Category Archives: Australian children’s authors

Don’t wait for your muse

My writing friend, Dianne (Di) Bates, has been authoring books (120+) for over 30 years, and has been making a living from being a full-time author for over ten years. And instead of putting her feet up once a manuscript has been … Continue reading

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DC Green’s Monster School

Note:  Additional paragraphs have  been added to this post since it was first published on 14 November 2013. Monster School is the first of the three-book series, City of Monsters  by the talented children’s writer and award winning surf journalist, … Continue reading

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Halloween poems

In Australia, there are many parents and individuals who won’t participate or acknowledge Halloween celebrations believing that it is an American only celebration. Not wanting to become ‘Americanised’ they avoid it like the plague. However, I thought I’d cite some … Continue reading

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A Christmas Tail features in CKT’s October Pitch Ya Book!

A Christmas Tail, co-authored by Donna Smith and ME!, is featured this month in Creative Kids Tales’s Pitch Ya Book. The gorgeous illustrations are by Aaron Pocock. The other books featured this month are: Sue Whiting’s A Swim in the … Continue reading

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DC Green’s Monster blog stop

NB: This post now includes additional pics. As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I had a problems with monsters intervening, preventing me from including the intended pics with this post. But AHA! I have now beaten off the … Continue reading

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Monster Blog Tour

To celebrate the publication of his new novel, Monster School, D C Green is touring some wonderful author and writing blogs during the first two weeks of October. D C Green will provide tonnes of insights into the writing process … Continue reading

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JM Toy Detective – The Magic Glasses Blog Tour & Giveaway

This week, don’t forget to join Donna Smith during her blog tour promoting her delightful new book, Jazmine Montgomery Toy Detective – The Magic Glasses. Donna is also giving away a free eBook each day of her blog tour. Details … Continue reading

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Actually I Can by Nicky Johnston

Actually, I Can – Written and illustrated by Nicky Johnston ISBN: 9780 98709 2670 Paperback Subjects: Anxiety in children Picture book 32 pages Published by Rough Draft 2013 Being a worry bunny often stops Connor from having fun. He wishes … Continue reading

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New Pre-launch Christmas In July Release

Psst! I know it isn’t Christmas yet, and most of us don’t really want to know. However, if you like to party, keep reading. It is currently winter time in Australia. And for many people who live in areas where … Continue reading

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Celebrate Christmas in July with Peter Mouse

Christmas In July is fast becoming a ‘formal’ celebration. It apparently began over twenty years ago in Austalia’s internationally famous Blue Mountains, and has grown to become a major seasonal event. I am still researching the origin of this tradition … Continue reading

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