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I thought I had probably long gone received the last of the reviews for my Crichton Award winning picture book, “Mending Lucille”. WRONG! Just got the loveliest, very belated review –
RADIO NEW ZEALAND:
Sarah Davis [my amazing collaborator, illustrator on this wonderful project] sent it to me today. It came out on 17th June this year! Better late than never!
John McIntyre gave a very thoughtful, in depth review citing the use of “Mending Lucille” by the Monash Centre for Grief Education in the training of counselors working with children experiencing grief, loss or separation from a parent. Read more of this post
HELP NEEDED for WE ARE ALL JAPAN anthology
An OPEN CALL for submission to WE ARE ALL JAPAN
We at WE ARE ALL JAPAN are assembling an anthology of all types of poetry and haibun – We Are All Japan. The purpose of the anthology is to display to Japan our feelings of love and concern for the hell they have and are currently enduring.
All proceeds from the anthology will be donated to the the Salvation Army or the Red Cross in Japan.
ANTHOLOGY “WE ARE ALL JAPAN”
Please submit any kind of poetry as well as haibun (stating your name, city and country) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also need a photo or artwork for the cover. Please send your original work to the same email.
Deadline: May 15, 2011.
Robert D. Wilson and Sasa Vazic
CHILDREN AND WAR ANTHOLOGY
This anthology, to be published by Cinco Puntos Press in
2011 or 2012, will explore all angles of children’s and
teenagers’ experiences in war. The core of the book will
be personal essays, memoirs, journalistic accounts, and
historical narratives, both previously published and
original pieces. It may also include photos, artwork,
posters, and other debris that depicts the effects of war
on children and teens. Though the book will be primarily
non-fiction, we may include some fiction, and we are willing
to consider pieces about both current and past wars. “War”
is defined liberally to include both “official” declared
wars as well as secret, unofficial wars, such as those carried
out by governments on civilians in places like Chile, Argentina,
and Zimbabwe. All submissions, queries, and suggestions should
be sent to J.L. Powers at email@example.com by June
NOTE: While the guidelines do not state the payment rate, I
spoke with Jessica Powers, editor of the anthology, and the
payment is $200 per story accepted.
A websites well worth visiting –
Two children’s authors sharing how they are doing it and things they have learned en route.
Carol Denbow at http://abookinside.blogspot.com has lots of writing tips and marketing tricks and lots more.
Dream Chaser Magazine regularly features articles and interviews on new children’s writers and illustrators as well as tips and tricks by those who have been published. Latest edition – http://www.magcloud.com/browse/Magazine/92435
Interviews and writing tips and more – http://damesofdialogue.wordpress.com/ – recently featured illustrator, K. Michael Crawford.
GRIEFABET by Karen O. Johnson
Note – a new kind of Alphabet to use with older children, teens and adults in literacy classes! I ust wonder if Karen has realised this potential for her amazing little book herself! 🙂 Folk addressing illiteracy issues in their lives have more that just that they are trying to face, come to turns with, cope with, get past. This alphabet is for them! It is therapeutic whilst it teaches, but in an unobtrusive, non-threatening way!
Mending Lucille has been described as …
“…a book to be treasured by all. It is the story of a young girl and how she copes with the loss of her mother. The illustrations are both stunning and sensitive… Mending Lucille is a story which will help any child coping with the loss of a loved one. It shows that time will heal but you never have to forget. The theme of grief is dealt with in a sensitive and age appropriate manner. The little girl is never given a name. She doesn’t need one. She is every child who has ever suffered the pain of losing someone they care about.”
I loved it. “The Reading Stack”, Issue 11, August 2008, page 12
Peak inside now – http://bit.ly/VQxs1
Melbourne Bush Fires, 2009 February – Tribute to the Rescuers and Fire-Fighters – The Journey – Ron Chironna and Jr.R.Poulter
Ron ‘s amazing picture inspired the poem, “The Journey” which both celebrates the role of the rescuers and the fire-fighters, and highlights the traumatic events they were dealing with moment by moment. The courage and dedication of such unsung heroes is what it means to be ‘my brother’s keeper’! I am so grateful there are people around like this – inspiring wonderful role models for our children in a world which seems to be increasingly full of hatred and violence and selfishness – TO THEM!!!