Isobelle Carmody was born in Wangaratta on 16 June 1958, the eldest of eight children. She began work on Obernewtyn Chronicles at the age of fourteen. This was soon after the death of her father in a traffic accident. She continued to work on them while completing a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in literature and philosophy; she worked in public relations… Continue reading My Isobelle Carmody book collection…
Look, A BOOK! by Libby Gleeson & Freya Blackwood review by Jill Smith ©Feb21 No wonder this superb book was Short Listed for the Children's Book of the Year Awards and won the Kate Greenaway Medal. Picture books are a delightful medium for adults and children alike to delve into imaginative scenarios and transform the… Continue reading Look, A BOOK! – I love picture books too!
Talk about leaving it till the last minute - 50223 / 50000 total words. I made the target! Yay and Phew! Jul 31, 2020 1200 words Jul 30, 2020 1000 words Jul 30, 2020 1000 words Now onto the next tasks! The Ten Penners have a monthly meeting tomorrow. Whether we are Zooming or meeting up to social distance… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo – I’m a Winner!
Here we are on the 30th July and I've added another little bit to my running total - 47023 / 50000 total words Jul 30, 2020 1400 words Jul 29, 2020 1000 words Jul 28, 2020 2000 words Jul 27, 2020 1000 words I hope to finish the word count later today, crossing my fingers on that! My next project is… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo and next project
The final few days of Camp NaNoWriMo are here and I'm still just on the target line, but having done 2 hours or using my equation 1000 words = 1 hour, I've added 2000 words tonight. The running total is 44623 / 50000 total words Will I manage a bit over 5 more hours over the last three… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo update …countdown
Since my last post, I've had some good days and some bad days, but never mind the end is in sight. Total words to the end of last night, but I've yet to start tonight. I'm under the timeline to reach my target but I've high hopes that I'll complete the 50,000 words or in… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo update 27th July
Australian author Jesse Blackadder, whose award-winning work ranged from historical fiction to books for children, has died aged 56 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Robert Moran, Sydney Morning Herald June 12, 2020 I met Jesse at a Gold Coast Writers Literary Luncheon several years ago. She was a warm and engaging person with generous… Continue reading Tribute to Jessica Blackadder
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
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 report 2019– part eight Now the best part of Somerset is there are times you can get more bang for your buck by going to panel sessions. The sure to be winners in my book. This year I was limited by both time and resources so I needed to cram as much of… Continue reading Somerset StoryFest Report – part eight