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Memories of my time with Kate DiCamillo by Georgie Donaghey

After reading Kate DiCamillo's latest book, Louisiana's Way Home I reminisced about the beautiful autumn morning in June 2017 I spent chatting over coffee with the two-time Newberry Medallist.The sun was beaming through the taxi window as I made my way to meet an author whom I had admired for many years.I attempted to steady my nerves, but there ha...
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Little Spiral by Pat Simmons - Book Review.

'In a pearl-like egg, hidden in the rainforest, Little Spiral grows.'It was this magical beginning from Pat Simmons delicious new book, Little Spiral that dragged me from my book review hiatus.Nature can be one of the harshest environments to navigate. Little Spiral must not only survive his early day's but must also learn to thrive and continue li...
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Spreading my 'Author Wings' through school visits by Georgie Donaghey - Part 1.

Beaming little faces, big hugs, lots of laughter, high fives and the occasional tears. That sums up my experience with school visits. No joke, there have been tears shed and not by me.I've tipped toed around school visits over the years doing a few here and there, but as my book list grows so does the need for me to get out there. It's what I have ...
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Spreading my 'Author Wings' through school visits by Georgie Donaghey - Part 2.

In my last blog post, I talked about my experiences with K-2 school visits. In this post, I share what I have learned from visiting grades 3 - 6.I guess it's more the older kids that scare me the most, although that fear is slowly being replaced with confidence that comes with each school visit.The older kid's sessions are where you can really let ...
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Building Your Author Platform by Georgie Donaghey

We always endeavour to answer as many questions as we can and to provide you with the necessary tools and services to assist you on your journey to publication. After all, publication is what it is all about right?You work hard writing, editing, re-writing and editing your submissions until your brain is reduced to marshmallow.Is it a waste if you ...
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R E J E C T I O N – Not a four letter word but just as bad by Georgie Donaghey

I was recently asked by a writer friend how do I handle rejection?After so many of them I guess you could call me a rejection pro.I realised long ago being accepted by a publisher straight away wasn't going to happen. I had to earn my stripes. What I did know was I would be published. You've heard the phrase 'believe it and it will happen' well, I ...
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