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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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