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Writing The Forever Kid

The Forever Kid is an important picture book narrative that deals with the issues of grief and remembrance. I got the idea for this book when I was thinking about my uncle who I never met. He died when he was a teenager before I was born. My father often spoke about...

Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018

  Che Bella! As an new independent publisher I am always looking to develop my knowledge in the industry and to engage with others in the publishing to share and exchange ideas. So having my  application to be part of the Australian Publishers Collectives at the 2018...

Bullying

Research by Guest Blogger Daniel MacDonald In the last few months Johanna Roberts and I have embarked on a new and challenging project investigating bullying, the acceptance of the individual and self acceptance. With Johanna travelling in the Americas and me...

Getting Boys to Read

Guest Blog by Daniel McDonald It is wonderful to have our first ever guest blog and it comes from local Sydney reader and writer; Daniel McDonald. Daniel is a recent graduate from The University of Sydney and he currently works as an author's assistant and editor here...

Hooray It’s Children Book Week – Escape to EVERYWHERE!

  Book - week 2017 - It's here and we are all celebrating! We are so lucky that the Marvellous Children's Book Council of Australia organise this wonderful week when schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children's...

To The Bone

There has been a great deal of comment in the media recently regarding the Netflix film, To The Bone. This film tells the story of 20 year old Ellen and her journey to recovery from anorexia nervosa. Whilst I am a strong advocator of...

Welcome to Verityville

Verityville, the little town with a big heart not too far from you! A place where people take each day as it comes, doing their job and helping others with a great attitude. Where is this place you may well ask and what is so special about getting on with life? Well...

In Celebration of Mothers

Mothering Sunday or Mother's Day (indicating the individual celebration of a mother) or Mothers' Day - with the apostrophe after - to show that the day is the day designated for celebrating all mothers. How ever it is termed and whenever it is celebrated, this day is...

May The Force Be With You

Okay I am an unashamed #StarWars fan and have been since the tender age of twelve when I watched my first SW movie at my uncle's house on what was in those days cutting degree technology VCR! Since then I have watched the epic saga over and over and enjoyed any...

Mrs. T and the Magic Pencil Book Launch

  Mrs. T and the Magic Pencil enjoyed its Australian  launch at Laugh and Learn toy shop in Randwick. It was a hot and steamy Australian summer day when the latest Verityville title was officially released. With a continual stream of people dropping in to meet the...

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