In this week’s PIO we profile illustrator Christina Bollenbach as she showcases an illustration from her picture book A Monster for Lukas.
We highlight the 2012 National Year of Reading ‘soft launch’ at Bialik College, in Melbourne with patron William McInnes, Reading Ambassadors Alison Lester and Hazel Edwards.
We list 14 special events of interest to children’s writers and illustrators including festivals, books launches, blog tours and talks.
We include a writing opportunity for educational authors, two competitions and a number of workshops.
Dee White writes on whether or not to go to conferences and author Tania McCartney is profiled.
We include 5 new book reviews and list some very useful blogs and websites.
Tomorrow Tania McCartney will be visiting this blog as part of her Riley and the Grumpy Wombat Blog Tour where she will be discussing her self publishing journey.
I will also include a review of her book along with a chance for you to receive a free copy of Riley and the Grumpy Wombat: A journey around Melbourne.
Once again I’d like to thank everyone who contributed industry news to this week’s PIO and if you are not yet a subscriber and would like to see a copy of this week’s issue please do get in touch. At 75cents/week you can’t afford to be without it.
See you tomorrow 🙂