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 booksContinue reading “Choose Your Own Ever After wins design award”
Tag Archives: children’s fiction
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 actualContinue reading “A year on”
Hazard River adventure
The Hazard River series by J.E. Fison (that’s me) is action-packed fun for young readers. Collect all six! Holidays are normally fun – right? But when Jack Wilde, his brother Ben and their friends Lachlan and Mimi visit Hazard River nothing is normal. The gang comes up agaist rogue fishermen, smugglers and dodgy developers asContinue reading “Hazard River adventure”
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, theContinue reading “Can writing fiction improve your parenting?”
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 notContinue reading “How’s my front cover in this?”
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 visitContinue reading “Non-stop action at Hazard River”