Just Picture This Illustrator Interview with Matt B Lewis

How fun! It’s a #JustPictureThisIllustratorInterview with author – illustrator, Matt B Lewis! Let’s get to know a bit more about Matt! 🙂 How did you come to be an illustrator, and what do you like about illustrating for children? I am a self-taught illustrator and have pretty much always drawn something every day, doodles, cartoons, READ MORE

Featured Author: Karen Tyrrell

#greatbarrierreefrescue #blogtour #booksontourpr #day1 Karen Tyrrell has many, many books and many, many talents under her belt! She is a gifted and passionate author, motivational speaker, workshop presenter, interactive pantomime performer and tutor, with a background in teaching and in particular, science. Karen writes empowering and imaginative books on diverse inclusive, anti-bullying, resilience and environmental topics, READ MORE

Jo Sandhu’s Mammoth Success: Part Two

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 drill down into the details of publication, editing and bringing out a series, and more. Jo has woven some great READ MORE

Featured Author Illustrator: Anna McGregor

#colouroos #blogtour #booksontourpr #day1 Welcome to the Colouroos Virtual Tour with Anna McGregor! Anna McGregor is a multi-talented creator with skills in writing, illustrating and designing. And yes, she took on all three roles to produce her stunning debut picture book, ‘Colouroos’, published by Hachette in March this year. Anna is the creative director for READ MORE

Jo Sandhu’s Mammoth Success: Part One

Jo Sandhu’s mid grade historical fiction/adventure, Tarin of the Mammoths trilogy has burst onto the scene with a bang. Book one: The Exile, won the 2018 Readings Children’s book prize, was an Aurealis finalist and a CBCA notable book. The three books were released over 2017 and 2018. I first noticed Jo on Twitter and then kept READ MORE

A Chance for Meet and Greet at SCBWI Victoria’s Next Event

If you are new to SCBWI Victoria, here’s a great opportunity to meet the committee and other new members over a casual cup of coffee or pot of tea. Come along and share your latest projects and future aspirations with like-minded creators. This is a FREE event!  SCBWI Vic Meet and Greet 27 April 2019 READ MORE

Amelia McInerney – Bursting onto the Scene -Part Two

I’m so excited to be posting part two of this interview with children’s picture book author, Amelia McInerney on the day of the OFFICIAL RELEASE of the first of her FIVE picture books, The Book Chook. I was fortunate to have had a sneak peek at this funny chook last weekend at the SCBWI conference, READ MORE

Penny Reeve – Breaking Boundaries Part 3

This is the third and final part of my interview with Kids and YA author Penny Reeve (Penny Jaye for YA). In Part One, Penny spoke about the process of writing and publishing her YA novel, Out of the Cages, a powerful and important story about human trafficking.  In Part Two, we congratulated Penny on READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Alison Binks

Welcome to The Quick Six Interview with Alison Binks! Alison Binks is an artist, architectural designer and author/illustrator. She was born into a family of sailors in Adelaide and enjoyed a childhood never far from the sea. Alison studied design and later moved to Melbourne, and from there to New York where she worked for READ MORE

Cameron Macintosh on a Mission

#MaxBooth #FutureSleuth #blogtour #booksontour #day3 Cameron Macintosh had been on secret a mission for a long time. That is, he always enjoyed his writing work, but it was authoring his own books that drove him to seek opportunities to make it happen. Read all about his work life, journey into publication and the inexhaustible potential READ MORE