My deepest gratitude to the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust. Tomorrow I leave Canberra with 36 000 words added to my manuscript – the result of time to research, plan, imagine and write – to be creative! Such a privilege to add my reflections to the fellows’ journal and to read the creative journeys of others. Thank you!
Already into week three of four weeks in Canberra committed to the completion of the MGCLT Creative Time Fellowship. The accommodation on the leafy campus of ANU has a spectacular backyard while the gift of solitude allows immersion in the craft of writing. The opportunity to access the inspirational resources of the Australian War Memorial has been invaluable!
We are off to Books of Buderim on April 10 at 10.00 am! Annie the dog and her woolly friends are coming along as well!
Some holiday fun at Sandy Pages – Coolum ! Wednesday April 5 11.00. Don’t forget to register!
Shearing Time Winners and my favourite illustration!
Thanks for the terrific comments, I enjoyed them so much I’m giving away two books!
Congratulations to Joyce who shared beautiful memories of the family farm on my webpage and to Madelyn Leerson, who is busy making memories in the very shed which inspired Shearing Time! Thanks to Madelyn’s dad Chris Leerson – please send me an email with your address to firstname.lastname@example.org. The teaching notes are now available on my website and you can buy Shearing Time at Big Sky Publishing. There is another chance to win on Karen Tyrell’s page until March 10. Thanks for sharing in the Shearing Time launch! You can enjoy some Shearing Time fun at Books of Buderim on April 10 at 10.00am.
In Shearing Time you can almost hear the racket that resonates through the shed! The detail is amazing. We even have a fun glossary of shearing terms to share. Why would the shearers call out Ducks on the Pond!? Keep reading for two chances to win a copy today! Last chance, winner announced tomorrow!
Comment and share a memory to win a copy of Shearing Time. Some terrific comments coming in! Pop over to http://www.karentyrrell.com/ for another chance to win and read some publishing tips from me. You can buy Shearing Time from the wonderful team at Big Sky Publishing.
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 affectionately call her Annie, that’s the name of my own Border collie.
When Shane drew up the dog character and sent it though to me I was amazed that he had drawn a likeness of my dog Annie, he didn’t even know I had a dog … she had passed away just a few weeks before. In Shearing Time, Annie has left Granny’s place and is now living on our farm. Look for her pup on the front cover, he is learning to be a good working dog!
For your chance to win a copy of Shearing Time just comment on one of my daily posts and tell me about your fondest childhood memory. My favourite comment will be a winner! Another chance to win on Karen Tyrell’s blog tomorrow!
You can buy Shearing Time from the wonderful team at Big Sky Publishing.