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 It is for an unpublished picture book manuscript with the theme: Hope, Joy, Love.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
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
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
“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.” – James A. Michener. So do I James, so do I.
I would like to first say thank you to Walker Books Australia for giving me a copy in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast … More Arc Review: The Strange And Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.
Welcome to this week’s Fiction Friday. Today I will be reviewing the standalone YA sci-fi/contemporary Revived by Cat Patrick. Synopsis from Goodreads: As a little girl, Daisy Appleby was killed in a school bus crash. Moments after the accident, she was brought back to life. A secret government agency has developed a drug called Revive … More Fiction Friday: Review ‘Revived’ by Cat Patrick.
If you claim you don’t like books, it’s because you haven’t read the right book yet. If you have read a book and haven’t fallen head first into it’s world and become consumed by it, then you are reading the wrong types of books. Not all books are the same, they are wide and varied, … More Why You Should Read.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Here’s a little something for all you romance lovers out there, I hope you enjoy it. The Singles ball: I looked over at Sally. She was laughing and flirting with a tall blonde. At least somebody was having a good time. I looked up at Greg, the man I was slow … More A Valentine’s Short Story: The Singles Ball.
we may all speak different languages, but pain is universal and tears are spoken by all. (A micro-poem by Rochelle Sharpe.)
For me, reading a book isn’t just about the words. Reading is a sensory experience, not just for the mind, but for the hands and the nose and the eyes. I love the feel of a book in my hand, its texture, its weight. I love the physical act of turning the page. I love … More Reading to me is…