Choose Your Own Ever After wins design award

A big congratulations to the super-talented people at Studio Spartels and Hardie Grant Egmont publishers. The Choose Your Own Ever After series has just won the ABDA‘s award for Best Designed Children’s/Young Adult Series! I’m excited to see that the judges love the front covers of How to get to Rio, The Call of the Wild (my two books […]

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A year on

It’s a year since the first stories in the Hazard River adventure series hit bookshops. Phew, I have learned a thing or two in that time … Securing a publishing contract for your first book is a little like giving birth to your first child – you spend so much time preparing for the actual […]

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Hazard River adventure

The Hazard River series by J.E. Fison (that’s me) is action-packed fun for young readers. BUY a copy at Ford Street Publishing .  And see below for full list of Ebook suppliers.  Visit Speakers Ink or Creative Net if you would like Julie Fison to visit your school or festival. See TEACHERS’ NOTES Holidays are normally fun – right? […]

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Can writing fiction improve your parenting?

As every aspiring author knows, writing a good story is about inhabiting the minds of the story’s characters and translating their motivations and actions into convincing and entertaining prose. And so, it was without hesitation, that I invaded the mind of a ten-year-old boy for my first foray into the world of fiction writing, the […]

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How’s my front cover in this?

There’s a theory that book sales are proportional to the number of teeth on the front cover. With this theory in mind my publisher, Paul Collins, of Ford Street Publishing, enlisted the talented Marc McBride to do the artwork for the Hazard River series. Marc, who is famous for the Deltora Quest illustrations, is not […]

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Non-stop action at Hazard River

Get set for more action at Hazard River with Bat Attack and Tiger Terror. The stories are action-packed fun for readers aged 8+, published by Ford Street Publishing. The freaky front covers are done by super-talented illustrator, Marc McBride. The HAZARD RIVER series: Holidays are normally fun – right? But when Jack Wilde and his friends visit […]

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