Category Archives: 12x12in12

“Killing Casanova” Debut Novel by Traci McDonald

Let me introduce to you debut novel author, the lovely Traci McDonald.  She has joined the World of Ink Virtual Tour throughout the month of October and November 2012. With all the trials, and ups and downs and pressures of writing and … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

A Child’s Garden – a story of hope Author/Illustrator:  Michael Foreman Published by:  Walker Books England 2009 Age: 5 – 8 years Theme: Hope, patience, healing Opening Line:  The boy saw it after a night of rain, a speck of … Continue reading

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Informative afternoon with some 12×12 Buddies

Yep, I thought I should write up a little on the latest SCWBI meeting I attended a couple of weekends ago.  I was meeting again with my new 12×12 writing buddies.  Kim came up from down country (a two hour … Continue reading

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A Surprise at a Workshop

It never ceases to amaze me how things turn out the way they do, or simply happen because it’s meant to be. Yesterday was no exception. Due to a minor misadventure at home I nearly passed on attending the Storylines … Continue reading

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“Half Way and End of Month post”

“What is Life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.  It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.  It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.”  Anonymous … Continue reading

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“PICTURE PERFECT BOOK” – FRIDAY

“The Sandman” Author:  Udo Weigelt Illustrated by:   Sibylle Heusser Translated by:   J. Alison James Published by:   North-South Books Ages:  3 – 7 years Theme:   friendship, sleep, dreams, loneliness Opening Lines:   Every night when the Sandman came home from dusting the … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book” – Friday

I have been meaning to continue with my “Wandering with me in Aotearoa” posts, and indeed I will.  The next couple of these posts will be of interest to an online buddy of mine from the Children’s Hub as she … Continue reading

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“DRUM ROLL” – AND THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY IS..

Hi Everyone….    sorry I have been a bit slow on the announcement of the winner of the Giveaway.   Boy! I was so delighted to have Mark come and answer a few questions on my blog, and was also delighted to … Continue reading

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“PERFECT PICTURE BOOK” – FRIDAY

“Cork on the Ocean” Author:  Mark Sommerset Illustrator:  Rowan Sommerset Published by:  Dreamboat Books Age Range:  2 – 5 years Theme:   Friendship, discovery, hope Opening page:  “Somewhere between the blue and the green, further than far can be, A little … Continue reading

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What’s His Name?

Okay, so as far as my writing went, I had a quieter April than most I know.  I decided to take a step back and do only what I felt I could do.  I read and followed what I could … Continue reading

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