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Blognox: Tony Flowers, illustrator of Vognox the Viking, takes over the blog

Author–illustrator dream team Nick Falk and Tony Flowers have joined forces again for a hilarious new junior fiction book, Vognox the Viking and the Island of Skeletons. This rollicking adventure story entices struggling readers through visual storytelling techniques. Catch Tony Flowers at the Byron Writers Festival on Friday 2 August.

2019-07-16T12:12:54+10:00July 16th, 2019|

How would you like to be our new commissioning editor?

Following recent successes and having been named Australian Small Publisher of the Year in 2019, the team at Affirm Press is keen to maintain the momentum by recruiting an experienced, entrepreneurial editor who will love commissioning successful books across the breadth of our list (with the exception of the kids list, at least for now).

2019-07-17T09:18:54+10:00July 10th, 2019|

Our resident author-slash-circus artist Simi Genziuk on Australia’s bareback riding queen

So She Did celebrates the life of May Wirth, who was born in Bundaberg in 1894 and went on to become an internationally famous circus performer. May was renowned for being the first woman in the world to perform the back across – an incredibly risky trick that involved somersaulting from one cantering horse to another. That she did it at a time when girls and women weren’t encouraged to be daring makes it all the more impressive.

2019-07-04T16:01:40+10:00July 4th, 2019|

The Ruby Award: Senior Editor Ruby Ashby-Orr spent a working week in New York

On my five-year anniversary with Affirm Press, Keiran and Martin decided that I’d proofed enough proofs and talked enough authors back from the brink to earn some kind of reward. I thought the idea of a long-service award was lovely, but I’ll admit, when they first brought it up I expected maybe a nice pen – certainly not the chance to spend a working week anywhere in the world for a professional development experience.

2019-05-31T14:41:27+10:00May 31st, 2019|

Friendship is free: Maggie Hutchings on the power of kindness

Author Maggie Hutchings and illustrator Cheryl Orsini, who teamed up for the much-loved Unicorn!, join forces again in Mermaid!, a magical new story about friendship and the wonders of the sea. Maggie shares how her day-to-day work with children as a family counsellor feeds into her work as an author.

2019-05-14T16:04:34+10:00May 14th, 2019|

Illustrator Sarah Firth on her own Badass Mum

Affirm Press editor Coco McGrath teamed up with award-winning illustrator Sarah Firth to create Badass Mums: 30 Boundary Breaking Women Getting Sh*t Done. Illustrator Sarah Firth shares why her own mum, Dianne Firth OAM, is the definition of badass.

2019-05-13T08:50:36+10:00May 9th, 2019|
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