Welcome to the September 2017 edition of CKT
Happy Spring 2017!
On Thursday 14 September we are being encouraged to Make a Date with a Book for The Reading Hour.
In 2015 I was honoured to have my book, Lulu, as the featured book for the Sutherland Shire Library. You can hear Melinda McNaughton, from the children’s services, reading Lulu here www.creativekidstales.com.au/about-ckt/lulu/1220-the-reading-hour-lulu
I think I only just survived August, with Book Week activities and the finalisation of the Creative Kids Tales Story Collection being published later this year. Phew!
I had so much fun during Book Week and got to share my stories with over 900 children. It was wonderful to see lots of posts from authors filling Facebook with tales and memories from Book Week. Great work authors and illustrators from around the country.
While juggling my Book Week commitments, I hit the ‘send’ button on the first Creative Kids Tales paperback publication. It was an amazing experience getting to wear the publishers hat and seeing all the behind the scenes work that goes into bringing a manuscript, or in this case, 62 manuscripts, to publication. I’ve prepared a post for the CKT blog about this publishing experience and I can’t wait to share it, along with our publication, with you soon.
I was also able to catch up with some writer friends and CKT family at the Sutherland Shire Writers’ Unleashed Festival. It was an informative day filled with speakers from all genres.
The CKT Blog is now our most visited page! We covered a variety of subjects on our blog including; Author Etiquette, Independent Publishing, Writing with Abandonment, Writing – work life balance, Building your Author Platform and we also chatted with a few International Authors – Kate DiCamillo, Jeff Kinney, Lucy Cousins and Stephan Pastis. Why not keep up to date with all our posts, simply pop over to our blog page and subscribe!
If you are looking for ways to enhance your presentation or perhaps you are just starting out with school visits, the posts I shared on the CKT Blog last month for presenting to Kindergarten up to year 6 may assist you: www.creativekidstales.com.au/whats-new/blog/spreading-my-author-wings-through-school-visits-by-georgie-donaghey
Did you know; adding that you have participated in a writing competition is great for your writing CV, especially if you receive a place or win. Our annual anthology competition is on again! Wings, Superheroes and Determination are the themes for this year’s competition. 15 winners will be chosen with 12 being published! Yes, that’s right 12 winners along with one illustration will be chosen to be published in the Smashwords anthology.
All other entrants will receive a certificate of participation with the winners being displayed on our website including our yearly snapshot with the National Library. Multiple entries accepted.
For more information, check out our competitions pages:
That’s all from me for this month. See you in October.