Episode 33

Listen on: Marc McBride is the illustrator of Emily Rodda’s best selling  Deltora Quest series, which has sold over eighteen million copies around the world and has become an Anime TV show.  He has illustrated two hundred book covers, ten picture books, countless magazines and has had work exhibited with the New York Society of … Read moreEpisode 33

Episode 32

Listen on: Edwina Wyatt worked as a lawyer and a high school teacher before becoming a writer of books for young readers. Her first book  In the Evening was a Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable (Picture Book of the Year 2016) and included in the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge. Her follow up title Together Always was also a CBCA Notable (Early Childhood Book … Read moreEpisode 32

Episode 31

Listen on: Nick Tomlinson is a former English, Drama and Special Needs teacher, academic learning mentor, singing waiter and admin clerk. He has performed in a sell-out show at the Edinburgh Fringe, accidentally camped on a military target range in West Africa, and managed to pass his karate black belt grading despite choking on his … Read moreEpisode 31

Episode 29

Listen on: Laura Bloom is the co-author of the Dream Riders series, along with Jesse Blackadder. She grew up in Sydney, reading constantly and dreaming of becoming a writer. Now she lives in a small country town with her family and lots of animals, writing novels for children and adults.

Episode 28

Listen on: Lisa Siberry is a freelance writer and content producer who spent many years working at the ABC. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two children. Her debut middle-grade novel, The Brilliant Ideas of Lily Green, won the 2017 Ampersand Prize, the premier award for debut authors in Australia and New Zealand. … Read moreEpisode 28

Episode 27

Listen on: Fiona Hardy is a kids-book writer, crime-book reviewer, and all-books bookseller. From the wide-eyed work experience days at her local bookshop, she has stayed in the industry for nearly twenty years, and now works as one of the managers at Readings. Since a much-praised four-sentence retelling of Alice in Wonderland in grade one … Read moreEpisode 27

Episode 26

Listen on: Deb was born very short and had funny ears, but that didn’t stop her being a very smiley baby. When she grew up, she was still short, a bit clumsy and not very brave, which may explain why she writes books about spies, ghosts, soccer legends and children living in a flooded city, battling … Read moreEpisode 26

Episode 25

Listen on: An avid reader (who read under the bedclothes and in the bath), as a young girl, Hazel Edwards wrote her first novel in grade six, a mystery about adventurous children stuck in a mine. This passion for writing and character development continued and after working as a secondary school teacher, at twenty-seven, Hazel … Read moreEpisode 25

Episode 24

Listen on: Lisa Nicol is a writer and documentary-maker. Working across film, television, radio and print, Lisa’s work has been broadcast on ABC TV, pay TV networks and Radio National. Her documentary about Australian poet Benjamin Frater won a Silver medal at the 2012 New York Festivals International Radio Program and Promotions Awards. Wide Open … Read moreEpisode 24