Upcoming Events

Writing NSW Grants - Now Open

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30:jul

Applications open Monday 30th July 2018 

26:aug

Applications close Sunday 26th August 2018 

Applications are now open for the 2018 Writing NSW Grants, developed to support writers and writing in NSW.

There are three grant streams:

  • Writing NSW Early Career Writer Grants ($5000)
  • Writing NSW Emerging Writing Organisation Grants ($5000)
  • Writing NSW Writer & Scientist Grant ($2000)

Applications for all grants close on Sunday 26 August 2018.

These grants are offered by Writing NSW (formerly NSW Writers’ Centre) with devolved funding from Create NSW.

‘The Writing NSW grants have become a vital part of the literary ecosystem in our state since their establishment in 2016,’ Writing NSW CEO Jane McCredie said.

‘Over the last two years, the grants have helped dozens of writers to develop their work and build their writing careers. Some major new writing talents have been identified and it’s been exciting to see their books starting to appear.’

For more information or and to apply, visit the Writing NSW website.

For all media enquiries, please contact Jane McCredie on (02) 9555 9757.

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ASA Two-Day Self-Publishing Workshop

Attend in-person or online: Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September 2018

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21:sep

Friday 21st September 2018 

22:sep

Saturday 22nd September 2018 

ASA 2 Day Self Publishing Workshop

Professional advice, step by step process, invaluable contacts and a take-home resource kit to help you publish your work successfully.

When: Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September 2018

Where: 
In person venue: Suite C1.05 22-36 Mountain Street, Ultimo NSW 2007
Virtual access: Via Zoom (free videoconference software)

This comprehensive professional workshop will give you:

  • An in-depth understanding of the entire publishing, sales, marketing and distribution process
  • An invaluable resource pack to help you publish safely
  • list of contacts for reliable sources of advice and expertise
  • The opportunity to receive direct feedback on your work in relation to certain steps of the process
  • A tutorial on how to turn your manuscript into an ebook
  • Advice on creating a public profile and developing speaking skills
  • Feedback from authors with experience of self-publishing
  • networking marketplace to meet competent and ethical providers
  • The confidence to publish your work as a professional 

You will take away many valuable resources, including:

  • Costing template, sample rights reversion letter and P&L template
  • Tips and tricks to help you select competent and ethical service providers
  • A completed title budget for your Work
  • Information on how to apply for a US Tax File number
  • A draft publicity campaign for your book
  • A targeted press release
  • Familiarity with metadata, keywords and SEO

The ASA advises members on their publishing options on a daily basis and no one has seen more traditional and self-publishing arrangements than we have; both good and bad. We’re therefore uniquely positioned to offer you expert advice and in-depth knowledge on the entire process.

Pricing:

Member Price to attend in person: $250 per day/ $400 for two days  

Member Price for virtual Backstage Pass (access to live video and audio link from anywhere in Australia – dip in and out as you please): $100 per day / $150 for two days

Non-member Price to attend in person: $400 per day/$600 for two days

Non-member Price for virtual Backstage Pass (access to live video and audio link from anywhere in Australia – dip in and out as you please): $175 per day or $250 for both days

Booking options


At The End of Holyrood Lane - Book Launch

by Dimity Powell & Nicky Johnston

23:sep

Sunday 23rd September 2018 (10.30am-12.30pm) 

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When: Sunday 23rd September 2018 (10.30am-12.30pm)

Where: The End Room,
Brisbane Square Library,
Brisbane

Special Guest: Susanne Gervay OAM

  • morning tea
  • kids’ activities
  • book signings
  • raffle prizes

RSVP: 0413 822 509

Dimity Powell 250Dimity Powell 

At the End of Holyrood Lane - published by EK Books

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Faber Writing Academy - Writing a Novel: Stage 2

with Kathryn Heyman or James Bradley + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers

Faber Writing Academy

17:jul

Tuesday 17th July 2018 

25:sep

Tuesday 25th September 2018 

Kathryn Heyman

Who: Kathryn Heyman or James Bradley + guests, including leading industry agents/publishers
When: Tuesday 17th July - Tuesday 25th September 2018
Course fee: $3,250 / $2,760 alumni
Where:
Allen & Unwin
83 Alexander Street
Crows Nest NSW 2065 - (Please note access is via stairs)

Write your novel, and write it well.

A comprehensive three month course builds on the work started in Writing a Novel: Stage 1 and is suitable for writers who have completed that course, or who have a substantially completed rough or first draft of a novel-in-progress. This course will develop craft and technical skills required to turn a rough draft into a work of art. Using exercises focused on your own work, you'll finish the course with a deep understanding of the novelists' craft and how it applies to your own novel.

  • Benefit from the structure of regular classes covering everything from playing with genre, the power of what is unspoken and using scenes and narrative summary to maintain momentum.
  • Learn from our experienced Course Directors, as well as guest tutors including top authors, and agents/publishers.
  • Receive personalised, one-to one attention on your project from your tutor.
  • Get it done. When undertaken with Writing a Novel: Stage 1, this is a flexible alternative to a creative writing MA, designed for people who might be considering a career and who are prepared to engage fully in the hard work involved. Apart from the workshops, you will be devoting as much time as possible between classes to writing.
  • Receive invaluable feedback by having the chance to present your work to your class of other committed novelists.
  • Start your career with unrivalled access to those who know. There is no better way to get on the road to publication than to meet the people who know how to make that happen. Hear talks from people in the industry, then read to a room of agents at course completion.

Please note that while Writing a Novel: Stage 1 and Writing a Novel: Stage 2 are designed to build on each other, each may be taken as a stand-alone course. Talk to us if you need guidance on which one is best for you.

For more information: faberwritingacademy.com.au/Writing-a-novel-Stage-2-SYD-2018


 

Spotlight and The Children’s Book Council of Australia partner to bring CBCA Book Week to life!

Spotlight announced as exclusive costume partner

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The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced Australia’s number one craft and DIY superstore, Spotlight, as exclusive costume partners for CBCA Book Week (August 18-24, 2018)

Each year across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together to celebrate CBCA Book Week. During this time, schools, libraries, booksellers, authors and children celebrate Australian children’s literature through Australian book character parades and amazing displays.

CBCA and Spotlight both embrace and promote creativity in the lives of young people. The exclusive costume partnership will allow communities across Australia to help bring CBCA Book Week to life in fun and exciting ways.

Nick Casey, Communications Manager, Spotlight, believes that creativity is vital to the development of young people.

“CBCA Book Week has become an iconic part of Australian children’s calendar. We’re excited to be working with the CBCA to help bring our favourite stories and characters to life. We know that book parades and dressing up helps to foster a love of Australian literature, and as the exclusive costume partner Spotlight is excited to be help bring to life the imagination of young people.”

CBCA National Chair, Professor Margot Hillel OAM, said the partnership with Spotlight will help continue to engage the community with literature for young people.

“With this partnership, we are pleased to be able to showcase the work of celebrated children’s author/illustrator Anna Walker whose beautiful artwork features in the 2018 CBCA Book Week merchandise. Anna’s interpretation of the Find Your Treasure theme was created with mixed media including gouache and collage and lends itself well to fun classroom projects such as diorama and poster making.”

For more information about the partnership, please go to cbca.org.au/our-patron-and-partners

For more information please contact:

Kate Flamsteed, National Executive Officer, CBCA

P: 07 3842 9120 or 1300 365 922

Kate Winney, Account Director, Thrive PR + Communications

M: +61(0) 403 200 299 or P: +61(0) 3 9425 9111

About Spotlight

Spotlight is Australia's number one craft and DIY superstore. Established in 1973, Spotlight is a family-owned business with a network of over 100 stores nationwide. Spotlight has you covered for all of your fabric, craft, party, and home needs with the largest range and bargains galore! Shop the range and find out more at spotlightstores.com

About the CBCA:

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not for profit organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. The CBCA achieves positive social impact by nurturing a literate, educated and creative society with attitudes and habits that value the reading and writing of stories. It informs and promotes critical debate, fosters creative responses and engages with and encourages Australian authors and illustrators to produce quality literature.  Each year, across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week and also presents annual awards to books of literary merit, for outstanding contribution to Australian children's literature. These awards are now the most influential and highly respected in Australia.


 

2018 Sunshine Writers Retreat

Relax. Create. Connect. Explore. GROW

Greenleaf Press

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Thursday 15th November 2018 

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Sunday 18th November 2018 

When: Thursday 15th - Sunday 18th November, 2018

2018 Sunshine Writers Retreat

The 2018 Sunshine Writers Retreat Program has now been released!

This is a truly immersive experience that will help you become the author you want to be.

Find the program and full retreat information at: www.greenleafpress.net/2018-sunshine-writers-retreat

Here’s a sample of the feedback from this year’s retreat attendees:

"The Sunshine Writers Retreat was a great place to feed my creativity, with inspiring presenters, opportunities to network with like-minded writers, and all the while enjoying the stunning surroundings. I left with a heart full of joy and a head full of ideas!"

"One of the most useful writing industry events I have ever attended!"

"The 2017 Sunshine Retreat was so very special. The people and the entire experience has left me filled with joy, brand new friendships and the tools I need to progress as an aspiring author. Thanks Everyone!!!!"

"Attending the Sunshine Writer's Retreat was a life-changing experience. I learnt so much during the masterclasses and met some amazing people who I will treasure forever. I can't recommend it highly enough."

Bookings are now being taken. Don’t delay, get in touch with us today at .

Warmest wishes, Aleesah
The Greenleaf Team

Email: 

Website: www.greenleafpress.net

 


 

Australian Children's Laureate - Australian Children's Literature Alliance

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Website: childrenslaureate.org.au

Email:

The Australian Children's Laureate is an award presented every two years to one of Australia's pre-eminent children's authors/illustrators to celebrate their contribution to Australian literature. Our vision is to enrich children's lives through the power of story and develop a culture of reading in Australia.

The Laureate's role is to engage with kids, educators, the public and the media on the importance of reading, as well as advocating for and supporting educators, particularly teacher-librarians. During their appointment the Laureate acts as a national and international ambassador for reading.

Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor, the inaugural Laureates' (2012-13) travelled all around Australia inspiring many kids to read and tell their stories.

Jackie French, as our second Children's Laureate (2014-15), has fully embraced her role inspiring many children and families while also supporting educators of literacy.

Give now to our "I'm a Supporter" campaign to secure the future of the Australian Laureate Award so we can build on the momentum and impact of this essential advocacy role for children's literature and literacy. Thank you!

The Laureate Award it administered by the Australian Children's Literature Alliance (ACLA), a national not-for-profit, independent organization dedicated to developing a culture of reading in Australia. We believe that reading changes lives!


The Copyright Agency - The Create Career Fund

Copyright Agency

The Career Fund now operates four rounds a year through two streams of funding – the Ignite Career Fund and the Create Career Fund.

The Ignite Career Fund will continue to support individual emerging creators seeking specific skills development, with individual grants of up to $5000 offered to successful applicants. There will be two rounds for the Ignite Fund each year, read these guidelines to find out more.

The Create Career Fund has been developed to provide time for mid to late career writers and visual artists to write, research and create. Individual grants of up to $20,000 with a minimum of $10,000 will be awarded to successful applicants. There will be two rounds for the Create Career Fund each year, read these guidelines to find out more. APPLY NOW.

Successful applicants will be notified approximately eight weeks after the advertised deadline. Activities for which Career Funding for either stream is sought cannot commence earlier than this.

The online application is through SmartyGrants.

For more information, contact Career Fund Manager, Susan Cole, by phone +612 9394 7600 or by emailing


Greenleaf Press - KinderFest

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Miniature Literary Festivals for Miniature People...

KinderFests are 2 hour miniature literary festivals for very young children. These mini-festivals are perfect for daycare centres, preschools, kindergartens, Pre-Prep and Prep.

We have access to a wide range of picture book creators, both authors and illustrators, who are also experienced presenters and performers. Three guest picture book creators read their stories, sing songs, have question time and run a simple craft or drawing activity.

Sessions can be held with one large group or split into three smaller groups and run on a simultaneous rotating basis. The Story Time and Craft sessions are followed by Book Sales and Signings so children can take home their very own, first-ever personally signed book.

KinderFests are perfect for Open Days, Special Friends and Grandparents Days, Children's Week, Numeracy & Literacy Week, Library Week, Book Week or simply to educate children about the importance of books and reading.​

We organise everything so you only have one point of contact. It's very easy!

Website: www.greenleafpress.net/kinderfest

KinderFest Flyer


  • 'Creative Kids Tales provides such a valuable service. Writing can be a lonely business at times, and seeking publication can be daunting. So it is especially wonderful for writers to be able to access such a comprehensive site where information, experiences and the ups and downs of writing for kids can be shared.' Well done, Georgie! - www.suewhiting.com

    Sue Whiting
  • 'Everything you need is here, on Creative Kids Tales! Oh, how wonderful this would have been for the young Emma Quay, knowing she loved children’s picture books but not knowing a soul in the industry. Down to earth, comprehensive, friendly, realistic and encouraging advice — this is an invaluable resource. Bravo!' - www.emmaquay.com

    Emma Quay
  • 'Wow! What a wonderful resource.
    Congrats to everyone involved with Creative Kids Tales.'
    georgeivanoff.com.au

    George Ivanoff
  • 'What a wonderful website Creative Kids Tales is, supporting and helping Australian authors in their quest through the dark thorny forest of the publishing world. Georgie should be congratulated for all her hard work and fearless leadership!' - www.kateforsyth.com.au

    Kate Forsyth
  • 'If there's anything emerging authors struggle with (beyond the dreaded writer's block), it's receiving recognition or even acknowledgment of their work – battling for a slice of that incredibly elusive publishing pie. Georgie Donaghey has created a priceless promotional and networking station that allows new authors to not only share their work, but gain the courage and nous to take their work to a whole new level. Creative Kids Tales is a valuable addition to Australia's burgeoning children's book market.' - www.taniamccartney.com

    Tania McCartney
  • 'What a great asset you are to the children's book industry, Georgie.
    Long may Creative Kids Tales rule!'
    www.paulcollins.com.au

    Paul Collins
  • 'Thanks for having me on Creative Kids Tales. It's a great resource for emerging writers and illustrators and I hope it will have a long future.'
    www.sallyrippin.com

    Sally Rippin
  • 'Creative Kids Tales would’ve been mighty handy to know about back when I was sitting about drawing and writing and having no idea what to do with any of it! Go explore and create knowing you have such an amazing resource at your back!'

    - www.heathmck.com

    Heath McKenzie

  • 'CKT is a great resource for both established and emerging authors. I like the way you're always coming up with new and exciting initiatives at your site. And I love reading the fascinating journeys and achievements of the writers you profile here.' - www.deescribe.com.au

    Dee White
  • Creative Kids Tales offers a brilliant platform for established and emerging creators to keep in touch and learn from each other. That is a great thing for this most isolated of all professions (apart from On-site Antarctic Penguin Imitators). - www.terrydenton.com

    Terry Denton
  • 'The thing I like about the Creative Kids Tales website is that the authors come across as real people who face the same problems that beginning writers do and that there’s plenty of practical advice.' - www.duncanball.com.au

    Duncan Ball
  • 'I wish Creative Kids Tales had been around when I was first starting out! What a brilliant way to connect with other authors and find out about the lovely world of kids books.' 'Go Georgie! I think you're amazing.' - www.deborahabela.com

    Deborah Abela
  • 'What a great site! We all tend to work in isolation in our own little caves. It’s great to see all the other cave dwellers out there and realise we are not alone. What a great resource!'

    - brucewhatley.com

    Bruce Whatley

  • 'Emerging from one's chrysalis of anonymity into the prodigious world of creative children's writing and publishing is a daunting prospect. Georgie Donaghey's Creative Kids Tales is a superlative source of inspiration and information for the bourgeoning writer and illustrator. She has created an invaluable platform from which writers, both developing and established, can view, promote and share each other's work, and most importantly aspirations. A fun, friendly, and informative forum that everyone in the kids' lit industry can benefit from.' Keep it up Georgie! - dimswritestuff.blogspot.com.au

    Dimity Powell
  • 'Creative Kids Tales is a brilliant resource – for established writers and those just starting out. I wish it had been around when I was a new writer. There are lots of invaluable tips and great advice.
    Congratulations Georgie – it’s fabulous.' - jacquelineharvey.com.au

    Jacqueline Harvey
  • 'Congratulations to Georgie Donaghey for her hard work and enthusiasm in setting up a site that has been sorely needed to promote current Australian children's writing. Not just for the established, but for up and coming, Creative Kids Tales showcases talent and provides information essential for anyone in the industry.' - www.enterprisingwords.com.au

    Dianne (Di) Bates
  • 'Creative Kids Tales will jump-start adults seeking to become writers!' - www.wimpykid.com

    Jeff Kinney
  • 'Georgie Donaghey’s Creative Kids Tales is deservedly going gangbusters! What a wonderful forum and multi-storeyed resource for shiny new authors, legends of the industry and every writer in between!'
    dcgreenyarns.blogspot.com.au

    DC Green
  • 'Creative Kids Tales is a great forum for people who spend most of their working time alone. It is interesting and inspiring to see and hear what other authors and illustrators have to say.' - www.maisyfun.com

    Lucy Cousins
  • 'I stumbled on to Creative Kids Tales by accident. I thought it was kid's tails. I'd been doing some research about goats and how their tails were actually a fifth leg, a very long time ago. Or did I just dream that? In any case, I was bitterly disappointed at first to find not tails, but tales. However, while I was at the site I had a wander around, and soon discovered that it was even better than a goat's site - no kidding! This is a brilliant haven for writers, new and not so new; a place to showcase their work and to learn from others.' Well done, Georgie. You've done a fantastic job. - www.enterprisingwords.com.au

    Bill Condon
  • 'The Creative Kids Tales site is great fun and full of information about authors and their books!' - www.isobellecarmody.net

    Isobelle Carmody
  • 'Once you find an easily-accessible, up-to-date and vibrant source of writing help and encouragement, you should value it and use it! Thanks to Creative Kids Tales, that’s all available, just with the tap of your finger: www.creativekidstales.com.au
    Well done, CKT team!' - janeenbrian.com

    Janeen Brian
  • 'It's about time that we had something like Creative Kids Tales. It's a treasure trove for information and news, plus it showcases talent from aspiring writers. It's a wonderful springboard for anyone who wants to dive into the Children books world!'
    Keep up the fabtastic work! - www.oliverwriter.com

    Oliver Phommavanh
  • 'I’m thrilled to be Creative Kids Tales author of the month.' 'I hope in some small way by me taking part, I might help and inspire young authors and artists to follow their own artistic path.' 'The key I believe is to seek to enjoy what you do. Even though doing your best is a constant challenge I find it is a worthwhile one. So, get drawing and / or writing.' Good luck ! - www.leighhobbs.com.au

    Leigh Hobbs
  • 'What can I say? Well if you have clicked this far and uncovered these words you KNOW that this (Creative Kids Tales) is a terrific resource full of ideas and connections.
    SO dig deeper and get connected!' - www.chrischeng.com

    Christopher Cheng
  • 'CKT is such a valuable site for anybody wanting to learn a bit more about making children’s books. When time travelling becomes possible, I’ll steal all the info from this site and deliver it to my younger, aspiring self.'

    - petercarnavas.com

    Peter Carnavas

  • 'Georgie and the team at Creative Kids Tales have a wonderful passion for children’s stories, and this site is a wonderful place to visit to find and share ideas!
    Well done guys!' - www.nick-falk.com

    Nick Falk
  • 'This is a great website. Nowadays, when getting published is so hard and staying published not much easier, everyone needs all the help they can get. And here's Help with a capital H!' 'Go Georgie! Creative Kids Tales is an inspiration for all writers of children's and YA fiction.' - www.richardharland.net

    Richard Harland
  • 'Creative Kids Tales is a fantastic resource for aspiring writers that showcases emerging and published authors and illustrators and provides links to publishers' websites, helpful hints and competitions.'

    Rachel Keyes
  • 'Creative Kids Tales has inspired, encouraged and supported not only the published, but also us hopefuls still learning the ways of the publishing world. Thanks for providing not only an amazing site to scroll and learn through, but also providing friendship and a real sense of chasing our dreams.' - gardenbabyfaeries.webs.com

    Kelly McDonald
  • Writing can be a lonely profession. By necessity, you need to work alone much of the time. But it is wonderful to have a website which eases that by connecting creators with each other and with a wealth of information and resources.
    Bravo! - sallymurphy.com.au

    Sally Murphy
  • 'The long-distance marathon of writing, illustrating and publishing usually begins along a very foggy road, in the dark, shoeless. But wait! What's that light on the horizon? A glowing little cafe, full of a bunch other runners plotting out mud-maps on napkins and exchanging anecdotes, warning about ditches and praising short-cuts. Stop for a while, have a cup of tea, maybe even a shoe-fitting, then get yourself back on the road for the long slog to sunrise.' - www.shauntan.net

    Shaun Tan
  • 'I would have loved to have had access to creativekidstales.com.au when I was starting out! It's an invaluable source of information, inspiration and encouragement for both emerging (and fully-emerged!) writers.' - www.andygriffiths.com.au

    Andy Griffiths
  • 'Congratulations on a brilliant site, and a superb first year!'.
    Jackie French is Australian Children's Laureate for 2014 – 2015
    www.jackiefrench.com

    Jackie French
  • 'Creative Kids Tales is a treasure trove of resources and insights, compiled with dedication and enthusiasm. A wonderful resource for anyone who is interested in picture books and children's literature.' - sarah-davis.org

    Sarah Davis
  • 'Creative Kids Tales is an awesome resource you should totally check it out.' - raspratt.com

    R.A. Spratt
  • 'Creative Kids Tales is a lovely online meeting space brimming with support and ideas for writers.'

    - katrinagermein.com

    Katrina Germein

  • 'Creative Kids Tales is a unique and valuable online resource for new and established authors. The site provides a wealth of information and insight into the children's writing world.' 'Thanks for all your support, Georgie, and keep up the good work.' - www.aleesahdarlison.com

    Aleesah Darlison
  • 'This site is such a wonderful resource for writers and illustrators at every stage of the journey. I've learned more about some of my favourite people in children's literature here, but also had the joy of discovering whole new worlds of talent.' - annabranford.com

    Anna Branford
  • 'Creative Kids Tales is such a great website for navigating this industry – not just for authors and illustrators, but for parents and teachers and librarians and publishers and kids and storytellers of all sorts. It’s awesome!' - www.julesfaber.com

    Jules Faber
  • 'CKT is like the friendly and helpful colleague I could have done with when I started out. Back then I didn’t know anyone who was a writer or illustrator of books.'

    - www.tohby.com

    Tohby Riddle

  • 'If a website can be described as 'homely' or 'a friendly place for emerging writers to visit' then that's how I would describe Creative Kids Tales. It's probably the only Australian website for children's writers that I visit regularly and actually feel part of. When I need motivation, interesting writers to read about, or just a peek at my own 'baby steps' towards being a published writer, I visit the Creative Kids Tales family.' A big thank you to Georgie and Rod for a great website. - www.patsimmonswriter.com.au

    (Pat) Patricia Simmons
  • 'CKT is informative, relevant, recent and fun! It’s an exceptional resource for anyone involved in children’s literature.'

    - www.timharrisbooks.com

    Tim Harris

  • 'The details available on this site, for emerging writers (or those emerged) is incredibly helpful. From creating stories- plotting, dialogue and character building- to the support writers can seek for their work, be it mentoring or seeking a publisher, it’s all there. An excellent easy-to-access writers’ site!'

    - libbyhathorn.com

    Libby Hathorn

  • 'It's easy to feel alone when writing, and clueless about what happens next. Creative Kids Tales offers answers and community - invaluable resources.'

    - www.clairesaxby.com

    Claire Saxby

  • What a terrific, enthusiastic, informative and creative resource - of value and interest to so many people.
    I'm delighted to be a part of it.
    ursuladubosarsky.squarespace.com

    Ursula Dubosarsky
  • 'Creative Kids Tales deserves all its accolades. Thanks to its creator, the site provides brilliant support, inspiration and encouragement for anyone who loves creating children's books. I have no hesitation in passing on your link.'
    Well done, Georgie! - www.sherylgwyther.net

    Sheryl Gwyther
  • "Whether just starting out or with many books under your belt, Creative Kids Tales is the perfect place to go for all things writerly. Sharing the inner world is a wonderful thing for solitary writers, and it's all there on Georgie's website.
    Happy reading!" - tashibooks.com

    Anna Fienberg
  • 'Wow! Creative Kids Tales is a fantastic resource for writers, no matter what stage of their writing journey they are at. Congratulations, Georgie, on your attractive, easy-to-navigate website, your generosity to your fellow writers and your constantly evolving ideas. Thanks on behalf of all of us.' - wendyblaxland.com

    Wendy Blaxland
  • 'Creative Kids Tales is ambitious, specific and professional - the Top Tips section alone is a must-read for every aspiring children's writer.' - jackheath.com.au

    Jack Heath
  • 'Buckets of thanks to Georgie for creating Creative Kids Tales. There’s a wealth of wonderful information and resources for everyone interested in creating books for kids – and a warm sense of community.'
    www.meredithcostain.com

    Meredith Costain
  • 'Creative Kids Tales is great. You can pick the brains of people who make stuff without having to stalk them or do anything illegal.' - www.aaronblabeybooks.com

    Aaron Blabey
  • "What a wonderful website and wealth of resources. I wish I’d discovered it sooner - but I can still enjoy it now, and have added it to my list of resources for new writers."
    "Keep it up, Georgie!" - www.wendyorr.com

    Wendy Orr
  • 'Thanks for being such a strong advocate for children’s literature, the power of stories, and reading.
    Keep fighting the good fight and call on me anytime.'
    www.tristanbancks.com

    Tristan Bancks
  • 'I love the grumpy cat videos, hahaha it's so grumpy ... oh, wait, wrong website. Ah yes, Creative Kids Tales. Brilliant! Getting published is an amazing, frustrating, brilliant, lonely, creative journey, and www.creativekidstales.com.au is awesome in that it helps both published and pre-published authors by providing support, inspiration, a community, and by allowing authors to learn from other authors, and who better is there to learn from .. .except maybe that grumpy cat, hahaha, hilarious.' - www.adam-wallace-books.com

    Adam Wallace
  • 'Creative Kids Tales offers new writers the joy of publication on their journey of craft and creativity.'
    'It’s a warm and wonderful home.'
    www.sgervay.com

    Susanne Gervay