Short - an anthology published by black dog books, with Royalties being donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters
I'm very excited. My advance copies of the black dog books anthology, Short, edited by the fantastic Lili Wilkinson, arrived today.
The book not only looks great, but is a sensational read, filled with stories, cartoons and poems from your favourite authors, like Michael Gerard Bauer, Jeni Mawter, Karen Tayleur, Carole Wilkinson, Andy Griffiths and me. And there's one other author I really wanted to tell you about - Esther Crowley. Esther is just 12 years old and is an amazing talent. We write together every Tuesday afternoon, and she constantly blows me away with her skill. She's from a very talented (and simply fantastic) family - her mum and dad are gifted musicians and her aunt, Cath Crowley has written sensational books like Chasing Charlie Duskin and the Gracie Faltrain series. Grab a copy of Short and read Esther's story. It won't be the last story of Esther's you'll read, that's for sure.
Need another reason to buy it? Royalties go to the Big Brother, Big Sister charity. You can find out more about Short at http://www.bdb.com.au/ and about Big Brother Big Sister at http://www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org.au/