The Making of Can You Keep a Secret?: Part One

The Making of Can You Keep a Secret?: Part One

Welcome to part one of the “Making of Can You Keep a Secret“, my new book released in 2014. I thought documenting the book production process would provide some insight into how my books come to life. Let’s get started. Stage One: Getting the Idea A couple of years...

Oh No, the Poor Walls!

I have a confession. When I was about six years old I started writing on walls. Well, one wall. My bed was pushed up to it and it was conveniently placed so that I could lie sideways in bed at night and scribble away to my little heart’s content. There was always a...

Book Launch Ideas: How to Launch a Book With ZING!

So you want to know how to launch a book? Great! I’m assuming that you’ve been through the writing, editing and the publishing stages and now you’re ready to present your book to the world. Your launch will largely be determined by your genre and targeted audience....

Interview With the Talented Kids Activities Designer Jenny James

The recent blog I featured the two illustrators, Heather and Trevor. Today I’d like to introduce you to the talented creator and designer of the notes and activities for my books. Jenny and I worked together at Arundel State School a few years ago. We actually share a...

Illustrator Interview With Trevor Salter And Heather Dale

I’m excited to present this illustrator interview with the incredibly talented children’s book illustrators of The Pile Up, Trevor Salter and Yesterday I Played in the Rain, Heather Dale. Both illustrators sat down and answered a few questions on how they became...
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