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
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
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
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’
That’s like asking how long is a piece of string. There are endless articles written on this genre – most provide very useful hints in your quest to write the genre, and most as useful as a ball of string. Imagine the uses for a ball of string! We short story-tellers aim for one thing. To write a… Read More What makes a winning short story?
I’m thrilled to host my friend and author, the lovely Angela Sunde, on the occasion of the launch of her new novel for kids, Snap Magic. Angela’s own tweenhood experiences were the inspiration for Snap Magic’s cringe worthy laugh-out-loud moments. As she says, ‘Writing Snap Magic took me right back to being twelve years old.… Read More Jumping into the waters of Independent Publishing … interviewing Angela Sunde, author