Episode 11 - Around The World in 80 Pages with Sue Whiting & Alex Miles

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A former primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children’s literature, Sue Whiting has worked in the publishing industry for almost twenty years, both as an author and editor of books for children and young adults.

 

Sue has written numerous books in a variety of genres: fiction and nonfiction, picture books through to YA, and is published in Australia and internationally. Her middle grade novel Get a Grip, Cooper Jones and nonfiction picture book, Platypus were both named CBCA Notable Books, and her picture book, A Swim in the Sea, illustrated by Meredith Thomas, was the Speech Pathologists’ 2014 Book of the Year. Her latest book is Missing, a suspenseful mystery novel for readers aged 10+ and her next book is a picture book, Beware the Deep Dark Forest, illustrated by Annie White, which will be released in October.

 

Sue was Publishing Manager and Senior Commissioning Editor at Walker Books Australia for ten years, before leaving in 2016 to concentrate on her writing and to work from home as a freelance editor, writing coach and mentor.

 

Website: www.suewhiting.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Sue-Whiting-author-145775418779202/

Twitter and Instagram: @suewhiting4

What do you hope for when there is no hope? In search of this answer, award-winning Australian author Sue Whiting delivers a confronting mystery for younger readers.

 

Mackenzie da Luca’s mother is missing – she’s vanished without a trace in the jungles of Panama. Now, 116 days later, Mackenzie and her dad are in those same jungles. Her dad is desperate to find out what’s happened to his wife. And Mackenzie is desperate to make sure he doesn’t ...

 

- "Taut and touching … A genuinely suspenseful page-turner that’s also full of heart." Meg McKinlay

 

- “Engrossing to its emotional end, readers aged 10 and up will be unable to put this book down.” Books+Publishing

 

Check out Missing at:

www.walkerbooks.com.au/Books/Missing-9781760650032



Kids Capers - Meet Alex Miles

Since publishing her first play at age seventeen, Melbourne-based writer Alex (Lee) Miles has worked across theatre, television and advertising, and under the alluring penname H.I. Larry for eight children’s books in the Zac Power series. She’s imparted wedding wisdom with Sixty Secrets for a Happy Bride, and excited readers across the country with her latest children’s series, Starring Olive Black. 

 

 

When she’s not at the desk, you’ll find Alex hanging out with her husband Paul and their sons, George and Freddy, or speaking in schools. In the 2018 Book Week, Alex will be beamed into schools across Victoria as part of their Virtual Author Program, run by the YABBAs and Victorian DET. See more information about how your class can sign up. 

Find out more about Alex at:

Website - www.byalexmiles.com.au

Instagram - www.instagram.com/byalexmiles

Twitter - www.twitter.com/byAlexMiles

Facebook - www.facebook.com/byalexmiles

 

Olive jet-sets all the way to Egypt for her latest blockbuster. She’s starring as a junior archaeologist who uncovers ancient secrets – but it’s the mystery she’s digging up at school that’s truly puzzling… With the help of the naughtiest boy she knows, can Olive solve the riddle of two feuding teachers? Or will she discover that things are not always as they seem?

 

 

http://affirmpress.com.au/publishing/the-pyramid-puzzle-starring-olive-black/



Whatcha Readin?

 

 

Kate recommends The Mulberry Tree by Allison Rushby, published by Walker Books. 

www.walkerbooks.com.au/Books/The-Mulberry-Tree-9781760650292

Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros

 

Liz recommends Spirit by Cherri Ryan and Christina Booth, published by Black Dog Books.

www.walkerbooks.com.au/Books/Spirit-9781925381771

 

 

Truly Tan Jen Storer

 

 

Nat recommends A Cardboard Palace 

by Allayne L. Webster, published by Midnight Sun Publishing.

https://midnightsunpublishing.com/2017/04/a-cardboard-palace/

Shout-outs

This episode, Kate gives a shout-out to all the friends and family - not to mention podcast co-hosts - who turned up to help her celebrate the launch of her new picture book, Finding Granny.

 

 

 

Kate and Gwynne were kept busy most of the afternoon signing copies of their book.

And what book launch would be complete without cake!

 

(Special thanks to Kate's mum and sister who spent most of Saturday icing these babies. There wasn't a single one left at the end of the day). 



On Our Radar

Liz gets excited about the new Green Square library, located right near Green Square railway station in Zetland.

 

Green Square Library and Plaza redefines the traditional idea of a library, fusing a range of innovative buildings with the outdoor plaza to create multiple sites for reading, play, study and rest. The design includes a glazed entry pavilion, a huge underground open plan community room lit with with skylights, a storytelling garden, a tower with views over the plaza and a green walled amphitheatre. The plaza is framed by a scattered ring of trees and includes a lawn for reading and pop up events, a water play zone with mist jets and a mix of fixed and movable plaza furniture. This significant public project will form the community heart of Green Square, Australia’s largest urban renewal project, which will become home to some 48,000 new residents. (Photo & description credit to architect Stewart Hollenstein - www.stewarthollenstein.com/#/green-square-library-and-plaza/)

 

Read more about the library here: www.sydneymedia.com.au/world-class-library-takes-shape-in-green-square


Competition Details

This episode we have 2 x double passes for the 104-Storey Treehouse book launches in 3 locations to give away:

 

Bendigo, 11th July - Capital Theatre Bendigo, 50 View Street BENDIGO

Thanks to The Wheeler Centre

https://www.wheelercentre.com/events/the-104-storey-treehouse-with-andy-griffiths-and-terry-denton-bendigo

 

Brisbane, 17th JulyERPAC THEATRE, 58 Stephens Road SOUTH BRISBANE

Thanks to Riverbend Books

https://riverbendbooks.com.au/events/andy-griffiths-and-terry-denton

 

Warrnambool, 28th July - Lighthouse Theatre, 185 Timor Street WARRNAMBOOL

Thanks to The Wheeler Centre

https://www.wheelercentre.com/events/the-104-storey-treehouse-with-andy-griffiths-and-terry-denton-warrnambool

 

Head to our WIN page and let us know in 25 words or less which destination from a children’s book you’d like to visit. Be sure to tell us which venue you are entering for!

 

Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 3rd July to be in the running. 


Other Bits & Pieces

During 'Whatcha Readin' Liz also talks about books that The Mulberry Tree reminded her of including...

 

 

Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce.

 

www.harpercollins.com/9780064404457/toms-midnight-garden/

 

 

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

 

www.walkerbooks.com.au/Books/A-Monster-Calls-9781406339345


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To illustrator Marianne Khoo for designing the One More Page podcast logo and other associated images.

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