#BookReview and Interview: The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn by Kate Gordon

The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn, Kate Gordon (author), Rachel Tribout (illus.), UQP, September 2020. From the publisher: A lonely orphan called Wonder Quinn yearns for a friend in this enchanting tale celebrating friendship, bravery and the importance of staying true to yourself. Wonder Quinn lives in the attic of Direleafe Hall with only a gloomy READ MORE

The Story Behind In the Shadow of an Elephant by Georgie Donaghey

Guest Post by Georgie Donaghey Georgie Donaghey is on the blog to generously share her touching and emotive story behind the heart-rending book, In the Shadow of an Elephant. This is a book of intense meaning, of beauty, life, earth-shattering loss and of an epic forge of bonding. These themes are all further amplified through READ MORE

Columbine’s Tale: An Excerpt – A Story Within

#columbinestale #blogtour #booksontour #day13 This is one of my personal favourite scenes from Columbine’s Tale; a story within the story. Mina pleads Luka to tell her the tale of Allegra as she clings to life. Feel the grip and emotion… Storytelling at its best. Book Excerpt pp262-264 Long ago, when the stars still sang and READ MORE

Review: The Forever Kid by Elizabeth Mary Cummings and Cheri Hughes

#theforeverkid #blogtour #booksontour #day3 The Forever Kid, Elizabeth Mary Cummings (author), Cheri Hughes (illus.), Big Sky Publishing, October 2018.  Blurb: A moving story about the strength of family love. It’s Johnny’s birthday but he is no longer here. His family still gathers and lovingly celebrate. By continuing Johnny’s favourite party traditions and sharing special memories, READ MORE