Book Review by Debbie Smith

Alison Lester's Book by Three Generations Alison Lester, one of Australia's most popular children's book author-illustrators is working on a special three-generational collaboration with her daughter and granddaughter. The Very Noisy Baby A lot of families, at

November 14th, 2017|Book Reviews - Children's Picture Books|

Book Cover Reveal – The Harper Effect by Taryn Bashford

Hi everyone ... Today is EXCITING! Not only is it my birthday, but it is also BOOK COVER REVEAL day for my lovely friend, critique buddy and rising writing star, Taryn Bashford's debut YA novel, The Harper Effect. I

November 13th, 2017|Book Cover Reveals|

Book Review – by Debbie Smith

The Lion in Our Living Room Written by Emma Middleton Illustrated by Briony Stewart Snuggle time with Oma. Euwing settles in for his newest story The Lion in Our Living Room by Emma Middleton -

October 18th, 2017|Book Reviews - Children's Picture Books|

Book Review by Debbie Smith

Two Wolves by Tristan Bancks Category:  Junior Fiction Title:  Two Wolves Author:  Tristan Bancks Pages:  271 pp Age:  10 – 14 years (Recommended year 6 to year 9) Australian RRP:  $14.99 Binding:  Paperback Suitable for ages: Upper Primary & Lower

October 1st, 2017|Book Reviews - Children Novels|

~ 01. Journal Entry ~

~ Looking to the Future ~ The post below is something I wrote about two years ago and it was posted to a different blogroll I used to journal on. Reading through it today, I decided I wanted

September 12th, 2017|Creative Writing, Journal, The Creative Life|

Book Review by Debbie Smith

The Snow Pony by Alison Lester This book is more suited for readers 12+ years old. There are a couple of more mature themes running through the story that younger readers may have trouble understanding. Discretion is

September 12th, 2017|Book Reviews - Children Novels|

Volunteering at Voices on the Coast: 20-21 July 2017

Recently, I volunteered at the 2017 VOICES on the COAST Youth Literature Festival presented by Immanuel Lutheran College. This is a Sunshine Coast Literary event. What a great time I had! Seeing it was my first ever visit

July 31st, 2017|Creative Writing, The Creative Life|

Elephants & Seashells

Today I asked the question: What do elephants and seashells have in common? For me, it's submission day today for manuscripts to be uploaded to our editor appointments for the 2017 CYA Conference. The deadline is really tomorrow, but

June 6th, 2017|The Creative Life|

Take the First Step

‘Take the first step … ‘The longest journey, or project, starts with a first step. When it’s too hard to picture the whole journey, Break it down into smaller ones. Keep reducing until the first step seems attainable. Then

April 25th, 2017|Book Reviews - Adults|

The Life of a Sentence

The Quest for the Perfect Sentence   One day the Nouns were clustered in the street. An Adjective walked by, with her dark beauty. The Nouns were struck, moved, changed. The next day a Verb drove up,

February 12th, 2017|Creative Writing, Tutoring|