Sophie Masson's new YA thriller/romance

   Scarlet in the Snow   by Sophie Masson

Scarlet in the Snow by Sophie Masson

is

Sophie Masson's

new YA romance, based on the Russian version of Beauty and the Beast.

A deserted mansion. Empty picture frames. A perfect red rose in a snowy garden. There is rich and powerful magic here, and a mystery to unravel. 

Published by Random House Australia

isbn  9781742758152

Should be a hit - congratulations Sophie!

Hazel Edwards' vintage picture book becomes app

      Feymouse    by Hazel Edwards, illustrated by Kilmeny Niland

Feymouse  by Hazel Edwards, illustrated by Kilmeny Niland

Feymouse

by

Hazel Edwards

illustrated by Kilmeny Niland

has been given a whole new lease of life as a picture book app.

Fey is a large and clumsy cat born into a family of highly talented mice. This delightful story is about coping sucessfully with being different. Author's voice narrating, or read your own.

Available from iTunes directly.

Congratulations Hazel!

New picture book for Susanne Gervay

Susanne Gervay's beautiful new picture book is

    Gracie and Josh   by Susanne Gervay, illustrated by Serena Geddes

Gracie and Josh by Susanne Gervay, illustrated by Serena Geddes

Gracie and Josh

illustrated by Serena Geddes

It isn't often - if ever - that a picture book has the power to bring a lump to my throat ... it's not a story about fighting a life-threatening disease; it's ... about life and living ... this is profound.  Jenny Mountfield

published by Ford Street Publishing 

isbn 9 781921 665844 hard back

isbn 9 781921 665851 paperback

Congrats to our wonderful SCBWI Aust/NZ President!

Susanne Gervay's picture book shortlisted for awards

   Ships in the Field     by Susanne Gervay, illustrated by Anna Pignataro

Ships in the Field  by Susanne Gervay, illustrated by Anna Pignataro

by

Susanne Gervay

illustrated by Anna Pignataro

Our wonderful and incredibly hard working President of SCBWI Aust and NZ has done very well with this beautiful picture book! It has been 

  • Shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards 2012 
  • Shortlisted for the Crystal Kite Awards 2013

Ships in the Field is a moving exploration of the migrant experience  The Canberra Times

Gloriously illustrated with delicate watercolours ... It's beautifully structured, allowing the historical details to inform the preciousness of the peaceful present  Sun Herald

Congratulations Susanne!

Julie Nickerson's new Aussie Nibble

   Pippa's Perfect Picnic  by Julie Nickerson

Pippa's Perfect Picnic by Julie Nickerson

Pippa's Perfect Picnic

by

Julie Nickerson

Julie's third book in her delightful Pippa series for Penguin's Aussie Nibbles is Pippa's Perfect Picnic.

Pippa has invited her friends to a perfect spring picnic - and she knows that the secret to a perfect picnic is ... a perfect surprise!

Published by Penguin Books Australia

isbn 9780143307341

May there be many more - congrats Julie!

New YA novel for Felicity Pulman

     A Ring Through Time  by Felicity Pulman

A Ring Through Time by Felicity Pulman

A Ring Through Time

by

Felicity Pulman

Award - winning Felicity Pulman's new YA novel A Ring Through Time has just come out. It's a ghostly romance set on idyllic Norfolk Island, with a flashback to its brutal convict past and a pair of star-crossed lovers who will a haunt the future unless Allie can solve a family mystery. 

Published by Harper Collins Australia

isbn 9780732294885

Sounds gripping - congrats Felicity!

Clare Havens' Bella Street Mysteries finalists in the Woollahra Writers' Word Festival

  Doc Gutson's Revenge,  by Clare Havens

Doc Gutson's Revenge, by Clare Havens

Clare Havens'

Bella Street Mysteries, Doc Gutson's Revenge and The Secret Formula

were both finalists in the Woollahra Writers' Word Festival (2011 and 2012). 

  The Secret Formula  by Clare Havens

The Secret Formula by Clare Havens

New York gangsters and crims are quaking in their boots since the advent of Bella Street, a cool skateboarding champ and tech genius Felix Samson, a wannabe detective!

Both novels are available in ebook print format on Amazon  

Great stuff Clare!

Walter Renfrey's Five Nights to the Crimson Moon hits Amazon heights

 Five Nights to the Crimson Moon, by Walter Renfrey

Five Nights to the Crimson Moon, by Walter Renfrey

Five Nights to the Crimson Moon

by

Walter Renfrey

last year reached the

semi-finals (top 1% of 5,00 entries) of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards!


A fantasy adventure for 9 - 12 year olds. 13 year old Corbin confronts his worst nightmare: rescue his mother or save his world. And time runs out in five nights ...

The Last Viking Wins Hoffman Award

 The Last Viking by Norman Jorgensen and James Foley

The Last Viking by Norman Jorgensen and James Foley

The Last Viking

by

Norman Jorgensen and James Foley

has won the prestigious

Hoffman Award,

presented to the highest ranked Australian work in the Younger Readers category of the West Australian Young Readers' Book Awards (WAYRBA)

Congratulations to Norman, James ... oh, and little Knut!!