Editing is a job that is mostly misrepresented and overwhelmingly misunderstood. Behind most great works of literature is a dedicated editor. As an editor one of the most frustrating misconceptions about our role is that we simply fix spelling and punctuation errors. In fact, … [Read more...] about Editing Part 1 – What is editing?
I met Beth Norling one cold, foggy evening at a CCBA Blue Mountains gathering, where she was being honoured for her contribution to the children's book industry, as an illustrator. Our friendship began in front of the open fire in the vintage lounge room at The Carrington hotel … [Read more...] about In conversation with children’s books illustrator, Beth Norling…
Georgie Donaghey is the founder, editor and author of Creative Kids Tales; a one-stop shop for emerging children's authors and illustrators. It provides an opportunity to create or expand children's authors and illustrators online presence and start building a community of … [Read more...] about Children’s Publishing: Creative Kids’ Tales
Palace of Tears is the debut novel from author, Julian Leatherdale. It is a brooding generational saga of family, loss, betrayal, vengeance and discovery. Written from a shifting third person narrative, we watch events unfold from the perspective of several different key … [Read more...] about Book Review – PALACE OF TEARS (Julian Leatherdale)
Poet, Brian Purcell, was first published in the early eighties and has since had more than fifty poems published in national magazines such as Meanjin and Southerly, and books such as Australian Love Poems and Top Lines. He has enjoyed appointments across the publishing … [Read more...] about Meanjin – One poet’s journey