In only 2 weeks my newest Max Book - The Race Car will be available in print and ebook, to celebrate we are having a draw, if you win I will ship off the first book to you, anywhere in the world with free shipping too!!!
So what are you waiting for? All you have to do to enter is head on over to DucklingPublishing
Will Max win the race if you can't wait to find out we are ready for Pre-orders too! get in quick there will only be 300 of these printed!
Its been a year for firsts for me and yesterday I got to be on live radio. Its one of New Zealands most listened to radio stations on a segment called Nine to Noon on National radio, I enjoyed it so much! We talked about how animation and images can engage children, and I added to this by saying not only can they engage they can reassure kids too! Sometimes it can be scary trying and experiencing new things for the very first time, in my Max books I explore this, well i won't type out the whole interview you can listen for yourselves! if you have any questions please drop me a line :)
Happy almost easter!!
Its so funny how most of the year everybody tries to limit chocolate or sweets then easter is on the cards and we can't get enough! And they make it so cute now, so many cute looking treats, something for everyone, my son is only just starting to get into Chocolate or choclte he calls it, wow he is going to be in for a treat this weekend!
Its been another busy and exciting week for Max, we have our first magazine giveaway and wow how cute! all you have to do to get in the draw is to send in your cute kid pictures, buy the mag and check out Page 81!
We have had another great review on Max too which is so encouraging and helps me to just want to write more and more!
You can check all of these out on my Media page over on Duckling and also my Review page.
Latest news is that we are also now in 4 independent book shops in Auckland, wowsers! and I'm such a stalker haha I can't stop myself from going in and taking pictures of the books on the shelves and to just wait to see if anyone picks them up ;). So they are slowly getting there!
And since I'm sharing news! Thanks to Calico Publishing we now have an international agent to help me get my books more exposure overseas!
As usual I have a dozen other things up my sleeve and I will definitely share as I can, to see things as they happen tho please pop over to our Facebook or instagram page :)
Happy Easter from me, I hope you are in choclte heaven ;)
The interview I did went Live today on TV and I have to say for my first time on TV I think I did ok! I was a little rough to start with but then got into it, its easy when you are asked to talk about things you love in your life! Family, Movies and Books :) I was asked today how did I stay so calm and the answer is my family! The morning I recorded my interview my son decided he wanted to sit on the toilet himself, that was the first time ever and to anyone that has a child, its such a big moment, he looked so cute sitting on this giant toilet (he is only 20months) and his face when he got off was pure happiness and he was so proud of himself, it seems like a little thing but that was what I was thinking about all day haha! Im so lucky to have a family to ground me, keep me calm and remind me what the important things are in life! I would love your comments tho :) Here it is!
Hi, I had a great business trip to Hong Kong last week, exiting times ahead, I am working on a new film, I can't share many details at this stage, but it is an animated film and it is so cute! I really like Hong Kong, its fast paced and it feels like everyone is there to achieve something, it has a great buzz about it!. And of course the food was great! I had the honour of being invited to the China Club, a very exclusive members only restaurant and I'm told is one of the top 10 in the world! The best thing about this club is that it also seems to be an art gallery, so many gorgeous pieces to look at, one of them called 'Prince Charles' is valued at $10million! I myself prefer some of the more traditional Chinese art and also the traditional way that they make it, very inspiring! The food was terrific and I was asked to sign the famous book, not only has Hillery Clinton been here but Princess Diana too!
I also went to the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market, and was really impressed by the quality and the quantity of the exhibits.
Check out some photos below of deal making and leisure, watch this space for more news on the movie :)
It was Market day on Sunday at ASB Showgrounds, it was SO much fun! People were lining up out the door! I won't go into too much detail on this blog, I will put more detail onto my publishing website over at Duckling, so check it out
TV Interview - The Cafe
This week I got interviewed on TV! If you are not from New Zealand its a morning breakfast show thats on every week day called The Cafe! I got to talk about my books and also about some of the movies I worked on, I was not as nervous as I thought I would be, it was pre-recorded so it will actually be on tomorrow, yikes I think I am more nervous about watching myself than being on the show haha! Overall it was a great experience tho, the crew were super lovely and made you feel at ease, some pics below and I will put up the link once it streams after the show ends :)
Another Big Week! Happy Friday!
New Book! - The Sandpit!
Its here and I think the best yet! The Sandpit! Max goes on another exciting adventure, but this time his imagination takes him on a journey digging up dinosaurs and making more friends!
New Website! - www.ducklingpublishing,com
SO excited to announce I have a new website dedicated to my books! Thank you so much to everyone that has helped make this possible! Lots of exciting times ahead! So if you would like dedicated book news, Duckling Publishing is the place to go!
Wow what a week, so much has happened!
And the Winner is!
Jungle Book! So excited to have been part of the team at Weta to have won an academy award for the amazing Visual Effects on this movie! So proud! and so deserved by everyone, more here!
The lovely Stacey Ritz, award winning author and book blogger interviewed me, you can check it out here
New Website coming soon!
Exciting Times ahead! With the launch of my third book The Sandpit on the 13th of March, I will be launching a new website to seperate out my books more so I can expand and offer all sorts of exciting things! Watch this space and as always I would love to hear from you :)
Happy Feature Friday Everyone! Todays talented Human is Zee - ZR Southcombe. Not only is she a very talented author she is talented creative! If you are around in Auckland next weekend she is actually giving a talk on all things writing and illustrating at the Auckland Central Library! Starts at 2pm and entry is free :)