Throughout the year, kids from all over Australia send their short stories, poems and artwork to be included in the beautiful OzKids full colour magazine, and they have the chance to win one of the awards presented at the end of the year. It’s a wonderful gala night, and it’s always exciting for me to meet the up-and-coming talent.
I had great fun a few days ago finalising the blurb for 52 Mondays with my granddaughter’s Grade 4 class and now it has headed off to the printer. So exciting! Here’s a sneak peek at the full front cover, including blurb.
Writing 52 Mondays brought back so many happy memories. I loved swap cards like these ones. The Blue Boy card gets a mention in the story. What were – or are- your favourite playtime activities at school?
The publishers have just sent me this updated version of the cover. They’ve made it more colourful and changed a few of the illustrations. (One of the illustrations they chose before gave away too much of the story!) I love the coloured squares in the cover. They are so reminiscent of the 1960s. I remember a house over the road from ours that had coloured panels on the walls in these pastel colours, and we had a set of metal cups in a mixture of colours like these.
If you are reading this post that means my new website is up and live. Yay! I have been working on it for the past few weeks to give it a fresh look and add information about my new book 52 Mondays. Explore it and enjoy 🙂