Category: Rockin’ Kidlit Authors & Illustrators
The Remarkables Won a Publishing Contract!
The Remarkables and I won the TIMES | Chicken House | IET150 Children’s Fiction Prize, and I couldn’t be more delighted and honoured.
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My First Book Contract – Happy Dance!
Happy Dance! I signed a publishing agreement for my first picture book! Illustrated by Sandra Severgnini.
How Writers Can Make Kids Lifelong Readers
Parents can set the stage for a lifetime of reading in their children, but what about the writers of children’s literature? Can we maximise the pleasure and reward factors of books?
How to Write a Superhero Story
Karen Tyrrell, guest blogger, shares some tips for writing a kids’ superhero story. Up, up and away!
James Moloney: Writing a Series
With fifty books to his credit, Aussie kidlit author James Moloney has plenty of wisdom to share about writing a book series.
Inspiring Aspiring Young Authors
Writing a book is huge undertaking for anyone, let alone for a young person who could be doing almost anything other than slaving over a manuscript. Plenty of young people have the necessary grit. Find out who and how here…
Rubbing Shoulders with a Famous Author
When internationally acclaimed author Karen Foxlee visited Brisbane WriteLinks, I somehow managed to hold it together and score an interview. The author of Ophelia & the Marvellous Boy shares tips…
Five Cool Facts about Astrid Lindgren
Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking and many other timeless children’s classics, was born today, 14 November 1907, in Sweden. Here are some things you may not know about her.
10 Fun Facts for Roald Dahl Day
Was your childhood enriched with the scrumptiously dark stories of Roald Dahl? 2014 is the fiftieth anniversary of the children’s classic Charlie and Chocolate Factory and the 13th of September celebrates Roald Dahl Day. Spilling Ink commemorates the man and his marvellous creations.