Tag Archives: childrens books

The Ten Penners 2019

Last Saturday I joined my fellow members of The Ten Penners at Broadbeach Library to talk about writing. Me winning a competition with the result of a new anthology being produced with my story in it. Yay! We shared some … Continue reading

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The Ivory Rose by Belinda Murrell reviewed by Jill Smith

Book Review by Jill Smith©May19 Title: The Ivory ROSE Author: Belinda Murrell Publisher: Random House Australia Jemma just started her first babysitting job in one of Sydney’s iconic homes known as the Witches’ Houses. The house is old and run … Continue reading

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Somerset Storyfest Report 2019 – Part Three

Somerset Storyfest Report 2019 – Part Three Session 11.15 to 12 noon – The Great Hall Zanni Louise Zanni Louise is a picture book and fiction author based in Northern NSW. She’s written ten books for children, including Errol! Mum … Continue reading

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Somerset Storyfest Report 2019 – Part Two

Somerset Storyfest Report 2019 – Part Two Session 10.15 to 11 am – Marquee 1 Bren MacDibble was raised on farms all over New Zealand, so is an expert about being a kid on the land. Bren lived in Melbourne for … Continue reading

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Somerset Storyfest 2019 Report-Part One

Somerset Storyfest 2019 – Report – Part One Somerset was brilliant again. I attended sessions presented by inspiring authors and had a great time. Of course, had I booked sooner, I could have gone to a couple of magical workshops, … Continue reading

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Books on Tour – The Apostrophe Posse

Book Review by Jill Smith©Mar19 Title: The Apostrophe Posse Author: Teena Raffa-Mulligan Publisher: Sea Song Publications It all starts innocently enough. Cam and Ellie go shopping for school shoes with their mother. Jimmy Leeds is painting a sign for Baker’s … Continue reading

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My day at Somerset – Part Five

It’s July and I’m posting the last entry of my day at the Somerset Literary Festival in March 2018. Thank you, readers, for bearing with me, (I’ve started a new job and the training and learning period has been full … Continue reading

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