A Writer’s Paradise – Interview with Carolyn Denman

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day3 We are thrilled to speak with Carolyn Denman, author of the spellbinding fantasy series for young adults, The Sentinels of Eden. Today we find out about her journey into the writing world and background information on her books. Welcome Carolyn! 🙂 What kinds of books or particular titles do you enjoy […]

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Review: Songlines by Carolyn Denman

#TheSentinelsOfEden #BooksOnTour #BlogTour #Day2 Just Write For Kids and Books On Tour are excited to reveal some secrets from the mystifying YA fantasy series, The Sentinels of Eden. Today we will be reviewing the first book, Songlines, just to give you a taste of what’s to come. We hope you enjoy this thrilling adventure! 😯 […]

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Barramundi Triangle – A Teaser for Songlines

#SentinelsOfEden #BlogTour #BooksOnTour #Day1   Barramundi Triangle… A Teaser for Songlines – Sentinels of Eden #1 by Carolyn Denman Chapter 3 The river didn’t seem to care how much trouble we were in. It just kept singing its way past us as we sat on our favourite rocks in the little sandy curve below my house. […]

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#InterviewByBook with Cinnamon Stevens by Pauline Hosking

Title: Cinnamon Stevens – Ghost Light Author: Pauline Hosking Illustrator: Kat Chadwick Publisher: Lilly Pilly Publishing Genre: mystery/detective novel Age Range: 9-12 Book Description: Cinnamon Stevens – Ghost Light is a fun, crime/detective novel for readers 9+, written by Pauline Hosking, illustrated by Kat Chadwick and published in partnership with Lilly Pilly Press. It’s the […]

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InterviewByBook with The Centre of My Everything by Allayne Webster

Title: The Centre of My Everything Author: Allayne L. Webster Publisher: Penguin Random House Genre: Contemporary, realism Age Range: Young Adult ISBN: 978-0-14-378333-6 Book Description: Justin’s back and wants to put the past behind him. Corey’s a footy hero and high-school dropout who can’t even find work picking fruit. Tara wants to be loved. But if her […]

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It’s Like a Fantasy Come True: Interview with Elizabeth Foster

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day3 Just Write For Kids and Books On Tour are excited to have the talented debut novelist, Elizabeth Foster sharing her insights about her sensational fantasy adventure, Esme’s Wish (review). Once displeased by the undesired nickname, Dizzy Lizzy, Elizabeth now regards her daydreaming as central to her writing. Glad to find out […]

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Esme’s Wish: The Winding Road to Publication by Elizabeth Foster

#EsmesWish #BooksOnTour #BlogBlitz #Day2 Elizabeth Foster generously shares her journey to publication with us today for her Esme’s Wish blog tour. See how she found a publishing home that perfectly fits her book’s unique crossover between age range and unobstrusive yet beguiling themes. Thanks, Elizabeth! ☺️ If you’re an aspiring author, no doubt you’ve heard […]

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#InterviewByBook with Allayne Webster

Title: A Cardboard Palace Author: Allayne L. Webster Illustrator: none Publisher: MidnightSun Publishing Genre: Children’s Fiction Age Group: 8-14 What kinds of themes/issues are raised in this story? A Cardboard Palace is told by Jorge, a boy who has been trafficked to Paris, and forced to steal for a controller, Bill, a selfish man who […]

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KidLitVic2017 Reflections

I’m still buzzing after a day of encouragement, empowerment and energy. A day filled with camaraderie, connections and reverence. KidLitVic Meet the Publishers Conference 2017 in Melbourne on May 20th certainly achieved its goals for attendees to network, showcase talents, and “kick-start, build, reinvigorate and strengthen” our creative journeys. Conference organisers, Alison Reynolds, Coral Vass, Jaquelyn […]

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Tonya Alexandra – magic happens!

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing YA author Tonya Alexandra. Tonya is a very generous committee member of my CBCA subranch, where I have the privilege of catching up with her from time to time. The Incredible Story of Olive In Love is the first of a YA series picked up by Harlequin Publishers. The book launch […]

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