Q&A with author and illustrator Gwyn Perkins

2018-09-12T13:59:13+10:00September 12th, 2018|

CBCA winner Gwyn Perkins recently answered some questions from a class of curious Year Two students and his sense of humour shines through so brightly that we wanted to share the Q&A here.

Paula Keogh on the Affirm Press/Varuna Mentorship

2018-05-22T15:03:48+10:00May 22nd, 2018|

It was an intense and inspiring week. My first meeting with the editors became a three-hour discussion of my manuscript. I’d been working alone for years on my story; to talk about it with editors who had read my work deeply was my idea of heaven.

Jane Godwin: Thinking About Colour

2018-04-24T15:35:54+10:00April 24th, 2018|

I have wanted to make a book about colour for young children for some time.  As well as helping them make sense of the world, it’s a child’s first experience of the aesthetic, of art really, and of a visual, sensory, and emotional response.

Sales Team of the Century

2022-06-14T12:28:42+10:00June 14th, 2022|

We're celebrating our 10th birthday by launching our own national sales team – the first that Australian publishing has seen this century! The sales team of nine staff will enable us to have regular in-person meetings with 600 booksellers across Australia.

All the Colours of Our Rainbow author Daniel Gray-Barnett celebrates Pride Month

2022-06-06T12:24:04+10:00June 6th, 2022|

Families will welcome the message of love and acceptance found within the pages of a new board book, All the Colours of Our Rainbow, from CBCA award-winning author and illustrator Daniel Gray-Barnett. Released in June as a celebration of Pride Month, the book is a joyful exploration of the meaning behind each of the colours of the pride flag and their deeper connection to what the flag represents for the LGBTQIA+ community. In this piece, Daniel shares what the rainbow flag means to him. 

Fiona Hardy on the joy of AFLW

2022-05-25T09:16:15+10:00May 25th, 2022|

Fiona Hardy’s new middle grade novel How to Tackle Your Dreams follows Homer, a footy-mad eleven-year-old whose Mum has just made it into the AFLW. Here, Fiona shares what the women’s league means to her.

Lana Spasevski introduces Sadie

2022-04-14T14:07:11+10:00April 14th, 2022|

A Sprinkle of Sadie is the first book in a brand-new series for junior fiction readers from author Lana Spasevski and illustrator Joanie Stone. Here, Lana gives us the inside scoop on all things Sadie.

Q&A with Paddy O’Reilly, author of Other Houses

2022-04-11T09:36:55+10:00April 11th, 2022|

Paddy O’Reilly's new novel Other Houses is a masterful and tender story about people who live from payday to payday. In this Q&A originally published by Good Reading, Paddy shares the inspiration behind her stunning book.

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