What have FAT WOMBATS, CRANK (crack), Australian & USA PUBLISHERS, Kids’ AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS in common?
Log onto the fantastic Society of Children’s Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Conference at The Hughenden 22nd-24th Feb 08 and find out www.scbwiaustralia.org.
Jackie French and Bruce Whately gave a fantastic presentation about Australia’s and the world’s most famous wombat with ATTITUDE – well, he’s a teenager so what do you expect? In other words I LOVE WOMBAT. Jackie French sent me a big, fat wooden wombat who sits in my kitchen.
Publishers from HarperCollins, Penguin, PanMacmillan, RandomHouse, Walker Books, Chronicle Books (USA) and others gave real insights into the state of publishing in Australia and the USA.
So many authors and illustrators there from Laurine Croasdale, Stephen Axelson, Sandy Fussell, Sue Whiting, Christopher Cheng, Moya Simons, Jeni Mawter, Sarah Davis, Felicity Pulman, Jenny Hale … everywhere you looked there was another outstanding Oz author or illustrator.