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12 x 12 in 2014 Picture Book Writing Challenge

If you are a picture book writer (published or unpublished), you may be interested in the 12 x 12 in 2014 Picture Book Writing Challenge run by published picture book author Julie Hedlund. The challenge is to write 12 picture … Continue reading

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Kids-Book review of A Christmas Tail

Donna and I are so chuffed. We have just received another lovely review for our co-authored children’s picture book, A Christmas Tail. The review is by Anastasia of  Kids-bookreview, a well respected children’s literature and book review site. Without further … 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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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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PiBoldMo Winner 30+ ideas in 30 days

Yay, I created 35 picture book ideas for November’s PiBoldMo (picture book idea month). November’s challenge was to create 30 picture book concepts in 30 days.  It didn’t have to be a manuscript or potential best-seller ideas. Just ideas to … Continue reading

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Cyber book launch of A Christmas Tail happening NOW

Hi everyone. I am soooo excited.  The cyber book launch of A Christmas Tail co-authored by Donna Smith and myself has just started. Please drop by any time today, and don’t forget to leave a comment so we know who … Continue reading

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Meet the characters of An Aussie Year

An Aussie Year written by the talented Tania McCartney, with gorgeous illustrations by Tina Snerling, is now on a virtual blog tour. And today Tania and Tina, as well as Ned, Lily, Zoe, Kirra and Matilda, the characters of An … 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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What makes a good pitch? Some great advice.

This post has been slightly edited so that direct links are now (hopefully) included. If you are a picture book writer, and you are not a subscriber to Julie Hedlund’s, Write up my Life blog – http://writeupmylife.com – I recommend that … Continue reading

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My children’s book is listed in Highly Recommended section at BiblioReads

My children’s picture book, 10 Yellow Bananas is listed in the TOP PICKS, Highly Recommended Section (4 /5 stars) at Biblio Reads 0-12 Children’s Book Review. Direct link: http://biblioreads.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Highly%20Recommended%20titles OR http://biblioreads.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/10-yellow-bananas-ages-0-4-4-6.html Book reviewed by Lisa Barker, BiblioReads.com http://biblioreads.blogspot.com.au/ I am … Continue reading

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