Category: Aussie Talent

The Six Not Picture Books I’m Gifting at Christmas

Not everyone gets a book from me for Christmas although most people do. Many of my friends are readers or writers and if they’re not, they’re the target of my book lover… Continue reading

My November Notebook

For lots of authors November is National Novel Writing Month #NaNoWriMo where they aim to write 1,667 words a day to achieve 50,000 words for the month. Not for me. I run away very fast… Continue reading

#auswrites – late to the party

I’ve been busy lately and #auswrites slipped by me. Until today. And even though today is Day 15 of every second day through to 27 October, I’m not phased. When you’re a carer,… Continue reading

One More Page and Me

I’ve been avoiding podcasts for a while now. Closing my ears and pretending they don’t exist. The Love of my Life is a big fan but even that didn’t convince me. Until… Continue reading

Congratulations Debra!

I was excited to hear The Scared Book by Debra Tidball had won the SCBWI Australasian Crystal Kite Award. Debra works tirelessly to support Australian Children’ literature and its authors, so it’s wonderful… Continue reading

Sandy reviews: Ida, Always

I love reviewing books. I know lots of authors don’t feel the same and some even feel it’s not appropriate. You can find more about what I think here. I read lots of… Continue reading

Flying through Clouds Blog Tour

I don’t think there’s anything quite like the camaraderie of the children’s book industry. Sure, we all have our genres and preferences, but at the end of the day, from picture book… Continue reading

Pearls of Wisdom

One of the things I love about children’s books is they often contain perfectly formed pearls of wisdom. You can take them out of context and they don’t tarnish. You can take… Continue reading

The Week That Was #3

It was a solid week. Mostly filled with editing. One more week should do it and then Blue Boy, Red Day will be ready leave home. Manuscripts are like children. It’s a wrangle… Continue reading

My 15 Favourite #LoveOzKidLit and #LoveOzYA Reads of 2016

It’s the last day of the year and what better way to mark it than with a list. Specifically, a list of My Favourite 15 Australian Kids and YA Books for 2016. Drum… Continue reading