Monthly Archives: May 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+11:00May 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+11:00May 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+11:00May 9th, 2019|