Author Archives: Diane Tulloch

About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.

“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

FLUFFYWUFFY Written by : Simon Puttock Illustrated by: Matt Robertson Published by:  Frances Lincoln Children’s Books UK 2017 Ages:   4 – 8 years Theme: uninvited, hilarious, dark humour Opening Lines: Mr Moot lived all alone with his beloved pet Fluffywuffy. … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Brave and the Fox Written by : Nicola Davies Illustrated by: Sebastien Braun Published by:  Scholastic, London England Oct 2018 Ages:   3 – 7 years Theme: bravery, determination, adventure Opening Lines: The long, dark winter was over at last! The … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” Friday – SWEET DREAMS SARAH by Vivian Kirkfield

Hi everyone,  while Vivian is now in Geneva I did before she left New Zealand have a chance to talk to her about her book Sweet Dreams Sarah which is due out  April 2nd 2019.  It was originally meant to … Continue reading

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VIVIAN’S ADVENTURES DOWNUNDER PART 8/FINAL VIDEO’S AND PICS.

Hi everyone.   Here are the final videos and pics of Vivian’s adventures down-under. It’s taken me awhile to sift through the hundreds of videos and pictures.  In Vivian’s last week here after the SCBWI meeting we drove up the Waitakere … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday/VIVIAN DOWNUNDER/BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

The morning of the 15th (NZ time) Vivian and I headed for Pt Chevalier School for Vivian to read to one hundred 6year olds. After a beautiful assembly where children sang the National Anthem in both Maori and English, and … Continue reading

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VIVIAN’S ADVENTURES DOWNUNDER PART7 – NZ SCBWI MEETING

VIVIAN’S NEW ZEALAND SCBWI PRESENTATION Last Saturday 9th March saw Vivian presenting at the New Zealand SCBWI in Auckland. A lovely turnout headed by Gillian Torckler. Vivian spoke about the roller coaster ride her writing journey has taken after jumping … Continue reading

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VIVIAN’S ADVENTURES DOWNUNDER PART6

Hi everyone, sorry Vivian couldn’t introduce these videos as she is very, very busy reading hundreds of #50 Precious Words posts on her blog. Another record number of stellar stories. Anyway I thought you would love to know what she … Continue reading

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“PERFECT PICTURE BOOK – FRIDAY” – with Vivian Kirkfield

I’m so delighted to have my dear friend and critique buddy Vivian Kirkfield here with me in New Zealand. I often have to pinch myself that she is really here with me and I thought what a wonderful opportunity to … Continue reading

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VIVIAN’S ADVENTURES DOWNUNDER PART5

Here is a video and some photos from Vivian’s story-time at the local library in Auckland NZ, last Saturday.  Everyone had such fun.  Enjoy!

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VIVIAN’S ADVENTURES DOWNUNDER PART4

Well I can’t tell you how amazing it is to have my dear friend Vivian Kirkfield down in Auckland New Zealand with me.  And of course one way to start off a trip down in NZ is meeting some of … Continue reading

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