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A NEW MYSTERY: Anna Battese

Author Interviews, Published June 7, 2024
Anna Battese dives into childhood adventures and real-life stories in the third instalment of PD McPem's Agency for Mysterious Mysteries series, Case Three: The Baffling Beach Bandit.

CREATING WORLDS: Aleck Morton

Author Interviews, Published June 7, 2024
Animator-turned-illustrator, Aleck Morton, shares his creative process for crafting his first picture book, Allen the Alien.

FINDING FREEDOM: Amanda Deed

Author Interviews, Published June 7, 2024
Amanda Deed revisits a well-loved fairy-tale against the backdrop of Australian convict history in The Captive's Song, touching on freedom, hope, and trust.

COLLECTIVE HUMANITY: Stephanie Ward

Author Interviews, Published June 7, 2024
In her latest picture book, Allen the Alien, Stephanie Ward shares her desire to foster community and encourage everyone to welcome new people into new places.

PAINTING A STORY: Ruth-Mary Smith

Author Interviews, Published June 7, 2024
Ruth-Mary Smith shares the experiences and creative process behind the illustrations in Walls by Tania Ingram.

RIDING THROUGH EMOTION: Isabelle Duff

Author Interviews, Published June 7, 2024
In The Real Cowgirl, Isabelle Duff hopes to empower children to talk about their feelings and instil everyone with empathy toward anxiety and uncertainty.

HONOURING AUSTRALIAN LEGACIES: Elizabeth Pulsford

Author Interviews, Published May 3, 2024
Elizabeth Pulsford touches on memories of her grandfather and Australian life and legacy in her new picture book, Boots.

HARMONIES UNVEILED: Adele Jones

Author Interviews, Published May 3, 2024
In Signal Erased, Adele Jones combines intricate science-fiction with compelling characters and relationships, revisiting familiar characters through a new lense.

MONSTERS AND A QUEST FOR BELONGING: Y. K. Willemse

Author Interviews, Published April 26, 2024
In her new middle-grade novel, Jerry's Window, Y. K. Willemse uses humour to explore the challenges of family dynamics and the journey to belonging.

A SELFLESS JOURNEY: Rebecca Fraser

Author Interviews, Published April 26, 2024
Rebecca Fraser shares the process of writing her new middle-grade novel, Jonty's Unicorn, and explores how sometimes the right thing to do can be the hardest.

CAPTURING CHILDHOOD MAGIC: Tania Ingram

Author Interviews, Published April 26, 2024
In the latest instalment of the Aggie Flea series, Aggie Flea Steals the Show!, author Tania Ingram reflects on childhood experiences and encourages children to embrace their imagination.

EMBRACING MOTHERHOOD: Katrina McKelvey

Author Interviews, Published March 11, 2024
In her interview about her latest picture book, My Heart, Katrina McKelvey explores the joys and challenges of motherhood while providing insights into her collaboration with illustrator Deb Hudson.