The Quick Six Interview with Suzanne Barton

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Suzanne Barton!

We are excited to have author Suzanne Barton join us on the blog for this interview! Suzanne brings a blast of sparkling goodness with her recently released picture book, which she will share with us today. Thanks, Suzanne, for showering us with the glitter-bomb story of the century, My Unicorn Farts Glitter! 🙂


About the Author

Suzanne Barton is a magazine editor and the creator of cabaret productions inspired by 1940s radio drama. She also holds a masters degree in screenwriting and producing. Born in Zimbabwe to a family full of authors, illustrators and English teachers, Suzanne loved to read and write from an early age. She independently published her first picture book, Meeka, working with illustrator Anil Tortop.

Find out more about Suzanne and her books at the following links:

Website | Bluebell Books | Hachette

 


WHO 

Who wrote, illustrated and published this book? 

This picture book was written by Suzanne Barton (me!), illustrated by Shannon Horsfall and published by Hachette Australia. 

 

WHAT 

What is it called and what is it about? 

The book is called My Unicorn Farts Glitter. It’s an irreverent, playful tale about a stinky, loud, messy – but lovable – unicorn, and all the trouble he gets up to. In short, it’s a book about sibling love and farty bath-times, with a twist at the end. 

 

WHEN 

When is its release / launch date? 

My Unicorn Farts Glitter was released in August. The paperback edition will come out in December, and a French translation is on the way in January. 

 

WHERE 

Where did the inspiration for this book come from? 

In truth, the first line of the book just popped into my head: My unicorn ruins my bubble bath, with stinky glitter farts. The silliness of this image made me giggle and from there the relationship between the little unicorn and his big sister slowly took shape. 

 

WHY 

Why is this book meaningful to you and why would its message resonate with readers? 

I loved writing this book because it has moments of both true silliness and true love. I hope young readers will relate to the joys and frustrations of having a younger sibling, as well as getting a giggle at the little unicorn’s hijinks. 

 

HOW 

How have you promoted this book and how can we find it? 

I am working with the lovely people at Hachette to promote the book, including doing some events at bookshops in Victoria, where I live now, and Western Australia, where I grew up. It’s available in most major bookshops and through major online retailers. 

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