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Shearing Time Launch and Giveaway

Shearing Time Launch and Giveaway

The Characters Shearing Time is a companion tale to Granny’s Place – the same characters appear again except we are all a little older this time! Check out the beautiful Border collie on the front page of both books. She doesn’t have a name in the books but we...

Shearing Time Launch and Giveaway

Shearing Time Launch and Giveaway

The Illustrations In Shearing Time, Shane thought about each of the characters in the story (including the animals) and imagined what their back-story might be. This could be about the clothes they wear, the car they drive, even the drink bottles of the shearers....

Shearing Time Launch and Giveaway

Shearing Time Launch and Giveaway

Inspirational Illustrations! Here’s the original homestead known as Fairfields that my ancestors, the Shipp Family, built at Pyramid Hill circa 1880.  That’s my great-grandad, a shearer, at the gate in the 1950’s.  The shearing team camped in the house with the...

Shearing Time Launch and Giveaway

Shearing Time Launch and Giveaway

Here’s a peek inside Shearing Time. I love it! Shane McGrath is an awesome artist and his illustrations are amazing! I created an early version of Shearing Time with dreadful stick figures, then translated that into thoughts for Shane, I didn’t let him see my stick...

Shearing Time Giveaway

Shearing Time Giveaway

One week to go until Shearing Time is released! It’s as exciting as when I was kid – I couldn’t wait for the shearing to begin! Shearing Time is a companion tale to my picture book Granny’s Place, again based on childhood memories with the same characters, including...

Shearing Time Launch

Shearing Time Launch

Shearing Time is nearly here! Tomorrow marks one week until launch day – 1 March. Each day in the upcoming week I will be sharing the inside story on Shearing Time, the inspiration, the illustrations and some great resources. For your chance to win a copy of Shearing...

Shearing Time has arrived!

Shearing Time has arrived!

It’s Shearing Time!  The release is just 4 weeks away but here is my sneak peek. Annie the dog and her friends are as excited as me! Thanks Big Sky Publishing and the amazing Shane McGrath who brings words to life.

Remembering Pozieres

Remembering Pozieres

One hundred years ago today: As darkness fell on the night of 22 July, George’s 2nd Brigade was positioned in the reserve area of Sausage Valley to the south-west of the ruined village of Pozieres … Enemy shells and shrapnel burst around the men as their fellow...

Anzac Sons on Flanders Fields

Anzac Sons on Flanders Fields

Thanks to Western Front guide Andre Vegter of The Dugout, Ypres and Kevin Marlow, both versions of Anzac Sons have been keenly accepted into the research centres of the In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Zonnebeke, Belgium....

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