The Ampersand Prize is Australia and New Zealand’s premier award for unpublished writers of middle-grade and young adult fiction.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.
Release Date: 27th June 2016 Publisher: Text Publishing (Australia.) Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: A boy’s chance encounter with a scruffy dog leads to an unforgettable friendship in this deeply moving story about life, loss and the meaning of family. Ben Coffin has never felt like he fits in. A former foster … More When Friendship Followed Me Home (And Tore Out My Heart!) By Paul Griffin.
Hey everyone, Sorry I have been a bit quiet on the blog lately but I have been in the editing cave, spending all my time editing my MG novel for PitchWars. I entered the day before the submission window closed and have been doing another look over it in case the mentors want to read … More A Writerly Update 76 + Meeting Holly Black.
I realised today that I haven’t update my open submissions page since October 2014! That is crazy, and I apologise for not updating in on a more regular basis. Because it has been so long since I updated I thought I share with you some open submissions I know about as my tip for this … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Open Submissions.
It’s been two weeks since my last update and that’s because I didn’t have internet for over a week. The good news is that I have a temporary fix for the internet issues I have been having and will have internet for the next 30 days! June ended which means my writing challenge has ended. … More A Writerly Update 72.
Hi Everyone, In case you missed my quick update, I lost internet over the last 3 days so I’m a bit behind on posts. I have 3 reviews I need to get up plus my regular posts. I had internet for almost a whole week so I thought it was fixed, but then it died … More A Writerly Update 71.
Welcome to this week’s Spotlight Saturday where I shine the spotlight on an Australian book I think deserves to be read. Today I am shining the spotlight on the middle grade book ‘The Keepers: Museum of Thieves’ by Lian Tanner. And this is the third book I have read for the Australian Women Writers challenge … More Spotlight Saturday: Review ‘The Keepers: Museum of Thieves’ (AWW2013)