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

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 soon you will. She’s the young protagonist in my completed manuscript, SWEET ADVERSITY. The only child of travelling Shakespearean actors, 12-year-old Addie… Read More On making a character live … the inside story