The publisher Paul Collins is also an award winning fantasy author.
I’ve never written a picture book before, as I usually write, children’s and young adult novels, as well as adult stories for anthologies. It was a new genre and I needed a publisher who was prepared to risk. Ford St did.
‘Ships in the Field’ is autobiographical as my parents escaped Hungary to be accepted as refugees in Australia. They didn’t speak English, lost their home and carried the experiences of war and Stalinism with them. However Australia offered them hope and the chance to rebuild their lives and look to a future.
They were deeply Australian and would be so proud to know that I am an Australia Day Ambassador.
I’ll be giving the Australia Day address for Port Stephens this year and sharing ‘Ships in the Field.
Last year I was flown by charter plane to the Shire of Wakool into regional NSW on the border of Victoria.
I LOVE being part of Australia Day.
Thankyou Paul for publishing ‘Ships in the Field.
Ford St Publishing supports National Year of Reading.
I am an Ambassador for The National Year of Reading.