Tag Archives: Australian children’s author

Meet Nicky Johnston, author of Actually I Can.

I love chatting with talented authors who have achieved success through hard work. So this week, I will be showcasing Nicky Johnston and her newly released children’s book, Actually I Can. After self-publishing and selling 11,000 copies of her first … 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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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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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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Dandelion – interactive book app

I don’t normally do reviews these days due to the time/commitment factor, but as bullying (including cyber bullying) is so prevalent thought I’d review Dandelion – the book app version. And also to coincide with the recent release of the … Continue reading

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Dandelion – A Book of Hope for Children being bullied

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence is held on March 15. Bullying (including cyber-bullying) should never be tolerated – ever! A staggering one in six children are being bullied each week, according to a 2009 report by Edith … 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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Edgar Allan Poe App

It is raining here in Brisbane (Australia) – again. So, thought I’d do a little reading. I loooove books, especially new books – cracking open the cover is very exciting for me, especially when it is from an author I … Continue reading

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Yabba dabba doo! I put in a sidebar image.

What the? Now you may wonder what my fuss elation is all about especially when I tell you, but I finally worked out how to put images – and wait for it – with links, in my sidebar of my … Continue reading

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