Guest post on Alison K Hertz’ blog

One of my rough sketches – inspired by a character I am writing about.

This week I appear as a guest on the blog of Alison K Hertz. A fellow writer and illustrator.  I met Alison virtually on the 12 x 12 in 2012 Picture Book Writing Challenge organised by Julie Foster Hedlund. This challenge has become a huge community of aspiring and successful children’s writers/authors who are all giving each other support and great tips along the way.

On Alison’s blog I talk about my journey as a writer and my hopes and dreams of one day being published. The post also focuses on my artwork and the processes I go through to achieve my images. I felt quite privileged to be a guest as this is not something I have done before.

I also talk about the things I have done to proactively get my work out there, like entering competitions. Which reminds me to remind you that the closing date for  CBCA Frustrated Writers Mentorship Program is on Friday 1st June 2012.

I thoroughly believe that:

“You’ve got to be in it to win it!” 

I also feel that:

“This writing business is not a straight and easy Roman road, it’s more of a bumpy country lane!”

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3 thoughts on “Guest post on Alison K Hertz’ blog

  1. Did you know my second grade teacher too? Miss Beck in the flesh – wish I could show your sketch to her!

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