Tackling a hard subject – DIMITY POWELL’s At the End of Holyrood Lane

Hats off to author, Dimity Powell! In her new picture book, AT THE END OF HOLYROOD LANE, Dimity tackles the subject of domestic violence, physical, mentally or emotionally, with sensitivity and skill. Nicky Johnstone’s beautiful illustrations shine throughout as well.  It’s no easy subject to broach in a children’s book, but in the hands of… Read More Tackling a hard subject – DIMITY POWELL’s At the End of Holyrood Lane

From international ballerina to author … Emma Middleton

Creativity links most forms of endeavour … from music and literature to science and art, from music and literature to drama, dance and art. Antonio Vivaldi was a great proponent of this belief … he wrote four sonnets to go with the four concertos of his most-loved composition, The Four Seasons because he needed to pour more of… Read More From international ballerina to author … Emma Middleton

When a bear in the backyard meets a lion in a living room

I’m going on a bear hunt with Queensland author and illustrator, Emma Middleton whose adorable picture book, The Lion in our Living Room proved such a hit with kids … now her follow-up picture book, The Bear in our Backyard has recently been released.   Emma, did you always plan to have a follow-up book to The Lion in… Read More When a bear in the backyard meets a lion in a living room

Sweet Adversity’s first champion – UK literary agent, Rosemary Canter

Sweet Adversity, my upcoming historical adventure (HarperCollins Children’s Books) had a life of its own before this exciting stage. Once it was called McAlpine & Macbeth, and was the recipient of an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship and a week at Varuna Writers’ House in Katoomba benefitting from Creative Director, Peter Bishop’s insight. More recently, the… Read More Sweet Adversity’s first champion – UK literary agent, Rosemary Canter