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The World of an Aspiring Author

Changing professions was not easy to do. It was like diving into the deep end of a pool. However I have found the brave and daring are the ones who succeed, the ones who never give up. Professional authors like Elizabeth Gilbert, J.K. Rowling, Matthew Riley, Louise Hay and Hazel Edwards just to name a …Read More

Beauty lies in your own backyard.

As much as I love to travel… sometimes beauty lies in your own backyard. In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy always wanted to go over the rainbow only to discover that there is no place like home. Having travelled to over twenty-one countries, I am proud to say Australia, my homeland is filled with wonder…This …Read More

A wish comes true with Corinne Fenton

Many people have wishes, especially around this time of year. I must say that this year, a few of mine have come true. I’ve always loved dogs and had a pet Shetland Sheepdog for over seventeen years. It has been several years since his passing and I miss him very much. Secretly since then, I …Read More

The World of an Illustrator, welcome Robin Cowcher

I’m thrilled to be interviewing illustrator Robin Cowcher. The exciting news is Little Dog and the Christmas Wish, a book Robin has illustrated is the story that has been selected for the Myer Mebourne Christmas Windows this year. Welcome Robin and congratulations on this fabulous achievement, I’m looking forward to asking you some questions. How …Read More

Travel Sketching

A year ago, I decided to take on a new hobby, travel sketching. I have always loved art so combining two interests art and travel seemed to be a fabulous idea. My new hobby has allowed me to see objects, nature and locations in different perspectives. I have sketched beaches, flowers and most recently, a …Read More

Bendigo Writers Festival

The Bendigo Writers Festival was an inspiring event to attend. There was a fabulous line up of authors. It was lovely to see Hazel Edwards, John Marsden, Alice Pung, Alli Sinclair, Fleur Ferris, Kate Belle, Kerri Arthur, Erica Hayes, Helen O’Neill and Graeme Simson. I had a wonderful time hearing and learning from others in …Read More

Bon Voyage! and behind the mask travel Australia

On my first official promotional tour, I travelled around Australia visiting the Gold Coast, Sydney and Canberra. The tour included a radio interview, launching Bon Voyage! in another state, signing books, meeting and greeting fans, connecting with other authors, meetings at book shops, spending a day with a group of readers from a book club and …Read More

Twenty-fifth birthday celebration for books in print

Walking into a bookshop and seeing a room full of books is exciting. Browsing the different sections, there is always a book for everyone. Books in Print held an event to celebrate twenty-five years in the book business. Decorated with green balloons and staff members wearing shirts to mark this special occasion, the shop was …Read More

National simultaneous storytime

Story time allows a child and adult to share the reading experience. I remember during my childhood going to storytime at the library and listening to the librarian read to an audience. Throughout my early years at school my mother would read with me. This joint experience of storytelling continued into my careers when I …Read More

Behind the mask goes International

Travelling around Europe with my first novel was a lot of fun. I had photos with the book at many famous locations and with various landmarks. First stop was England then France, Italy and Malta. I also travelled to Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. I loved this adventure as it allowed me to share …Read More