An apology to the people of New Zealand, from the Alien Onions

Dear New Zealand, It’s been brought to our attention that we left one very important detail off the first two books in Freedom Finders, Emily Conolan’s brilliant new ‘choose your own destiny’ series about brave and awesome refugee kids coming to Australia…

World map at the back of the book, showing readers the characters’ journey

*cough*

Luckily an astute up-and-coming Kiwi author and dedicated Freedom Finders fan (thanks Steve Mushin) put us on to this informative video from your by all accounts rather excellent Prime Minister:

 

Emily Conolan, as a Tasmanian, relates and extends her sympathies… and we can assure you that this grievous error is being corrected as the books reprint.… Read the rest

Michael Pryor discusses writing humour in YA

Michael Pryor is one of Australia’s most prolific and published authors, with 35 books and over fifty short stories to his name! We recently caught up with him to discuss new book Gap Year in Ghost Town, and learn about the use and appeal of humour in YA writing.Read the rest

A day in the life of a publishing dinosaur…

It’s not often we get the pleasure of meeting a dinosaur, especially one who loves books, enjoys visiting bookstores, and spreading a love of reading (and poetry).

If you’re a T-rex dinosaur
who wants to do much more than roar,
chat to the people who make books –
although you’ll get some funny looks.Read the rest