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Belinda Murrell – Author Interview

Your Lulu Bell illustrated children’s books have been quite popular. What, in your experience, makes a good author/illustrator/publisher team for producing an illustrated children’s book series? Of all my books, the creation of the Lulu Bell series has definitely been … Continue reading

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Corinne Fenton – Author Interview

For those unfamiliar with your books, how would you describe your fiction? I would describe some of my books as social history picture books. Flame Stands Waiting for example is a totally imagined story about a horse that stands on … Continue reading

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Why the Short Story? by Goldie Alexander

People have been telling short stories ever since prehistoric accounts of memorable hunting trips were painted onto cave walls. A good short story doesn’t contain a complicated plot and too many characters; instead the focus is on one main concept … Continue reading

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Sue Walker – Author Interview

Why did you choose to write children’s fiction, rather than other sorts of fiction? I’ve always been a writer.  In my twenties I scribbled down stories that were freakishly similar to those I’d enjoyed as a child.  Stories filled with … Continue reading

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Zoe Walton – Publisher Interview

You are Associate Publisher of Children’s Books at Random House Australia. For those unfamiliar with your role, what does that involve? I receive manuscripts from agents, from authors who I work with, and via our query submission system, and I … Continue reading

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Sandy Fussell – Author Interview

Your Samurai Kids series of books makes reading fun for children while also having a historical basis which may encourage children to do further research. Could you give us some more detail on your approach to writing your Samurai Kids … Continue reading

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Bill the Fish is here!

Bill the Fish is out now. “Bill the Fish celebrates individuality. It teaches children through a series of wildly differing aquatic characters that we are all meant to be different. It’s OK to be yourself. Quirks and all.” – Brett Curzon, … Continue reading

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