What’s new in picture books … Emma Middleton talks about her ‘inner lion’

My guest author today is Emma Middleton. Emma is a Queensland author (and illustrator) whose delightful picture book, The Lion in our Living Room has just been released with Affirm Press. The book’s illustrator is Briony Stewart. Emma, tell us about your experience of writing this book: In the early stages of writing The Lion… Read More What’s new in picture books … Emma Middleton talks about her ‘inner lion’

Queensland news – THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE celebrates 100 years!

It’s Queensland’s turn to host a celebration of THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE‘s Centenary!    Back in 1916, as the world grappled with the horrors of World War I, the New South Wales Department of Education had a brave and brilliant idea: to give primary school children their own free high-quality literary magazine. So while hardships related to… Read More Queensland news – THE SCHOOL MAGAZINE celebrates 100 years!

On making a character live … the inside story

Authors are funny animals. We inhabit storybook worlds; and sometimes reside in our characters’ heads. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of fictional characters coming to life. Adversity McAllister is someone you won’t know yet, but one day, you will. She’s the young protagonist in my completed manuscript, SWEET ADVERSITY.  SWEET ADVERSITY is a 50,000-word historical… Read More On making a character live … the inside story