Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Do you want to join the New Frontier team? Submissions are open.

New Frontier is developing a new series for 6-8 year olds.
Each book in the series will be a standalone book.
We are looking for:
  • Fast paced fiction
  • Stories should be plot driven with action and humour
  • 6,000 - 8,000 words
Submissions open on March 1, 2011 and close on March 31, 2011.
Please address your manuscripts to:
Junior Novel Series - March 2011
New Frontier Publishing
Suite 3, Level 2
18 Aquatic Drive
Frenchs Forest
NSW 2086

Monday, February 21, 2011

Kids Book Swap is back for 2011

Kids Book Swap is back on for 2011.

Come along and join us for the first Kids Book Swap of the year.

Bring a book to swap and enjoy afternoon tea in the company of Peter Whitfield, author of the Zen Tails Series.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Celebrating Samuel's Kisses

Samuel’s Kisses has been launched!

Thank you to Janene and Mary at Marks and Gardner Gallery in Mount Tamborine. They were fabulous hosts, putting on an exciting festival of activities for the children.

Congratulations to the lovely Karen Collum on the launch of her very first picture book. Karen shared the event with family and friends. Many writers also came along to show their support for Karen.
Kisses were shared by young and young-ish.

Serena Geddes displayed her beautiful original illustrations from Samuel’s Kisses. The children helped Serena create a few exciting new characters. Two lucky children took these fabulous illustrations home with them.

And, of course, there was cake. We had to have a cake and what a cake it was.

Both Karen and Serena are relative newcomers to the world of picture books.

They are both exceptionally talented and have a number of books now in the pipeline. Hooray for them!

A touch of optimism

Treat yourself this weekend. Amble into your local friendly bookstore, flick through the printed pages of a few good books and find yourself a gem. It will be there, waiting, just for you.

The media is full of the doom and gloom surrounding the Book Industry, but somewhere, if you listen carefully, you will find a positive message.

The lovely Susanne Gervay is organising the 6th Children’s and YA Literature Festival in June. I have been asked to speak and while the sessions are still being put together the broad topic is New Work - New Direction. There is your positive message. The industry is changing, but new opportunities are also arising.

Books will still be around and most especially children’s books. So, this weekend celebrate the book. Lose yourself in a world of words and fuel your imagination.

The book is going nowhere. It’s here to stay. Happy Reading!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Celebrate Valentine's Day a day early with Samuel's Kisses

We are celebrating Valentine's Day a day early and you are invited to join us for tea.

We are excited to be launching Samuel's Kisses at the idyllic Marks and Gradner Gallery on Sunday 13th February at 2.30pm. 

This beautiful book is Karen Collum's debut picture book. Serena Geddes' original illustrations will be on display as she demonstrates her own whimsy style.

Samuel's Kisses is the perfect gift to purchase the day before Valnetine's Day.

So join us for a celebration as we congratulate Karen and Serena on their gorgeous picture book.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The pompous Mr Darcy is even more adorable!

Mr Darcy has been transformed.
Do you like his new look?

This delightful picture book will be in bookstores later this year.
Can you tell us the name of the illustrator?
If you think you know reply to this through Twitter. The first person to get it right will be sent a previous picture book by this illustrator.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Love is in the air

Love is in the air...

Valentine’s Day is coming up - a day to celebrate with those we love and to show them how much they mean to us.

Here are a few ideas for fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends.

Samuel's Kisses

Samuel is a happy little boy, keen to share his joy with all those around him.

As Samuel sits in the shopping trolley he blows kisses to shoppers spreading fun, happiness and a generous number of kisses.

This is a gorgeous story for mothers and sons to read together. It will make your heart soar.

Sarah’s Heavy Heart


“Sarah knew the heavy heart would always be hers to carry. She just wished it wasn’t so heavy.”

A magical story about a little girl's search for friendship and love.

Forget roses, let your beloved's heart get carried away with this special book.

Particularly special for fathers and daughters, boyfriends, girlfriends and husband and wives.

Chocolates and roses are so passe! Books are best. The love of your life can keep a book forever.