Illuminations – on its way!

Pearlz Dreaming

I have been a bit quiet of late, as a new book, Illuminations: 19 Poems and 1 Story, is about to be born.

At the end of this post is a preview of the back cover.

It has been a happy process – and has reunited me with designer Heidi Den Ronden and editor Matilda Elliot from Magic Fish Dreaming and led to working with new illustrators, Ruha and Minaira Fifita and some additional editing from Belinda Belton.

This book will be available in June 2020.  I am using the Ingram Spark platform and developing more publishing and distribution skills this time around.

I’ve also retreated a bit to do some writing!  Will keep you posted on the book, and I am keeping up my instagram posts.

I’ve been reflecting on how we treat the aged in our population after passing my fiftieth year.  Some new poems being born through…

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Accepted into South of the Sun: Australian Fairy Tales for the 21st Century

I’ve had a short story accepted to South of the Sun, an Innovative crowd funded project!

Their site explains the project:

South of the Sun is an anthology of Australian Fairy Tales, produced by the Australian Fairy Tale Society in Partnership with Serenity Press.

Having run a successful crowdfund campaign where we exceeded our target early and even surpassed stretch goals, we can now confirm that our illustrated book of intercultural contemporary Australian fairy tales is now proceeding. https://www.pozible.com/project/south-of-the-sun-1

Our Call for Stories, Poems, Lyrics or Flash Fiction has now closed

The anthology South of the Sun: Australian Fairy Tales for the 21st Century welcomes your expressions of interest.

Please email three examples of your work (image files under 2MB each please), and a link to your website or Instagram account if relevant, to ausfairytale.anthology@gmail.com by 1st March.

Chosen illustrators will be paired with a story, and be asked to create a new illustration for the anthology.

llustrators will be paid $100 per illustration, and retain copyright of their work.