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Day 6 – 12 Days of Christmas writing challenge

Here's the next prompt and story. Day 6 Writing Prompt Hello Jill,This email should have been sent out yesterday, however I was spending some time with my kids and missed sending it!Today's writing prompt is inspired by my activities yesterday:For Christmas, you were given vouchers to a shop called 'The Imaginary Compass', a shop you had never… Continue reading Day 6 – 12 Days of Christmas writing challenge

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Happy New Year

Cheers everyone! Have a safe and happy celebration! May 2021 bring you love, time with family members, be creative and innovative and enjoy overcoming challenges. Life is short, live every minute. - Jill

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Viking Voyager by Sverrir Sigurdsson and Veronica Li Book Review by Jill Smith

Book Review by Jill Smith@Dec20 Title: Viking Voyager an Icelandic Memoir Author: Sverrir Sigurdsson with Veronica Li Publisher: Mascot Books This is a fascinating memoir that spans an amazing life, a difficult marriage, a pledge to travel led by Sverrir’s career and a Viking Voyager wanderlust. The book starts with a background of the family… Continue reading Viking Voyager by Sverrir Sigurdsson and Veronica Li Book Review by Jill Smith

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NaNoWriMo Winner

I'm a NaNoWriMo Winner! Yes, 50 hours editing, using the 1hour = 1000 words equation that's 50,000 words. I'm still working towards submitting it by the end of the month. The heats still on!!

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Books on Tour Blog Tour- Solo Dan by Teena Raffa-Mulligan and Kym Langfield

Books on Tour Blog tour – Solo Dan I'm thrilled to be part of this blog tour. Today is the first day. Daisy Lane Publishing: Picture Book helps children understand the value of family and relationships. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Teena Raffa-Mulligan writes whimsical and quirky stories for children of all ages and her publications include… Continue reading Books on Tour Blog Tour- Solo Dan by Teena Raffa-Mulligan and Kym Langfield

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Book Review Xenia Navarro and the Magic Ants by Lois Wickstrom and Milagros Darling

Book Review by Jill Smith Title: Xenia Navarro and the Magic Ants Authors: Milagros Darling and Lois Wickstrom Publisher: Dreaming Big Publications Xenia Navarro and her brother Lucas live with their mother who is a wonderful cook. Even the town Mayor wants her to cook for him. But the family live under a constant threat,… Continue reading Book Review Xenia Navarro and the Magic Ants by Lois Wickstrom and Milagros Darling

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NaNoWriMo update – Day 10

NaNoWriMo - 17996 words total to date Nov 10, 2020 1000 words Nov 10, 2020 1000 words Nov 9, 2020 2000 words jillwriterqld Kirra Gold Coast QueenslandMember since Oct 24, 2011 https://authorjillsmith.wordpress.com/ Tell 'em You're Dreaming  This is a book full of enchanting Aussie poems and stories. You can hear the kookaburras laughing as you read. The “Occer” feel… Continue reading NaNoWriMo update – Day 10

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Day 1 NaNoWriMo

After our usual day out enjoying the sunshine and a lovely long walk we returned home so I could watch the book launch of ‘Tell ‘em You’re Dreaming’ Bedtime Ballads & Tall Tales from the Australian Bush by Share Your Story Angels. I’m glad to be one of the contributors and at 10 am it… Continue reading Day 1 NaNoWriMo

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Tell ’em They’re Dreaming Book Launch Sunday 1st November

I’m one of the contributing authors to this wonderful anthology and am delighted to announce that tomorrow the launch will showcase on Facebook videos of the authors performing part of their work. I’ve read a portion of my story ‘Larrikin Lyle’. Tell 'em They're Dreaming: Bedtime Ballads and Tall Tales from the Australian Bush (3) Paperback… Continue reading Tell ’em They’re Dreaming Book Launch Sunday 1st November

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The Nefarious Necklace, Gaby’s Ghosts Book One by K A Evans reviewed by Jill Smith

book review Book Review by Jill Smith©Oct20 Title: The Nefarious Necklace, Gaby’s Ghosts Book One Author: K A Evans https://kellyaevans.com/ Publisher: Eska Publishing 2020 Gaby and her best friend Jacob are excited about going on a school trip to the museum. He’s quick to remind her that the chocolate chip cookies in the museum café… Continue reading The Nefarious Necklace, Gaby’s Ghosts Book One by K A Evans reviewed by Jill Smith

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Drum roll please…

I made the long list of the Just Write for Kids Pitch It competition! Yay, so excited. Now waiting to see the short list! Now there's no doubt I'll be working on Microworld for my editing during November for NaNoWriMo. Here's my entry: Title.   Microworld Genre: YA Science Fiction Words: 80,000 approx. Comparative titles:… Continue reading Drum roll please…

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The Drums of Dundurn by Kelly Evans reviewed by Jill Smith

Book Review by Jill Smith©Aug20 Title: The Drums of Dundurn Author: Kelly Evans Publisher: Eska Publishing 2020 This is an engrossing read for young adults. It’s full of history, ghosts, and how to get rid of them. Minnie MacNab hears the drums, but no one else in her family believes her. Only her friend William,… Continue reading The Drums of Dundurn by Kelly Evans reviewed by Jill Smith

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Win a copy of ‘Patrick White’ by Toni Brisland

Book Review by Jill Smith©Aug20      Title: Patrick White Author: Toni Brisland Illustrations: Anastasia Popp      This is a beautiful book, eloquently written by Toni Brisland, for upper primary children aged 8 to 12. Patrick began life as the son of wealthy Australian property holders who were in England for his birth, on 28th May… Continue reading Win a copy of ‘Patrick White’ by Toni Brisland