Welcome

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June Perkins (taken by Heidi Den Ronden)

Welcome to the blog.

I blog literary events, interviews with creatives, life in Queensland,  progress on my writing projects, and the writing process.

Looking forward to your comments.

Please respect all copyright for this work. If you want to make use of something you need my prior written permission. See COPYRIGHT HERE.

I may not be the relevant copyright holder in all cases (reblogs).

If printing anything for classroom use please keep a CAL record and credit it.

I’m a storyteller working in many creative mediums – including writing, blogging, video and photography.

Born to a Papua New Guinean mother and Australian Father my first remembered home was Tasmania, an island state of Australia.  I lived there for twenty years from the age of one.

I’ve been published in a diverse range of places including: literary journals,  ABC Open spaces, newspapers, guest blogs, and anthologies in Queensland, the Pacific and America. One of the highlights of my writing career so far has been guest blogging for ABC Open’s aftermath project and working as an editor on the 500 words project.

This was recently topped by winning a mentorship from the Australian Society of Authors for picture book writing and publishing Magic Fish Dreaming through crowd funding.

My dream is to produce multiplatform story projects celebrating and teaching about nature, music and peace.  I am currently working to bring several projects to fruition and have begun tutoring and mentoring university students.

I support  and mentor other creative practitioners (current focus songwriters and writers) who pursue the upliftment of the human spirit through their arts, and feature many blog interviews with them on this blog.

In my twenties I travelled, studied and lived throughout Australia with a growing family;the next place we settled for a significant period of time was Queensland. My family have called Queensland home for  over a decade.

During my travels between Tasmania and Queensland I completed a Phd in the empowerment of Indigenous women through writing, met and interviewed many amazing artists and writers, had the bounty of having and nurturing three wonderful and amazing children and was lucky enough to travel to Kiribati and New Zealand.

I’ve worked as a university tutor,  project coordinator, writer-in-community, writing group co-ordinator,  community journalist,  virtues education teacher, photographer, web moderator and editor.

Please respect all copyright for this work. If you want to make use of something you need my prior written permission. See COPYRIGHT HERE.

I am a member of the following groups or directories.

 http://booklinks.org.au/27731101002_a5dbef9d25_oiconscwibi

QWC and ASA member as well

You can find me at  Twitter    Facebook    Vimeo    Pinterest    Nineteen Months

Magic Fish Dreaming 

and profiles at   

Write Links 

Magic Fish Dreaming 

Australian Children’s Poetry

Creative Kids Tales  

Just Write For Kids

12 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Thank you for following me; I’m now following you. Well, you seem to be doing all the right things to make yourself known. There’s just one question. Why are you not keen on your work being reblogged? This is one sure way of reaching a wider audience and I’ve found it extremely useful.

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  2. I just like people to ask first that’s all. I always ask before doing so with other people’s work. I just like to know the space it is being reblogged into.

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  3. That’s okay, it’s also because if I have a guest I interview or reblog on my blog I don’t want to just pass that permission on to all in sundry either. I love most of the blogs of people who follow my blog, but there are sometimes some which are mainly marketing who come and go pretty quickly.

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  4. I found your blog on WP reader – started following it – then you commented on my blog and here I am. I promise I will have a more careful read later! Have a great day!

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  5. You defiantly seem fun. I am new, just figuring out this blog thing. I saw your smiley face and thought I would like to fallow you. Read your literary work which confirmed it. I to love to write. Especially short stories and poems. This made me feel connected. So, that was the end of that. …I followed. 😊

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  6. Hmm yes, I hope I am a fun and humourous person – love life and nature and writing, well you know what’s on the blog and more. Thanks for dropping by.

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