The Ampersand Prize is Australia and New Zealand’s premier award for unpublished writers of middle-grade and young adult fiction. Created by Hardie Grant Egmont in 2012, the Ampersand Prize has launched the careers of numerous best-selling and critically acclaimed authors including Melissa Keil (Life in Outer Space), Erin Gough (The Flywheel), Cally Black (In … More The Ampersand Prize Opens Tomorrow.
The 2020 Greenleaf Buds Writing Competition is now open. It is for an unpublished picture book manuscript with the theme: Hope, Joy, Love. Opens 1 June 2020. Closes 31 July 2020. Winners announced 1 September 2020. 1st Prize = $50 2nd Prize = $25 Plus 3 Highly Commended Certificates You can check out all the … More Calling All Picture Book Writers
Hi Everyone, I just realised it has been a year since I last posted on this blog. I don’t even know where the time has gone. So much has happened since May last year. The coronavirus obviously being the biggest. Praise God it has not been as bad here is Australia as it has been … More Life/Blog Update.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin. Release Date: Febraury 2017. Source: Borrowed from library. Synopsis: A rollicking fantasy-adventure by the master of children’s speculative fiction. Talking dogs. Mischievous wizards. An evil stepstepfather. Loads and loads of toads. Such is the life of a Frogkisser. Princess Anya needs to see a wizard about a … More Review: Frogkisser By Garth Nix
Designed by Freepik Background vector created by Freepik Happy New Year Dear Readers, I hope the first four days of this year have been good to you so far, and that 2019 will be a fantastic year full of happiness and blessings. May it be a year you come closer to your dreams or … More Happy New Year + 2019 Plans.
Release Date: Out now. Publisher: MTC services. Source: Netgalley Synopsis: From bestselling author Marianne Curley comes the highly anticipated return to the Guardians of Time Series… The battle is over. The war is won. The prophecy complete. But life can’t just pick up where it left off for Ethan. Struggling to cope with the death … More Review & Giveaway: The Shadow by Marianne Curley #aww2018
Hi all, Today I am pleased to welcome Australian author Marianne Curley to the blog. She is sharing her experience of self-publishing the 4th book in her Guardians of Time series, The Shadow, after her publisher didn’t want to pick it up. About the book: Synopsis: From bestselling author Marianne Curley comes the highly anticipated … More Guest Post: My First Experience at Self-Publishing by Marianne Curley. #aww2018
Release Date: March 1st 2018. Publisher: Finch Publishing. Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: Working Mums: Stories by real women on how they manage children, work and life is a collection of empowering stories that will make working mums everywhere laugh in sympathy and nod in recognition. The stories are from … More Review: Working Mums #aww2018
With March now over it also means 1/4 of the year is over. My goal for this year is to stop surviving and start thriving in my life and I don’t think I am anywhere near it. Most of the time I just feel like I am keeping my head above water. I am hoping … More Monthly Wrap Up: March 2018.
Hi Everyone, I have been meaning to do a sign-up post for this year’s Australian Women Writers Challenge since the beginning of the year, but better late than never! I love this challenge, as I love supporting Australian women writers. I have done this challenge for many years now and plan on doing it for … More Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Sign Up.