best foot forward Part 2

In Part One of this interview we saw how children’s author, Kiah Thomas, got her start writing for kids, and we got to know a bit about her current and upcoming picture books. In Part two Kiah talks about working with publishers, illustrators and book promotion (or not!). Kiah, in total, you will have four books READ MORE

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

A Flippin’ Good Interview with Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze

#MaxBoothFutureSleuth #FilmFlip #BlogTour #BooksOnTourPR #Day3 Wowsers! What a combo! Hilarious and humble at the same time! We had an absolute ‘flippin’ ball interviewing the masterminds behind the Max Booth Future Sleuth series! Here they are – Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze! 🙂 Congratulations on the release of another exciting book in the series – Max 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

Kiah Thomas – putting her best foot forward.

Kiah Thomas is a star on the rise. Her first picture book, Allergic Alpaca was recently released, and she has another picture book, Foothand Elbownose, both illustrated by the quirky Connah Brecon, due out in November this year. But also waiting in the wings are two more books to be published next year. Whilst these READ MORE

Damon Young and Peter Carnavas on Dads and Dragons

Could these guys get any funnier?! Dad-jokes aside, we are delighted to welcome Damon Young and Peter Carnavas to the blog to discuss their fantastic partnership on their picture book series. We reviewed ‘My Dad is a Dragon’ here earlier in the week, and today we are lucky enough to have its creators spilling the READ MORE

From bookseller to book creator – Paul and Beth MacDonald

Paul Macdonald owns the award-winning The Children’s Bookshop, in Beecroft NSW, which has been a Sydney literary institution since 1971 (it’s the oldest specialist children’s bookshop in NSW).  Paul has been running the bookshop: selling books, supplying schools, running workshops, book clubs, literary events and a speaker’s agency, for the past 14 years. Beth MacDonald READ MORE

Jo Sandhu’s Mammoth Success: Part Three

In Part One of this interview with Jo Sandhu, we looked at how she started out writing and how she got her foot in the door of the publishing house at Penguin. In Part Two,  we drilled down into the details of publication, editing and bringing out a series, with some great writing and research tips thrown in. READ MORE

Joining Incredible Forces – In Conversation with Teena Raffa-Mulligan and Amy Calautti

#whenthemoonisasmile #blogtour #booksontourpr #day4 Sense the joy and warmth between these two creators in this joint interview between long-time, established author, Teena Raffa-Mulligan, and talented emerging illustrator, Amy Calautti. Do they ever disagree?! Hello, Teena and Amy! It’s a pleasure to speak with both of you. Congratulations on the release of your touching book, When READ MORE