I am one of the International Consultants for a new e-journal, First Opinions, Second Reaction, that comes from Purdue University reviewing contemporary children’s and young adult literature through various thematic and contextual lenses. I hold a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature. See my graduation photos. And I am, along with my good friend Susanne Gervay, Co-Regional Advisor (Australia and New Zealand) of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. And if you want to see some of the latest Australian kids books that I like then check out my blog newkidsbooksinoz. In 2011 I was elected to the International Advisory Board for the SCBWI – a position I feel very privileged to hold.
And lastly …
I still live in Sydney with my wife. See a photo no one ever thought would happen. Although the single storey terrace has grown upwards.
More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]