New YA Non-Fiction for Hazel Edwards
SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Blog
by Amy Jobson
1w ago
Congratulations to Hazel Edwards on the publication of Author-preneurship Cover illustrated by Tess McCabe a YA non-fiction for ages 12 to adult published by Amba Press May 2024 Author-preneurship is about the business of creativity. This will also be relevant to many young people who may be creating in new visual and digital fields and for whom their 'brand' will matter.  This non-fiction includes case studies and strategies. Some treasured guidance to make your passion financially sustainable ..read more
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Thank you Anne Morgan - outgoing SCBWI Tas Coordinator.
SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Blog
by Deborah Abela
1w ago
Anne Morgan was the founding co-coordinator of SCBWI Tasmania, a role she fulfilled for nearly ten years. It’s hard to explain just how important Anne has been to the children’s literature scene in Tasmania but, let’s try.  Firstly (most obviously) without Anne’s tireless enthusiasm there would be no SCBWI Tasmania.  Our little group would still be part of Victoria (hi Victoria!).  Without local organisation we could not have established a partnership with the Tasmanian Writers Centre that would go on to provide opportunities for our members to speak, perform and share their w ..read more
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What SCBWI Tas Has Been Up To - by Anne Morgan
SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Blog
by Deborah Abela
1w ago
Under Anne’s leadership, a lot has happened! Just the last year alone has been a blast! Here’s what’s been going on. Webinar on Self-Publishing Picture Books, 21 March 2024. Frances Mackay presenting her informative and highly successful Webinar to 45 attendees. Waddamana Retreat, Central Highlands, 9-12 Feb 2024. Left: Amanda O’Shea (Northern TAS Coordinator) with orphan baby wombat Wilma – or was it Fred? Right: Yoga class, led by Reena Balding, left to right, Angela Kingston, Amanda O’Shea, Julie Hunt, Nicole Gill and Jedda Robbard. Tasmania Reads Week 17-14 March 2024 SCBWI Creators’ b ..read more
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Thank you Jacinta Lou and Hello Amy Jobson
SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Blog
by Deborah Abela
2w ago
There are many wonderful people who turn the wheels of SCBWI AustraliaEast. One role that is important, is the New Books and Awards Coordinator. Each month they collate SCBWI member publication and award successes onto our blog and FB for all the world to see, which then is raved about by Jemima Parker, who compiles our monthly newsletter. Jacinta has decided to step down from her position and we would love to thank her for all her time, effort and care in helping the world know about our members’ success! You have been amazing. Taking over from Jacinta will be Amy Jobson. Amy is a writer bas ..read more
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Award shortlist for Lian Tanner
SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Blog
by Amy Jobson
2w ago
Congratulations to author Lian Tanner for being shortlisted in the 2023 Aurealis Award for Best Children's Fiction Spellhound (Dragons of Hallow #1) a junior fiction for 7-11 year olds published in April 2023 by Allen & Unwin Cover illustrated by Sally Soweol Han This is a magical time for Lian with the second Dragons of Hallow book just days away from being released ..read more
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New JF for Lian Tanner
SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Blog
by Amy Jobson
2w ago
Congratulations to author Lian Tanner on the upcoming publication of Fledgewitch (Dragons of Hallow #2) Cover illustration by Martina Heiduczek a paperback junior fiction for 7-11 year olds published by Allen & Unwin April 2024 A bewitching tale of bravery, betrayal and one very forgettable horned glob, from the award-winning author of Rita's Revenge and Spellhound. Book launch - 10.30 am, Saturday April 13th, State Library of Tasmania, Hobart 10.30 am, Friday April 26th, George Town Library 10.30 am, Saturday April 27th, Launceston Library Lovers of Spellhound will be charmed to see anoth ..read more
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New PB for Amelia McInerney and Alexandra Colombo
SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Blog
by Amy Jobson
2w ago
Congratulations to author Amelia McInerney and illustrator Alexandra Colombo on the publication of Jeff Giraffe - The Great Escape a hardback picture book for 3-7 year olds published by Larrikin House March 2024 Jeff Giraffe lives in the zoo but his life-long dream is a trip to the playground next door. With his seal sidekick, Roger, it’s time for... THE GREAT ESCAPE! What could go wrong?! Book Launch - March 24th at 11:30 at the Canberra Reptile Zoo. April school holiday event at The Book Cow in Canberra, date TBA. Check author website for confirmation. This is the book Giraffe-ter to break ..read more
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New PB for Emma Quay
SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Blog
by Jacinta Lou
3w ago
Congratulations to author illustrator Emma Quay on the publication of Happy All Over a hardback picture book for ages 3+ published by ABC Books 03 April 2024 An irresistible celebration of the small joys to be found in the everyday. A very needed book to remind us to find small joys in the everyday ..read more
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New JF for Sue Whiting
SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Blog
by Jacinta Lou
3w ago
Congratulations to author Sue Whiting on the publication of Pearly and Pig and the Island of Secrets Illustrated by Rebecca Crane a junior fiction for ages 8-11 published by Walker Books Australia 06 March 2024 On remote Mammút Island off the coast of Iceland, Pearly Woe is tested when she and Pig are winched from a helicopter onto the island to complete a five-day survival challenge – alone. But they are not alone. Sounds like an adventure for this pair ..read more
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New PB for Claire Saxby and Jess Racklyeft
SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Blog
by Jacinta Lou
3w ago
Congratulations to author Claire Saxby and illustrator Jess Racklyeft on the publication of Tree a hardback non fiction picture book for ages 5+ published by Allen&Unwin 03 April 2024 A journey of wonder and discovery from multi-award-winning picture book creators Claire Saxby and Jess Racklyeft, exploring the life in and around a mighty mountain ash, including a stunning fold-out page showing the full length of the tree ..read more
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