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12 Days of Christmas, Day 2 – Joni Sensel

12 Days of Christmas, Day 2 – Joni Sensel

And on Day 2 of our 12 Days of Christmas we have Joni Sensel who lives in Greenwater, WA, USA. Joni is the author of fantasy/adventure novels for younger readers and also picture books. Her latest title is The Farwalker’s Questfrom Bloomsbury.Joni’s is a beautifully touching and heart-warming Christmas memory. Joni’s Christmas Memory My very […]

12 Days of Christmas, Day 1 – Chris Eboch

12 Days of Christmas, Day 1 – Chris Eboch

I asked some of my friends who are kids book creators to send me their favourite Christmas memories and of course this is the right time of year for the 12 Days of Christmas.Some memories are recent and others quite distant, especially mine (you will have to wait till later to read that one) so […]

Lateral Learning Christmas Party

This is a late entry (yeah too tied up with being a cutlet for sure!) but Tuesday night was the Lateral Learning Christmas shindig at one of the local digs in Newtown … a great venue (for us locals). This was the beginning (well nearly) of the end of year cheer time … it was […]

another Lady Cutler entry

another Lady Cutler entry

As I was unable to attend my own awards ceremony a few of the folks suggsted a gathering at this abode to celebrate the occassion in appropriate style – so that is exactly what we did last Sunday.And here are just a few of the willing participants who gathered. We (well they actually) supped champagne […]

The Lady Cutler Award

The Lady Cutler Award

And here it is …. The Lady Cutler trophy that I have under lock and key AND on display for a year. This is a perpetual trophy so I do have to hand it back. The trophy is a piece of lovely Wedgewood and it is standing on a wooden base with many little plaques […]

And DRAGONS are very clever

And DRAGONS are very clever

One of those guests attending last night was the magical ikllustrator Sarah Davis and of course what does one do after a gathering like this that finsihed at 7.30 pm … we have to dine so a return to the house and we three dined and chatted and gossiped and just had fun – and […]

Slovenian gathering

Slovenian gathering

Attended a small gathering organised by the Slovenian Ministry of Culture and the Slovenian Consul at the Hughenden to meet International Award winning Slovenian writers of plays, radio and film writers, musical theatre, poetry, children TV series with works translated into 29 languages, editors and publishers, actors and storytellers to celebrate international youth literature at […]

Crichton Winner

As well as yesterday’s CBC winning and honour book announcement (and where was the gorgeous PUFFLING the wonderful picture book created by that amazing team of Margaret Wild & Julie Vivas) there was also the announcement of the winner of the Crichton Award for best new illustrator … and the award this year went to […]