Category Archives: Brisbane children’s poet

Rainy Days

In Australia (being in the southern hemisphere) it is currently Winter. However, Winter (if you can call it that) in Brisbane is generally very mild (I sigh). However the early morning temperatures can be crisp, which I love. Most of … Continue reading

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Setting Off

Well, it is holiday time again. In Australia, it does get a little confusing as each State/Territory has slightly different school terms. Also Private schools and colleges tend to have different term dates to that of State schools. Regardless, many … Continue reading

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A giggle poem – ‘Shopping’

Today I am feeling a little overwhelmed with everything I am trying to get done. What’s new! So what do I do? Instead of knuckling down, karate chopping items from my ‘TO DO’ list, I have just rifled wasted time … Continue reading

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April Fool poem

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Well, it is the start of a new month. But beware of the jokers as today is April Fool’s Day. So thought I’d post my April Fool poem from my giggle poetry book, … Continue reading

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Tips and services for ‘newbie’ children’s book writers

Please note: I have edited this post since it was first published on 6 March 2013). Every so often, a children’s writer/poet emails me for my advice. Yikes! I admit that I have many teaching years under my belt (like … Continue reading

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Chatting with Morgen Bailey on her blog

This week the lovely and accomplished UK author and blogger, Morgen Bailey chatted with me about my writing journey. As interviewee number 417, you can find our ‘chat’ at: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/author-interview-no-417-with-writer-helen-ross/ Morgen’s eNewspaper (via Scoop It) picked up the interview as its … Continue reading

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Book competitions at ‘Books for Little Hands’ blog

Children’s author, Renee Taprell, is currently holding book competitions on her blog ‘Books for Little Hands’ at: http://booksforlittlehands.blogspot.com.au/ To be in the running to win a copy of my giggle poetry book, Bubble Gum Trouble and other Giggle Poetry and/or … Continue reading

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‘Miss Murtle the Turtle’ features in ‘Fortnight of Funnies’

My blogger friend, the talented writer and poet, Gabrielle Bryden, is hosting a fortnight of funnies (started last week). And today Gabrielle features one of my giggle poems for the kiddies – Miss Murtle the Turtle. http://gabriellebryden.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/miss-murtle-the-turtle-fortnight-of-funnies/ So pop over … Continue reading

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10 Yellow Bananas features in CKT’s May Pitch Ya Book

My children’s book 10 Yellow Bananas is featured this month in Creative Kids Tales’s Pitch Ya Book. Also featured this May are Just Doomed by Andy Griffiths and Peter McGee and the Dawn of the Zombie Knight by Adam Wallace. … Continue reading

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2012 poetry challenges

There are so many people who loooove writing and reading poetry of all styles. So thought I would just promote some blogs that I follow where the blogger/author/poet has created a 2012 poem writing challenge. These are in no particular … Continue reading

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