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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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(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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THE NAME IS RUFUS… SOCCERUFUS!

It’s soccer season in Australia and I’ve teamed up with my mate Archie Thompson to create a new book titled “Soccerufus and the Big Debut”. Of course, Archie Thompson is a world record holding former Socceroo and a Melbourne Victory games record holder, who finished up his magnificent 11 season A-League career in May this year. Here’s a pic of us checking out the finished book for the very first time…    Everyone […]

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OLIVER P TALKS BOOKS & BURGERS!

You’ve probably heard of Oliver Phommavanh. He’s a young Thai-Australian writer who releases popular, award winning books that tell funny and heartfelt stories. I first met him when he made a guest appearance on the TV show I work on, Kids’ WB, and we turned him into a human cupcake. Check it out here. He was happy to take part, I swear!     But we have another connection due […]

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LIFE-SIZED BOOK COVER

Last week was a ripper! Most of my school visits end with a Q&A but on Friday a trip to St Martin of Tours Primary School in Rosanna, Victoria, ended with a photo instead. A most unusual photo… (Yes, that’s me as a purple emoji!) The photo we took recreated the front cover of my latest book, Stuff Happens – Dale. Teacher/Librarian Kim Yeomans is the best in the business and under her […]

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FELICE ARENA IS THE KING

Felice Arena – or Fleech – is one of the nicest and funniest guys in kidlit. The author of numerous best selling titles, including Specky Magee, Andy Roid, Sporty Kids and more, Fleech is a natural performer who brings his incredible stories to life during his presentations at schools and festivals. If you haven’t seen him in action then you’re missing out! I should know because I’ve been lucky enough to perform alongside […]

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MASSIVE MARCH

It was a massive March! We had two fantastic authors – Jacqueline Harvey and Tristan Bancks – on our TV show Kids’ WB, plus I was lucky enough to appear alongside them at The Little Bookroom with my author mate, Felice Arena. Here we are taking a selfie. Jacqueline Harvey was such a friendly and warm person and she was gracious enough to film with Kids’ WB at the Seeing Eye Dogs Australia HQ. […]

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