Episode 13

Listen on: Meg McKinlay is a children’s writer and poet. She has published seventeen books for children, ranging from picture books through to young adult novels, and a collection of poetry for adults. Her work has won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the Queensland Literary Award, the Davitt Award for Crimewriting and the Aurealis Award … Read moreEpisode 13

Episode 12

Listen on: Pamela reviews The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell Julie reviews The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters: The Jolly Regina by Kara LeReau

Episode 11

Listen on: Cameron Macintosh was born in Melbourne and has lived there ever since, apart from overseas backpacking jaunts whenever he’s been able to fund them. He studied Psychology and Italian at Melbourne University, and Professional Writing at RMIT. Since then, he has written more than 80 books for primary and early secondary students. He … Read moreEpisode 11

Episode 10

Listen on: Gabrielle Wang is an award winning author and illustrator of novels and picture books for children and young adults. She was born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage. As a result, Gabrielle’s books are a blend of both Australian and Chinese culture with a touch of fantasy.  Her books include A Ghost in My … Read moreEpisode 10

Episode 6

Listen on: In this episode… Julie chats with author-illustrator Judith Rossell about her Stella Montgomery series and the work behind it. About Judith Rossell… Judith Rossell is the multi-award-winning author-illustrator of the bestselling Stella Montgomery series (Withering-by-Sea, Wormwood Mire, Wakestone Hall and A Garden of Lilies: Improving Tales for Young Minds). Before beginning her career in … Read moreEpisode 6

Episode 5

Listen on: In this episode… Julie chats with Allison Rushby about The Mulberry Tree, inspiration and the reality of life as a middle-grade author. About Allison Rushby… Allison Rushby, the daughter of an author, was raised on a wholesome and steady diet of classic English literature. Some of her favourite books, re-read countless dog-eared times … Read moreEpisode 5

Episode 4

Listen on: We’ve had a great response to our podcast so far.  Stay tuned for some fantastic interviews and reviews coming up.  You can get a sneak peek of what’s ahead by following our Instagram account @middle_grade_mavens.  If you are enjoying the podcast, please leave us some positive feedback on our Facebook page or in … Read moreEpisode 4