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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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
Continue reading “Events for May/June (updated)”
Ever wonder how graphic novels get made?
I’ve recorded a workshop on that very subject for the Brisbane Writers Festival’s online program.
Continue reading “Learn how to create graphic novels with me”
I’ve got three great events coming up for kids:
1 – an online writing festival!
2 – a story writing competition!
3 – a free storytelling festival!
I’m going to run out of exclamation marks, there’s just too many good things happening! Details below!!
Continue reading “Events for May/June”
Want to know a little more about the making of my latest picture book, Stellarphant?
Check out this chat with Joy Lawn from the Paperbark Words blog.
I talk about the themes of diversity, difference and discrimination; reveal my favourite illustration from the book; and more.
Thanks for the chat, Joy!
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.
Continue reading “Stellarphant shortlisted for Picture Book of the Year”
It’s called Yildizfilosu, and it’s such a clever translation of the original English title: they managed to keep the pun! Let me explain …
Continue reading “Stellarphant out now in Turkey”
My new picture book Stellarphant has launched internationally!
It’s available now in North America through Kane Miller Books/Usborne Books, and the first US review is in:
Continue reading “Stellarphant out in the US + Canada”
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.
Continue reading “Stellarphant on digital radio + 2 new interviews”
Great news …
My latest book Stellarphant received a national nod from the Children’s Book Council of Australia – they put it on their longlist for Picture Book of the Year!
Continue reading “Stellarphant on the CBCA Notables”