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.
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Category Archives: Picture book
Hi everyone, I can’t believe it’s a year today since Vivian Kirkfield and I flew to Auckland NZ from Australia after meeting up at the SCBWI Sydney Conference 2019 three days earlier for the first time. A YEAR TODAY! Wow! … Continue reading
First to the Top Written by: David Hill Illustrated by: Phoebe Morris Published by: Puffin Books of Penguin Random House New Zealand 2015 Ages: 3 – 10 years Theme: Courage, skill, determination Opening Lines: When Edmund Hillary was a boy … Continue reading
Anticipating the Sydney SCBWI Conference 2019 and a dear Kidlit friend, Vivian Kirkfield’s Adventures down-under!
There is nothing like a conference to bring people from around the world together, and Sydney’s SCBWI Conference in two weeks is no different. While some will come from countries where they are still shovelling snow in 6degC or 42F … Continue reading
After arriving earlier in the day to a rather wet Auckland , renowned Author/Illustrator Rosemary Wells in an informal get together spoke to our NZ SCBWI group at The Dorothy Butler Children’s Bookshop last night.to share her wisdom and tips on her craft. … Continue reading
COME ON TIGER TOM Written and Illustrated by: Gabriel Alborozo Published by: Simon and Schuster 2016 Ages: 3 – 6 years Theme: Confidence, Learning Opening Lines: One long, hot summer’s day, Tiger Tom and his mum went out for a … Continue reading
Rudie Nudie Written and Illustrated by: Emma Quay. Published by: Harper Collins (Australian) first 2011 and again in paperback 2014 Ages: 2 and up. Theme: nudity, playtime, bath-time, bedtime. Opening Lines: One, two Rudie Nudie, Rudie Nudie in the bath. … Continue reading
Adelaide’s Secret World Written and Illustrated by: Elise Hurst Ages : 4 – 8 years Publisher: Allen and Unwin November 2015 Theme: Courage, change, and finding ones soul mate. Opening Lines: Adelaide lived in a little old shop behind a … Continue reading
SNOW Written and Illustrated by: Sam Usher Published by: Templar Publishing 2014 Ages: 3 – 6 years Theme: Patience, eagerness, prepared Opening Lines: When I woke up this morning it was snowing! I couldn’t wait to go to the park. … Continue reading
With the news this week of one of New Zealand’s sporting legend’s death at the young age of 40 years, Jono Lomu was known around the world as a Rugby great… It is a time of remembering and reflecting on … Continue reading