Introducing Teena Raffa-Mulligan and Who Dresses God?

#whodressesgod? #blogtour #booksontour #day1 We always delight in having Teena Raffa-Mulligan on the blog. She has been a true and loyal supporter of Just Write For Kids and Books On Tour, so we are very excited and grateful for this opportunity to take one of her special books on tour! And this picture book, Who READ MORE

Six Top Tips on How to Write Children’s Manuscript Pitches – That Editors Want to Read

You’ve spent countless hours pouring your thoughts, heart and soul, and even blood, sweat and tears into your manuscript. It’s taken months, if not years, to perfect it. It’s been on it’s own journey around and around, reimagined and rejigged many times over. And now it’s ready to be sent off into the world of READ MORE

Penny Reeve – Breaking boundaries Part 2

As the second part of this interview goes live, I’m so excited to be able to congratulate Penny Reeve on her recent win with the Caleb Prize for her junior fiction, Camp Max – the third book in her Tania Abbey junior fiction series. It’s illustrated by Leigh Hedstrom and published by Wombat Books (the READ MORE

Discover South Africa and WIN!

#CharliesAdventuresInSouthAfrica #blogtour #BooksOnTour #Day1 🇿🇦 Discover South Africa and WIN! 🇿🇦 Have you ever been to South Africa? Would you like to visit? South Africa is home to amazing native animals, iconic landmarks and gorgeous landscapes, brilliant historical treasures, traditional culinary treats, and more! Tell us, if you could go there today, what would you choose to READ MORE

BOOK REVIEW: The All New Must Have Orange 430

The All New Must Have Orange 430, Michael Speechley (author/illus.), Penguin Random House, 2018 Synopsis: Harvey owned a heap of stuff, but could always use more. The ORANGE 430 was the latest and the greatest. Harvey wasn’t sure what it did, but he had to have it! A cheeky picture book for anyone who’s bought READ MORE

Animal Antics – Little Pink Dog Picture Book Reviews

I was fortunate to receive two enthralling books from the lovely people at Little Pink Dog Books – two books that encourage a little imagination and a lot of exploration for busy toddlers and young children. Add some wild animals in the mix and you’ve got fun-tastic literary experiences to share. Ziggy’s Zoo is an READ MORE

Edwina Wyatt – The Path to Success Part 2

Last time in our interview with Edwina Wyatt we learned how her own obsession with picture books led to publication, despite her attention meant for other things. In today’s instalment, we find out why this chosen career path is so important to her and the ways she has immersed herself in her role as an 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

Katrina McKelvey – Going Places Part 3

So far in my interview with the fearless Katrina McKelvey, we’ve seen how Katrina started pursuing her interest in writing for kids, developed networks and honed her skills in Part One, then a nuts and bolts look at how her books were picked up for publication in Part Two. In Part Three, we cover a READ MORE

Katrina McKelvey – Going Places Part 2

This is the second instalment of my interview with go-getter Katrina McKelvey about the path to publication of her picture book, Dandelions, and the three more picture books on the way. To review how Katrina started pursuing her interest in writing for kids, developing networks  and honing her skills, read part one here – it READ MORE