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1 week ago
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So thrilled to be in the audience tonight for the inaugural ArtsLife Access production of 'Charlie's Collectors Emporium.' So many moving and wonderful stories shared from a fantastic group of ... See more

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1 week ago
Review: Hark, It's Me, Ruby Lee

Big thanks to Shaye Wardrop at www.kids-bookreview.com for this absolutely lovely review of Ruby Lee! So delighted to know that Ruby Lee felt like a real person, with all of her quirky hopes, dreams, ... See more

Ruby Lee is adventurous, excitable and loud. She’s the kid who loves to talk, loves to do and loves to imagine. So when Ruby Lee get...

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2 weeks ago
8 Picture Books for the Christmas Stocking

So thrilled to see 'Hark, It's Me, Ruby Lee!' on this gorgeous list of books just right for Christmas. I'm so touched that Ruby Lee is one of Shannon's favourite characters of the year and really ... See more

Are you looking to give picture books for Christmas? Here are 8 picture books perfect for the Christmas stocking. Books to suit all little readers!

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3 weeks ago
The Monologue Adventure

This looks like an amazing experience!

Women have powerful stories to share about their lives. Their everyday is their own stage, and they survive on a journey of emotional reconciliation within themselves, navigating the society they l…

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1 month ago
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Last school visit today at Grose View Public School, out at Grose Wold. And look, here is the rather spectacular view! So many juicy and insightful questions, including the one I particularly loved, ... See more

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1 month ago
The Sapling

Here is a funny, honest interview between Sally Sutton and Juliet Jacka about the joys of writing for children, canvassing both the glories and the doldrums. Some very sage advice about the writing ... See more

Did you know there was a new Miniwings book out this month? Here, Juliet Jacka and Sally Sutton talk about their junior fiction series, Miniwings and Frankie Potts. ... See more

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1 month ago
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The amazing Dr Robyn Sheahan-Bright has written some brilliant teachers notes for 'Hark, It's Me, Ruby Lee!' So much juicy goodness on themes, curriculum topics and visual literacy! Please click, ... See more

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1 month ago
I Talked to 150 Writers and Here’s the Best Advice They Had

There is some great advice on writing here. I wrestle a lot with beginnings and sometimes write the opening line of a picture book text dozens and dozens of times. The reflections on beginnings here ... See more

I once heard John Irving give a lecture on his process at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, an in-depth account of the way his novels come to be. He kicked it off by writing a single sentence on the ... See more

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1 month ago
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Happy belated #worldteachersday to all the fabulous teachers out there, braving the sometimes wilds of the classroom. So grateful for all that you do!
#watchoutforthepigeon #multitaskingteacher ... See more

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1 month ago
The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler & Lisa Shanahan - The Boomerang Books Blog

I had a great time answering Joy Lawn's most excellent questions over at The Boomerang Books Blog! We talked about writing Henry Hoobler, humour, school visits, what my son thought of the recent ... See more

Thank you for speaking to Boomerang Blog, Lisa and congratulations on your recent win for The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler at the Queensland Literary Awards. We’ll talk more about that ... See more

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