Calling All Picture Book Writers

  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 It is for an unpublished picture book manuscript with the theme: Hope, Joy, Love.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


Review: Threader by Rebekah Turner #aww2016

Release Date: May 23rd 2016. Publisher:  Harlequin Teen Source: Bought for myself 🙂   Synopsis from Goodreads: Welcome to the Helios Academy: evolve or die It’s the year 2050 and life is increasingly hard for ‘non-citizens’. A slowly emerging young minority has been exposed as ‘talents’; they harbour mutations that give them special gifts – … More Review: Threader by Rebekah Turner #aww2016

Claire Zorn’s Newest Fan: A Review of The Protected #AWW2016

Release Date: July 23rd 2014. Publisher: University of Queensland Press. (UQP) Source: Gift (and what a great gift it was 🙂 )   Synopsis from Goodreads: I have three months left to call Katie my older sister. Then the gap will close and I will pass her. I will get older. But Katie will always be … More Claire Zorn’s Newest Fan: A Review of The Protected #AWW2016


we may all speak different languages, but pain is universal and tears are spoken by all. (A micro-poem by Rochelle Sharpe.) 


Sadness creeps into my eyes, clamps around my heart, clings to my chest, crawls under my skin, turning me cold. (A micro poem by R.L.Sharpe.)


If my world falls apart, will your arms be strong enough to hold me together? (A micropoem by R.L.Sharpe.)


I fell head first crazy fast into the hole inside your heart. (A micro poem by Rochelle Sharpe.)