Penny Reeve – Breaking Boundaries

Penny Reeve, is an established children’s author with more than 20 books for children in print. The latest in her Tania Abbey chapter book series, Camp Max, (published by Wombat Books) was launched earlier in the year. Penny says on her website that her books are ‘fun, real and empower kids to engage with – READ MORE

Introducing Elizabeth Mary Cummings and The Forever Kid

#theforeverkid #blogtour #booksontour #day1 It’s time to get sentimental with a very special blog tour that is sure to touch your hearts. Inspiring author, Elizabeth Mary Cummings, shares her messages of hope, health and healing through her writing as well as her engagements with the community. We are fortunate to welcome her back, following the READ MORE

In Conversation with Sonia Bestulic and Nancy Bevington

#ReeceGiveMeSomePeace #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day8 What a pleasure to discuss the behind-the-scenes secrets into making Reece Give Me Some Peace! and its exciting journey ahead, with special thanks to two talented creators, Sonia Bestulic and illustrator Nancy Bevington! 🌟🌟 Hello ladies! Thank you both for joining forces to talk about Reece Give Me Some Peace today! READ MORE

Catherine Pelosi – The Perfect Formula Part 3

Congratulations to Catherine Pelosi who launched her new picture book, Something for Fleur in August! Judging by the social media pics, it looks like such fun, complete with with Fleur and Bo cupcakes! Yum! Wish I was there! This is part three of my interview with Catherine, and we look at the author’s role in promoting READ MORE

Listen to the Soothing Words of Wisdom by Sonia Bestulic

#ReeceGiveMeSomePeace #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day4 Hangin’ out for some ‘quiet’ time and a cuppa? We have the perfect solution!  Enjoy this soothing audio clip listening to the brilliant Sonia Bestulic whilst you put your feet up and relax. Learn about Sonia’s writing process, where the inspiration for Reece came from, what her own household is really READ MORE

Catherine Pelosi – The Perfect Formula Part 2

In part 1 of my interview with children’s mid-grade and picture book author, Catherine Pelosi, we heard about what got Catherine writing and how she developed her skills, so that her work was picked up for publication.  There was so much to learn from the steps she took to refine her work and get feedback. In part READ MORE

Catherine Pelosi – The Perfect Formula Part 1

Today I welcome Catherine Pelosi to the JWFK blog. Catherine’s mid-grade novel about science and inventions, Quark’s Academy, was released earlier this year and she was invited to speak about it recently at an international festival in the United Arab Emirates! Her picture book, Something For Fleur is released next month (check out the invitation READ MORE

Finding the Real Kate Simpson – Engineer to Author

#FindingGranny #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day4 Was she always a writer in disguise? Or did the creativity spill out of her at just the right moment? Read Kate’s intriguing article on how she found herself as a writer in the midst of microbiology. As a child, it never occurred to me to become an author. To start READ MORE

Perfectly Paired – In Conversation with Kate Simpson and Gwynneth Jones

#FindingGranny #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day3 What an absolute delight! Today we are in conversation with both Kate Simpson and illustrator Gwynneth Jones to learn more about their process and the making of the very special book, Finding Granny!  💐 💐 Hello ladies! Lovely to be able to speak with you both! Firstly, congratulations on the release READ MORE

Edwina Wyatt – The Path to Success Part 1

Edwina Wyatt has been down the path to success with three picture books under her belt, and already had TWO of these awarded Notable Books in the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards. But more on that later. Today we have the pleasure of getting to know more about how she took the road from READ MORE