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

Episode 23

Listen on: Julie chatted with Allison Rusby all the way back in Episode 5.  She enjoyed it so much, she invited Allison back to discuss writing the second book in a series, cover design and school visits.  Also, Allison has kindly given us a copy of The Seven Keys to give away, check out our … Read moreEpisode 23