Tag Archives: SCBWI


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

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Kiwi SCBWI Workshop 201

Spring is a lovely time of year, don’t you agree? On a sunny spring day last weekend I attended the Kiwi SCBWI Picture Books 201 workshop headed by award-winning author and illustrator, Sally Sutton and Nina Rycroft. After attending last year’s … Continue reading

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Month of Idea’s and a SCBWI Workshop

November is one of the busiest times of the year for writer’s,  with so much going on in different groups.  Writing festivals, conferences are just a couple.   There are also great fun ways of gaining ideas and encouraging each other … Continue reading

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Interview with Author/Selfpublisher Mark Sommerset and giveaway!

If you have a desire to live your dream, make people laugh, get down with some string music and long walks in the sand, then you have come to the right place. Infact there is an idllic island in the … Continue reading

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As Promised here is ……..“My Picture Book Party”

If you have been following my blog you will know I travelled to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in July/August last year 2011. See my post here https://thepatientdreamer.com/2011/08/20/the-children-of-laos/ While I bargained for gift items and enjoyed the quiet, simple life of … Continue reading

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“Books for Children – thanks to Big Brother Mouse”

Ever wondered what it would be like to have never seen a “book”. Never know what it was like to turn a page and leap into a world of wonder and make believe. Have you ever imagined never knowing about … Continue reading

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