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AUTHOR HANGOUT – SALLY RIPPIN

In the second last episode of ‘Author Hangout’ season one, I have an absolute ball with the highest selling female author in Australia, Sally Rippin! Sally shares her writing tips and she shows how to draw Buster from her hit ‘Polly and Buster’ series. Plus, Sally also does a rather impressive monster impersonation! Enjoy!

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Tim and AB

AUTHOR HANGOUT – TIM HARRIS

On this week’s Author Hangout episode I’m joined by Tim Harris. An ex-teacher, Tim is the man behind the hilarious ‘Exploding Endings’ and ‘Mr Bambuckles Remarkables’. He shares his writing tips, reveals how much time he spends napping and is challenged to drink a SUPER GROSS smoothie! Lots of fun!

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AUTHOR HANGOUT – JEN STORER

On this week’s Author Hangout I’m catching up with Jen Storer! Jen is behind the hugely popular Truly Tan and Danny Best books (plus heaps of others!). We discuss writing tips, find out what job Jen had before she ended up writing, and we even challenge her to taste a rather nasty concoction. Ha!

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Tristan and AB with chickens

AUTHOR HANGOUT – WITH TRISTAN BANCKS

Joining me in Ep 2 of my ‘Author Hangout’ youtube series is the man behind the bestselling ‘My Life’ series, Tristan Bancks! Recently, Tristan also started releasing thrillers like ‘Two Wolves’ and ‘The Fall’, so we chat about how he balances his different styles…. But mostly we have fun! He tells the grossest story I’ve ever heard and we attempt an inflating fake chicken challenge.

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Tony Still

AUTHOR HANGOUT – WITH TONY WILSON

I’m pumped to be launching a series of YouTube clips for kids that feature Aussie children’s authors. First up, I’m hanging out with Tony Wilson. Tony is the author behind The Selwood Boys, The Cow Tripped Over The Moon, Stuff Happens: Jack and much more. Enjoy our chat! And stay tuned, because I’ll be catching up with many more authors over the coming weeks.

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AB and JH

ADRIAN CHATS WITH JACQUELINE HARVEY

After another wacky appearance on Kids’ WB, Jacqueline Harvey has a quick chat about her latest Alice-Miranda book AND gives an update or her new series, due in 2018. For further details on Jacqueline, check out her website. Woohoo! Great to catch up with fellow authors!

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DESIGN-AN-ALIEN WINNER

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of our ‘Design-An-Alien’ competition, for Alien Zoo 2. Heath and I were blown away by the hundreds of entries we received and we’d like to thank everyone for getting involved. We were so impressed with the amazing quality of the entries – well done to all. But especially WELL DONE to our winner, who will have their creature featured in Alien Zoo 2! Woohoo!

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DESIGN AN ALIEN COMPETITION!

You could design an alien for the next Alien Zoo book! Seriously! Entries can be in the form of ANYTHING! I’ll accept drawings, a clever description or even paper mache. Once entries close, I’ll choose my fav – based on creativity or just what makes me laugh the most – and then superstar illustrator Heath McKenzie will bring that creature to life in The Alien Zoo 2. Please Note: no one […]

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ALIEN ZOO – OUT NOW!

The first instalment in The Alien Zoo series has finally hit the shelves… And I’m going out of my brain with excitement! But maybe that’s just me? The world’s population seem to be continuing to go about their business as if this isn’t actually the most significant event the universe has ever witnessed… What a bunch of weirdos! Surely the moment should be marked by having the streets shut down for […]

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Adrian as Frozen

(DON’T) LET IT GO

So what does my writing have to do with Elsa from Frozen? Not a heck of a lot. But if you read on hopefully a vague link might emerge… Okay. Most weeknights I write from 9pm-ish till 1am-ish. Yep, my desk could be tidier and I realise it’s not particularly flashy – probably not what people imagine when they think of writers’ desks. But as Stephen King explains in his excellent book ‘On Writing’, […]

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