CYA 2017 Highlights

The absolute highlight of the CYA conference for me was catching up with new and old writing friends, and seeing many of them successfully place in the competitions.  The absolute look of joy on their faces as they were rewarded for their efforts in working on their craft and then having the courage to submitContinue reading “CYA 2017 Highlights”

Freedom For Every Child

Originally posted on Magic Fish Dreaming:
From the Perkins Family Archive I wish for every child in the world, freedom from war, freedom from hunger, free education, and someone who cares for them and loves to read them poetry. Thanks so much to the following people for their much valued and precious feedback on Magic…

Pacing Yourself – When Creatives Get Busy

So this has been a week of longing to creatively write and being busy with so many other tasks. I have the longing of this girl staring into the banana field.  My finished novel and books are somewhere in the distance.  But now I need to use that longing to walk into that path andContinue reading “Pacing Yourself – When Creatives Get Busy”

Presenting at Sandcliffe Festival: June’s Preparations

Last year when I was running my kickstarter campaign I came across the Sandcliffe Writing festival whilst online, and it looked kind of cool because it was concerned with diversity and was in Brisbane. I emailed them to let them know I thought their festival looked great and to say I had a book comingContinue reading “Presenting at Sandcliffe Festival: June’s Preparations”

Meet the Sandcliffe Writers Festival Presenters: Lauren Daniels

Lauren Daniels has worked in publishing since ’92 with Ziff-Davis in Boston. In ’99, she completed her MFA and moved to Australia where she has edited 70 titles of fiction/non-fiction for the literary publisher, IP, among others, and supports authors who seek publication both here and overseas. Since winning the Newport Poetry Contest in ’87,Continue reading “Meet the Sandcliffe Writers Festival Presenters: Lauren Daniels”