In This Episode…
It’s our 18 month anniversary and our podcast is now middle-aged (60th episode, yahoo!). We chat to two wonderful authors and the Mini Mavens pop in to offer their opinions on some new-release junior fiction – The League of Llamas books 3 and 4 by Aleesah Darlison and Hodgepodge by Lili Wilkinson.
Pamela chats with Jane Godwin
Jane Godwin is a highly acclaimed author of over twenty-five books for children, across all styles and ages. Her work is published internationally and she has received many commendations, including the Queensland Premier’s Award (Children’s Books), the Aurealis Award and the Animal Welfare Award, and shortlistings in the CBC Book of the Year Awards, the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the New South Wales State Literary Award (Patricia Wrightson Prize) the YABBA Awards, the Speech Pathology Awards, The Family Award for Children’s Books, and the Australian Book Industry Awards.
Julie chats with Julianne Negri
Julianne Negri was a 2018 recipient of the Australian Society of Author’s Emerging Writer’s Mentorship Award. In 2014 she was runners up in the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award and in 2015 was Highly Commended in the Southern Cross Short Story Award. She currently works as a content writer for State Library of Victoria’s website Inside a Dog and for a public library running youth programs.
Pamela reviews When Rain Turns to Snow by Jane Godwin
Julie reviews the The Secret Library of Hummingbird House by Julianne Negri
… and The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L D Lapinski
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