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A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee reviewed by Jill Smith

Book Review by Jill Smith©May19 Title: A Most Magical Girl Author: Karen Foxlee Publisher: Piccadilly Press Annabel Grey has been bought up in a privileged home, with an elegant mother and Miss Finch’s Little Blue Book (1855) to guide her. Such advice as - ‘A young lady does not yawn or sigh but listens attentively… Continue reading A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee reviewed by Jill Smith

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NF Reads an interview with Jill Smith

I'm delighted to be able to present interview questions by Tony of NF Reads, with me! Here's the link to this inspiring site. https://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-jill-smith/ Introduce myself I have always been a writer. My first memory of writing was stick figure comic as a seven or eight-year-old. Someone who read it said they liked the story.… Continue reading NF Reads an interview with Jill Smith

Somerset Storyfest · Writing for Children

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 for Sale and the Tiggy and the Magic Paintbrush series. Her books sell in 20… Continue reading Somerset Storyfest Report 2019 – Part Three

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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, but, as they are sold-out, I bought tickets adapting my programme. Some sessions were packed,… Continue reading Somerset Storyfest 2019 Report-Part One

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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 shop. Mrs Terry, their mum, points out that Jimmy has missed putting an apostrophe on… Continue reading Books on Tour – The Apostrophe Posse

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Books I bought at Somerset 2017…

Here are the reviews I did of a couple of books I bought at Somerset Literary Festival this year. I'll post a couple more tomorrow. Yes, they are Young Adults books. Book Review by Jill Smith©Mar17 Starlight Stables – Pony detectives by Soraya Nicholas This is the first book I bought at Somerset Celebration of… Continue reading Books I bought at Somerset 2017…