Tag Archives: children’s literature

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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Chatting with Aaron Pocock, illustrator of A Christmas Tail

Aaron Pocock, the very talented illustrator of  our children’s Christmas picture book, A Christmas Tail drops by Spider Ink Press today. You will also see Aaron sketch (via YouTube) one of the characters from our book. So please pop on … 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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Book App Academy home study online course – registration extended

I should have posted this information sooner but other life commitments took centre stage over the last few weeks. Anyway, for those who registered to watch app guru, Karen Robertson’s webinar on “Publish Your Book as an App and Sell … 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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Indie Book wins awards

I love it when I read/hear that an Indie Book has won an award. So it is great that author Sands Hetherington’s book Night Buddies and the Pineapple Cheesecake Scare is the Winner of the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book … Continue reading

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