Thursday, 23 April 2015

The Flying Fish and the Pink Pearl

I haven't practised drawing for donkey's years. It's almost as though when you reach a certain age a little voice fools you into believing that its time to close the door on much-loved creative pursuits.

I do, however, recall how good drawing made me feel, and now that I have the pleasure of seeing this in my little girl, I can't resist the temptation of the 52-Week Illustration Challenge.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

For the Love of Reading

Recently I attended my first ever parent teacher interview, and I must admit, I was a little daunted.

I needn't have been. My daughter's teacher is wonderful and she confirmed that my little girl is adjusting well to school life. She just needs to do some extra work to get the hang of her alphabet.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Review: Audrey of the Outback by Christine Harris

As part of my studies in writing for children through TAFE SA's Adelaide College of the Arts I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing Audrey of the Outback by Christine Harris (Little Hare Books, 2009). 

Although published six years ago this Junior Novel still has so much to offer. I'm posting my review in case I can tempt you to read it yourself, or perhaps introduce Audrey to one of the little people in your life.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Born to Drum

I've just joined the second round of Sheryl Gwyther's 52-Week Flash Fiction Challenge on Facebook and wanted to share my first post, inspired by a story recently recounted by a friend of mine.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Flash Fiction: Hook, Line and Sinker

The emergence of Flash Fiction as a genre of writing is something I’d given little thought to until I was inspired to prepare and submit some ‘mini-short’ stories to Celapene Press for their annual Short and Twisted Anthology.

I was thrilled to have some success, but having found the process of creating these short stories so enjoyable, I was itching to discover further opportunities to immerse myself in the genre. It’s safe to say, I was hooked.

Friday, 3 April 2015

A Brilliant Idea

Throughout the month of January, the SA Writer's Centre ran 'Summer Inspiration' - daily writing prompts to inspire aspiring writers to, well, write! 

I signed up, and although not every prompt inspired me, some really captured my imagination. So rather than leave them all sitting in a folder on my computer, I thought I'd share some of the more interesting ones...

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Short and Twisted Anthology

Celapene Press have been producing Short and Twisted anthologies since 2007. They include well-crafted stories (100-2000 words), poems (20 line maximum), photos or illustrations, with a twist.

I'm over the moon to learn that one of my 'mini-short' submissions has been selected for publication and will appear in the Short and Twisted Anthology to be released in June 2015.