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Hi everyone! It has been quite some time since I have updated my blog. I tend to keep everyone up to date with new books and events over on Instagram. Please consider following me over there.

I am currently working on a wonderful new series about crime fighting pigeons! Andrew Mc Donald and I are having a SUPER COO time creating this series. This is published in Australia by Hardie Grant Egmont. I have information about them in my work section of my website. Also head over to REALPIGEONS.COM for more news and updates. I have also been working on picture books. My latest title is ‘BLAST OFF!’ by Shelly Unwin, which was published in April 2018 by Penguin Random House, in Australia. You can find out more about this amazing non-fiction picture book here.

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The Children Book Council of Australia has longlisted Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters! Wowzas!
So honoured to find Squish in the Book of the Year: Younger Readers category. Congratulations Ailsa Wild!

There are some amazing titles on the longlist, so please have a look through here. The shortlist is announced March 28.

 

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Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Readings Children’s Book Prize! Wow! (more…)

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Book Week is always such a busy time of year for me. I usually call it BookWeekMonths due to how long it is for me. And this year was no different. (more…)

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As Book Week is fast approaching, I thought I might share this little fun project I worked on with the Leichhardt Library, in Sydney. (more…)

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The Sydney Writer’s Festival was FANTASTIC! Oh my I haven’t had this much fun in ages! Wowee! (more…)

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Last week I was lucky to have the opportunity to spend the week visiting primary schools in Swan Hill, Victoria.

I love a good drive. You get to see so much that you miss if you fly. So this time I decided to drive! And it was totally worth it. As I headed South-West, the land grew flatter and drier. I spent hours driving in straight lines, and counting kangaroos. It was wonderful. (more…)

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On a sweltering Saturday 5th March, everyone converged on The Little Bookroom in Melbourne to celebrate the series launch of Squishy Taylor! And boy, was it FUN! (more…)

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When the wonderful “Squishy Team” ( Hardie Grant ) contacted me to talk about Squishy Taylor, I was like “What’s a Squishy Taylor?” I was a little apprehensive.

But then I read an early draft of Ailsa Wild’s Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters and fell instantly in love with her. (more…)

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