Astrid Lindgren was one of my childhood heroes. Yesterday, at the Frankfurt Book Fair, nominees for the 2017 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award were announced. I’m very honoured to be on the list, alongside some of my favourite children’s authors and illustrators. http://www.alma.se/Documents/2016/Nominated_Candidates_2017.pdf
The very talented Karen Blair has agreed to illustrate my first picture book for small children, Puddle Hunters. Inspired by puddle hunting adventures with my granddaughter, Alexandra, the book will be published by Allen & Unwin and released in early 2018.
I’m very honoured to be launching Wendy Orr’s stunning new novel, ‘Dragonfly Song‘ on Saturday, 2nd July, the same day as the Australian Federal Election. Join us at 4.00 pm at Readings Bookshop, Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn to celebrate the release of the book. Wendy is one of Australia’s most out-standing and versatile authors for younger readers. ‘Dragonfly Song’ will definitely get my vote on election day.