Tag Archives: Inspiration

The Nature of Australia

In a recent post on my own blog I spoke about bookshops being one of the joys of coming home.  I have continued to wander in to every bookshop I pass and I’m accumulating a little pile of beautiful books with wonderful stories, this pile is now dubbed my ‘research pile’. Earlier this week I added two […]

Unconventional Reads

Whilst on our trip in Europe Bec and I found a brilliant book and could not resist buying a copy each. This find got me thinking about the convention of ‘The Book’ – front cover/back cover, endpapers, 32 pages, standard sizing, blah blah blah – and the exciting examples I have seen along the way […]

Notes and Processes.

As a new writer trying to find my way I have looked at, and purchased, a number of picture books; some of these for children, others for a wider audience. One of my favorite authors/illustrators is Shaun Tan. I was introduced to his books when I was teaching in my home country, Australia. We used […]

Soaking up inspiration

After the whirlwind of activity that established ‘Show and Tell’ you may be wondering what has been happening with us…where have we been? Well, for one Bec and I have been extremely busy with the last couple of weeks of a school year and now that the summer holiday has begun we find ourselves road […]