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Christmas: It’s a time of GENEROSITY

Society so often uses the word ‘giving’ and that’s true of Christmas as we shop, wrap and give gifts to each other to celebrate. What if it is more than that? Picture this: Christmas is a timely reminder of our ability to be generous – generous with time, energy AND those lovely gifts. It is a time to bring people together, to share skills and enthusiasm and collaboratively, when we bring this generosity together in a shared space (a family, a workplace, a school…), then this is what we are celebrating. ..

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The National Child Writes Competition Winners for 2016

Dearest Writers and illustrators
Trust me when I say congratulations to you ALL especially as it is mind-blowingly scary to share your work, to have it judged and to be included or not included in the winners circle. It is daunting and this makes you the writers and creators of the future. Our whole team was incredibly impressed by the calibre of entries again this year, from Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. The judges were humbled to be involved and we sincerely thank Jackie Hosking, Romi Sharp, Renee Price, Jenny Graham, Georgie Donaghey and Kaylene Hobson.
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A little competition never hurt!

You have heard it before – a little competition never hurts and I do agree with that when you DON’T win. It really doesn’t HURT. You may feel disappointed, but it fades as quickly as the sound of applause fades once everyone has finished clapping. ..

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A Day in the Life… of a publisher

Today I was feeling a tad overwhelmed. Despite being a publisher for ten years, my first love is writing, and this means I am easily distracted. It is the process of creation I enjoy, rather than the necessity of maintenance! ..

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