Ask an Illustrator: Caroline Magerl

interviewed by Mia Macrossan             Caroline Magerl was born in Germany but now lives in Buderim, Queensland. She is an illustrator who has worked for years  drawing for educational publishers, newspapers and magazines. She came to the notice of the Australian children's book world in 2001 when she won the … Continue reading Ask an Illustrator: Caroline Magerl

Meet Genevieve Young author of The Microscope

Genevieve Young, the winner of our 2019 Short Story competition talks about her writing. How long have you been writing for young people? I started trying out some ideas for preschool and early primary school picture book texts about two years ago. The Microscope was my second attempt at writing a story for older children. … Continue reading Meet Genevieve Young author of The Microscope

StoryLinks interviews Debbie Smith, winner of the 2018 StoryLinks Short Story Competition

Debbie spoke to Mia Macrossan about her writing life. Why do write children's stories? Do you write any other kinds of stories?  What kind of stories do you write - do you write for a particular age group or do you write for everyone?  When did you start writing? Since I was very young, around … Continue reading StoryLinks interviews Debbie Smith, winner of the 2018 StoryLinks Short Story Competition

StoryLinks interviews Kerry Neary

Kerry Neary is a retired teacher librarian with 35 years' teaching experience, 19 of which were spent as a teacher librarian in Queensland Government secondary schools. He is a life member of the Children's Book Council of Australia. He regularly reviews children's picture books on the community radio station 4MBS. He has been a judge … Continue reading StoryLinks interviews Kerry Neary

StoryLinks Interviews Cherri Ryan

by Mia Macrossan Cherri Ryan's first picture book Spirit was published recently. Magnificently illustrated by Christina Booth it is the story of a little girl who builds a sail boat and calls it Spirit. She takes it for a trial in the garden pond. Spirit does well and that night the girl dreams of sailing … Continue reading StoryLinks Interviews Cherri Ryan

StoryLinks Interviews JAMES MOLONEY

by Mia Macrossan James took time recently to chat to StoryLinks about his latest book The Young Vikings, an exciting adventure story for younger readers. James Moloney hardly needs an introduction but here goes. He is an award-winning Queensland author who has written nearly fifty novels for young readers aged from six to sixteen. His … Continue reading StoryLinks Interviews JAMES MOLONEY

StoryLinks interviews PETER CARNAVAS

by Mia Macrossan Peter Carnavas has been writing and illustrating his own and others works, now numbering over 20, since his first picture book, Jessica’s Box came out in 2008. Before that he was a primary school teacher in Queensland. He lives and works in the Sunshine Coast hinterland with his wife, two daughters, a … Continue reading StoryLinks interviews PETER CARNAVAS