Our guest blogger is Dr June Perkins, who has recently published a beautiful children’s poetry book called “Magic Fish Dreaming”. To produce this book, June combined her artistic and creative talent, her academic qualifications in writing for empowerment, her poetic skills, her love of writing and reading, and her desire to make a financial success of her writing. To do this, June turned to the idea of crowd funding and support from professionals in the field, and the results have been amazing. June’s exquisite poems are enhanced even further by delightful illustrations.
June has shared her experiences, as she wants to encourage others to follow their dreams and achieve success in their chosen creative fields.
Here is June’s inspiring story.
I don’t know how many times I have heard people say, ‘Being a poet won’t pay the bills,’ and ‘Writers have a tough life. Why are you doing this…
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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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More wonderful feedback on the journey of our book!
I presented “Magic Fish Dreaming” to the Courtyard Private School in Sacramento. They were thrilled and there was much discussion about the package. So many oohs and aahs could be heard in the administration offices.
The posters will be framed and hung in various locations including the library.
Someone read the poems aloud as the others listened. Your book was so loved by the staff!
And I’m a hero for donating to the school. I will do a follow up in a few months for additional feedback.
Well done, June!! I am so proud to call you a friend!