Seeing my books on the shelf!

First there's the thrill of a publisher saying yes, then there's signing the contract, seeing the first copies of the books with my name on the front and now the thrill of seeing my own books on a shop shelf.

This concept came to me three years ago and to finally see it realised, is exhilarating. Even if I only sell a minuscule amount compared to the big names, I'm content knowing little cherubs spotted around the place are getting a chuckle and some fun out of the books. If they help with reading and language development, then what an awesome bonus!

Stock is still available but if you want the books to arrive in time for Christmas, you'll have to borrow a pair of Rosie's running shoes... and if you don't know who Rosie is, then you'll need to read Whose Shoes?!

Happy Hump Day, everyone!  



My books on the shelf at Seven Pages

My books on the shelf at Seven Pages

Children's Book Series: Pre-orders Open!

It's been a long time in the making, but my 4 children's board books are being printed as we speak. Pre-orders are open!

We only have limited Australian stock so get in quick because I'm not sure when the next print run will be coming!

These babies are off to Canada through Lake Press & Indigo Books in January.




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Writing Children's Picture Books

I was fortunate enough to be invited to a writers' meeting where Mark Carthew was a guest speaker. Mark is an award winning children's picture book author, teacher and editor, as well as a Director and board member of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA).

He was a very interesting man who gave us some great insight into the publishing industry and there was discussion about the kind of person it takes to survive in what is often a cut-throat game of who you know. Tenacity and determination were words he kept coming back to.

Although I feel exhausted at the thought of even trying to be noticed by publishers in the children's book world, my yearning to tell stories to young children keeps driving me. Rejection is part of the process, and if having my regular column on EB hasn't taught me to grow a tough skin, I don't know what will!

Armour up and solider on, hey?!