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
Release Date: October 1st 2017. Publisher: Walker Books Australia. Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: Mira Bartok tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong, as he seeks his destiny. Have you been unexpectedly burdened by a recently orphaned or … More Just Wonderful: The Wonderling by Mira Bartok.
Are you an Aussie writer with a MG or YA manuscript ready to go? Then this is for you. Here is the info I recieved via email: You have until Friday 28th July 2017 to send in your middle-grade or young adult manuscript. Before submitting your manuscript please ensure you check the Ampersand Entry Process on our website, to make … More Aussie Writers: The Ampersand Prize is now OPEN!
Hey Everyone, I’ve been busy, busy, busy editing this past week. At the beginning of the week I had worked on my historical fantasy. I edited chapter three, adding a new character which I am excited about it. Her new plot will help toward building the word count; I’m currently trying to add 13k to … More A Writerly Update 75.
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.
Hi Everyone, Just a really quick update today as I don’t have much time. I’ve been focusing on my MG again this past week as I try and finish the first draft by the end of the month for a challenge I am participating in. Here are the stats: June 8th: o words. June 9th: … More A Writerly Update 70.
Released Date: March 2015. Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia. Source:From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: In her first novel for middle-grade readers, bestselling author Alice Hoffman tells a bewitching story of love and friendship that is truly magical. Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. … More Review: Nightbird By Alice Hoffman.
Release Date: August 27th 2014. Publisher: Text Publishing (Australia) Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: A mysterious coded message. A search for a fabled perpetual motion machine. A terrifying horse ride. And a night in the exclusive Billionaires’ Club House of Puzzles. If Gerald thought his term in a … More Review: The House of Puzzles By Richard Newsome.
Today I am reviewing the Middle Grade novel, Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy by Karen Foxlee. I read this one with my son who is 8, almost 9, so I thought I would do something a little different and share not only my opinion of the novel, but my son’s too! Also, it is the … More Review:Ophelia And The Marvellous Boy By Karen Foxlee. #aww2014
One of the things we need to be aware of as writers is word counts. Books for different ages and genres have different word counts and I think it important to be aware of what those general word counts are. Over at Writers Digest Chuck Sambuchino has complied a definitive list of word counts for … More Writing Tip Wednesday: A Word On Word Counts.