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Three more shortlists for Stellarphant

Fantastic news – Stellarphant has been shortlisted for three more awards!

It’s up for the WA Premier’s Book Awards in the Writing for Children category …

… plus Best Children’s Fiction in the Aurealis Awards (Australia’s national awards for speculative fiction) …

… as well as a Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Crystal Kite (a special award based on votes from regional peers).

These honours come hot on the heels of a shortlisting for 2022 Picture Book of the Year in the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards.

I’m so grateful to have Stellarphant recognised in these awards; it genuinely means a lot.


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Events for May/June (updated)

I already posted about a few upcoming events for May and June, but a whole bunch more came up. May and June is going to be HUGE! Get set for:

  • an online graphic novels workshop
  • an online writers festival
  • a tour of illustrators’ studios
  • a kids’ story writing competition
  • an author talk
  • an online workshop for illustrators
  • a storytelling festival

Details below.

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Stellarphant shortlisted for Picture Book of the Year

I got some fantastic news today.

My latest picture book, Stellarphant, is on the shortlist for the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Picture Book of the Year! ⭐️🐘🚀

Congrats to all the other shortlistees. I’m honoured that my book is in such wonderful company.

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Stellarphant on digital radio + 2 new interviews


Stellarphant is available as an audio reading on the Kinderling app!

Plus interviews on the Reading With a Chance of Tacos podcast and the Fremantle Shipping News.

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