On the trail of Jessie Traill

Jessie Traill influenced the creation of two of my novels; The Year it All Ended and The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie.  Check out my blogpost about Jessie and the trail of her letters, postcards and paintings that are held in Australian libraries and galleries.

The Big Impact of Little Things

I’ve been on a binge of reading new information books for kids. Check out my review of The Little Things that Run the City on my blog. It’s a gorgeous book about all the little creatures that give life in Melbourne zing.

Kate Cranney’s detailed illustration of an orange caterpillar parasite wasp from The Little Things that Run the City.

Off to the Printer!

I feel just as excited as Ruby and Banjo, the joyous characters on the cover of my new picture book, ‘Puddle Hunters’. Last week, the final proofs of this story, beautifully illustrated by the uber-talented Karen Blair, went off to the printers. It will be in shops come August, in good time for puddle season.

Kirsty is an Australian author of books for children and young adults.

“Books are windows into other ways of being.”

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