The Tasmania chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) hosted a How to Pitch Webinar in July this year, to prepare children’s book creators for our August PitchFest. Author/illustrator, Christina Booth, and publisher/author, Mark Macleod, of Dirt Lane Press, presented engaging talks on how to… Read more SCBWI TASMANIA PITCHFEST

Review of The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn by Kate Gordon

Kate Gordon’s marvelous new middle-grade novel will sing to every sensitive girl or woman who has ever felt herself to be an outsider. The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn is a gothic children’s fantasy that soars above its tropes – Direleafe Hall, the once grand, but now dilapidated school for girls; Ms Gallow, the grim-faced teacher… Read more Review of The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn by Kate Gordon

Buzz for Winter 2013

AUSTRALIAN POETRY SLAM In July I won the Southern Tasmanian heat of the Australian Poetry Slam with my “Axolotl Rap”. This means I get to compete in the State Finals in Launceston, Saturday September 14, at Cafe Fresh, 178 Charles St, kicking off at 7.30 pm. Launcestonians – come along and find out what water… Read more Buzz for Winter 2013

Buzz for Autumn 2013

On 11 April 2013, Hobart illustrator, Gay McKinnon and I celebrated the launch of our book, The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Land & Other Ecotales at the Hobart Book Shop in Salamanca Square. Patsy Jones, well known conservationist and former President of the Children’s Book Council of Tasmania, was to have launched the Ecotales,… Read more Buzz for Autumn 2013