Keeping those Launch friendships – back at Magdas

Magic Fish Dreaming

20170513_193713 Sandon and Merv

It was such a delight to attend Folk at Magdas last Saturday night.

After hearing my children perform at the launch of Magic Fish Dreaming  in October Merv has been persistently and gently encouraging them to attend and perform at this regular event hosted at Magdas.

We began by attending one last year to see what it was like, and have also been back to attend a concert by a fantastic guitar duo earlier this year (Magdas are also involved in the Brisbane International Guitar Festival), but finally this weekend my children were ready to perform there once again.

They had a ball.

They’ve since decided to name their duo, come up with a style of how they dress, and work on their performance banter, as they loved the storytelling of some of the performers on the night.  They are going to write some original…

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Guest at Children’s Book Academy Blog

Thrilled to be interviewed by the Children’s Book Academy who helped my book dream come true!   Check out the video  and leave a comment HERE 

And find out more about the kickstarter course HERE

Magic Fish Dreaming

Presenting at Sandcliffe Writers Festival photo courtesy of Jo Hoffman

“One of the best parts of running the Children’s Book Academy is seeing the beautiful books that our students make. This one is from June Perkins who took our Self-Publishing with Crowdfunding course, co-taught by Jed Alexander and myself. Magic Fish Dreaming is truly gorgeous, getting rave reviews, and most importantly getting into children’s hands in June’s native Australia.

June did not want to wait for an editor or agent and the incredibly slow process of getting contracted and published. Because it’s a book of poems, which also makes it harder to be picked up by a traditional publisher, June was wise to follow her heart and take her destiny into her own hands to create the book that she wanted. With the help of her illustrator Helene Magisson, and a small village of both professional and non-professional help, June…

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In Eumundi with Magic Fish Dreaming

Trip to Eumundi.

Magic Fish Dreaming

Thanks Eumundi for your great reception to Magic Fish Dreaming.

On Saturday the 15th of April  I visited Berkelouw books, the  Sunshine Coast to sign copies of Magic Fish Dreaming.

It was a super busy market day, and there were so many  wonderful stalls.  I heard about these from my daughter and husband who went for a walk around the market after they were finally able to find a park.  They saw bird whistles,  art, special healing skin creams and lots of psychics. But even with so much to choose from Magic Fish Dreaming was not overlooked by wayfarers in the market.

Berkelouw books who stock the book suggested that being stationed out the front of the shop to catch the passing foot traffic would be a great idea.  And it was!  Thanks to staff for having me at the shop.

I forgot to ask someone to a…

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Introducing author and poet – June Perkins – Readilearn

Was lovely to read all the comments on Norah’s blog.  To see the full article click HERE

Norah Colvin

This week on the readilearn blog I am talking to June Perkins about her wonderful collection of poems for children Magic Fish Dreaming. With the beautiful illustrations by Helene Magisson, this collection is a delight for the ears, the eyes, and the spirit. Read about June’s inspiration for the poems, and use them as inspiration for poems of your own, or use them to inspire poetry writing in your students.

Read June’s story at readilearn: Introducing author and poet – June Perkins – Readilearn

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Magic Fish Dreaming in a Page

Reading Time, Children’s Book Council Australia

Just Kids Lit Review

Vacen Taylor’s Review (Goood Reads)

Georgina Ballantine Review (Good Reads)

Dimity Powell’s Review

Helen Ramoutsaki, a poet’s review