Treasure! The beginnings…

Treasure! The beginnings…

Pirates!  The beginnings.. About eight years ago, I wrote a picture book story based on an ‘auto-correct’ phrase. Not one I made, but one that another poet conjured when we were part of a summer poetry blog called A Poem A Day. A Poem A Day was set up by...
The March of the Ants

The March of the Ants

The March of the Ants – Review There’s not always time to stop and think about why I do what I do. I suspect it’s the same for other book creators. And even if we did, would we be able to articulate it? I’m not sure. If pushed, I can say that I...
Iceberg: From Idea to Book

Iceberg: From Idea to Book

Iceberg: From Idea to Book Picture books do not happen overnight. No books do. But man it’s exciting when they finally do make it into the world. What begins as a word or an idea, and grows and changes endlessly before submission. This story began as a poem...

Kookaburra Competition

**IT’S COMPETITION TIME!** ATTENTION students, parents, teachers, librarians. It’s Kookaburra Competition time! Clear your desks and sharpen your tools. We have a writing competition AND an illustration competition. Submissions are invited from students for...