June/July news…

FT front coverMarianne Musgrove is delighted to announce the release of her new book, Forget-me-not Fairies (Hinkler Books), illustrated by Patricia McCarthy. The Portuguese translation rights have also been sold. Marianne’s fifth novel, The Beginner’s Guide to Revenge, has been short listed for the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for Children’s Fiction.

Janeen Brian‘s poem How do you carry your cat? was published in the June edition of Countdown, The School Magazine.

Katrina Germein‘s new picture book Somebody’s House, illustrated by Anthea Stead, has received a swag of lovely reviews since its publication last month: ‘A treat to be shared’, Fran Knight, Read Plus and ‘This book is a beauty and you’ll want it in your house’ Peta Keown, Kids Book Review. Katrina’s picture book My Dad Thinks He’s Funny, illustrated by Tom Jellett, debuted at #15 on the American Booksellers Association’s National Indie Children’s Illustrated bestseller list. Read more on Katrina’s website.

Rosanne Hawke‘s young adult novel The Messenger Bird has been nominated in the 2013 Holyer an Gof awards in Cornwall. Winners will be announced in July.

Vikki Wakefield’s Friday Brown has been shortlisted for the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, the WA Premier’s Literary Awards for Young Adult Fiction and longlisted for the Gold Inky.

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