Category Archives: Helen McKenzie author/poet

A Christmas Tail eBook special Offer ends Fri 6 Dec.

A Christmas Tail Cyber Launch eBOOK special 2-6 Dec 2013 ONLY iTunes Amazon Only 4 days left eBOOK From  now until  midnight EST Friday, 6 December 2013 A Christmas Tail  is available half price for eBook purchases. NOW $4.99 for … 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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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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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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End of a RADF chapter

Well, for me, another chapter has come to an end. Last month I completed my four year term as a RADF (Regional Arts Development Fund) committee member for the Logan City Council, representing the portfolio of writing. I was appointed … Continue reading

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OWOD illustrator event – Brisbane

Last year I had the pleasure of facilitating Brisbane’s OWOD (One Word One Day) illustrator event. So I was very happy to be part of this year’s event. This time it was held at The Edge, State Library Queensland. OWOD … Continue reading

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Why you should/shouldn’t create a book app.

If you’ve ever wondered what a book app is and if it’s a publishing option you could consider, then I’ve got something to help. It’s a one-pager written by book app expert, Karen Robertson, about what a book app is, … Continue reading

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Could your book be a book app? FREE How to Webinar

If you’ve wondered whether your book could be a book app but have no idea how to get started or are technophobic, check out this jargon-free, 1-hour FREE training webinar from book app expert, Karen Robertson. Karen has helped dozens of … Continue reading

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Night Buddies Adventure series Wacky Words Contest

The World of Ink Network and the Families Matter blog is currently running a fun contest for kids or anyone who loves children’s books. Please spread the word about this fun contest and you are also welcome to enter. It … Continue reading

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Creativity takes courage

Creativity takes courage – Henri Matisse Yes, it does take courage It takes courage to start It takes courage to take your own path of creativity It takes courage to not give up It takes courage to believe in yourself … Continue reading

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