Week 1 – Welcome to the new Website!

This week is the very first week in eKIDnas’ news on our brand new website! To find out more about the eKIDnas, head over to the ‘Who are the eKIDnas?‘ section. Feel free to leave a comment, or to contact one of our authors or illustrators via their websites (on the right!). Each week we’ll be updating you on eKIDnas’ news, so check back often to see what’s happening in South Australian Children’s Books!

This week’s news:

Vikki Wakefield’s YA novel All I Ever Wanted is published on June 27th – see website for details about the book launch and other upcoming events.

Allayne Webster’s novel Stresshead was released on May 1st 2011 and has since received favourable reviews.  Stresshead is Allayne’s third publication.  Katherine England of The Advertiser recently gave it 4 stars!  Allayne is the keynote speaker at St Peters College on Thursday 23rd June 2011 and is teaching at the SA Writers Centre on Friday 24th June.

Sean Williams and Garth Nix’s Troubletwisters, the first novel in their new middle grade fantasy series, was released in the US, UK and Australia last month. They’ve been on tour promoting it the last six weeks, causing mayhem all across the civilised world. (Home tomorrow: Woohoo! – Sean)

Marianne Musgrove’s novel, Als Opa alles auf den Kopf stellte (German
language edition of Don’t Breathe a Word), won the 2011 Swiss Prix
Chronos.

Robert Moore’s picture book About Face launched recently and was featured
in The Hills Messenger June 1. Plans for an animation of the book are
underway.

Malcolm Walker’s The Stone Crown is one of six titles shortlisted in the 2011 SA Writers’ Festival  People’s Choice Award.

Katrina Germein’s latest picture book My Dad Thinks He’s Funny is shortlisted for an Australian Children’s Choice Award. Katrina was recently photographed with her children for a piece in The Advertiser about My Dad Thinks He’s Funnyhttp://www.adelaidenow.com.au/ipad/homespun-tales-strike-chord-with-kids/story-fn6br97j-1226065953023

Sally Heinrich illustrated All That I Am by Myra Lim-Hurt, one of eight titles shortlisted in the inaugural Children’s Choice Award, part of the SA Writers’ Festival. Sally was photographed by The Advertiser for an article about Young Writers’ Night held at St Peter’s College, June 23rd.

Ruth Starke (writer) and Greg Holfeld (illustrator) were interviewed by a young reporter from Adelaide’s Sunday Mail at the recent launch of Captain Congo and the Klondike Gold, the third in the successful graphic novel series.

“Photo by Keryn Stevens, Messenger Press”

That’s all for this week!

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One Response to Week 1 – Welcome to the new Website!

  1. mgbauer says:

    Hi to all the wonderful ekidnas – you guys rock! And a big congratulations on the new site. A fantastic idea. May you and it go from strength to strength! Cheers Michael

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