Bringing Our Books to You Podcast Series

A series of Interviews with People we love to collaborate with and who inspire us

Each interview is done as a podcast and has an edited transcript. You can chose to listen or read the interviews.

Please enjoy however you choose to consume.

You can listen to more of our interviews on The Story Curator podcast series.



Mariko Francis
, who you may have met on our "Who we collaborate with" page. Is the illustrator of our Undercover Cop book.

What a treat to work with this talented lady.

We love Mariko's interpretation of our words. Find out more about Mariko and her techniques in the interview below.

Listen or read here.




Ocean Reeve
of Inhouse Publishing

Ocean has been a great resource for our team as we take our books on their independently published paths.

Ocean regularly quotes, "..Is it trade standard?" Those in the book publishing industry are very aware of the importance of this question.

Catch up with some wonderful words of wisdom from Ocean about Independent Publishing and how you can be a part of that world.

Listen or read here.




Christy Martin
, is the amazing illustrator who completed the images for The Dead Lawn Incident.

We are so glad that we meet Christy through a friend of a friend and that she was able to assist us with this book.

Christy talks to us about the pros and cons of Freelancing and how she manages to fit into each day all her commitments and what to do when things don't go to plan.

Listen to Christy here.
Read what Christy said here.


Anzac 

Jacque Duffy is an artist and writer. Both her art and her writing take many forms. The art ranges from photorealism to complete abstraction through to illustration and graphic art. The writing stretches from poetry, educational children’s books, picture books and short stories.

Some how she managed to fit in some time to chat with us.

Find out why she always has a tiara close to hand.

Listen to Jacque here.
Read what Jacque said here.



 


Emma Mactaggart is based in Toowoomba (in South East Queensland), and the Child Writes program is her brainchild. The program began in 2005, as Emma combined her love of children's literacy with her desire to promote community respect for children by giving them a voice.  

Believing everyone has the right to see their words in print has become a slight obsession for Emma. This has inspired her latest publishing project - the ‘how to’ guide for inspiring writers. Child Writes: Creating a Children’s Picture book is Child’s Play, was published in May 2012 and it won a GOLD Best Non-Fiction Adult eBook at the 2012 IPPY Awards.  Emma was a finalist in the 2014 Condamine Alliance Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Cultural Heritage and a Finalist in the 2012 QRRRWN Strong Leadership Awards. 

Her latest children’s picture book, Imagine, illustrated by Ester De Boer has just won a GOLD Best Children’s Illustrated eBook at the 2015 IPPY Awards in New York, USA and one of the illustrations, ‘Lyrebird’ was selected for exhibition in the Book Illustrated Gallery, for the Asian Festival for Children’s Content in Singapore. 

Listen or read here.