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Ella and Olivia, Great stuff, Uncategorized
August is a BIG month!
August 10, 2017 at 10:15 pm 0
Folks, I've been away for a little while - running the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge is super-busy and very enjoyable for someone who loves and works with kids books. So August snuck up on me - there are some new stories out in the Ella and Olivia series! Note Perfect was released a month ago and it features the sisters in musical (dis)harmony - an exciting story for anyone who loves music, or wishes they were in a band! note perfect   Next up is the gorgeous treasury of brand-new Ella and Olivia stories in FULL COLOUR - the Best Friends Stories collection. The beautiful Danielle McDonald gets full rein in this book - it is just so wonderful seeing the girls brought to life in full colour! Grab your copy at the end of August! xx Screen Shot 2017-08-11 at 8.13.38 am  
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Ella and Olivia, events, Great stuff, Uncategorized
I’m a happy camper! New book out January!
December 28, 2016 at 12:28 pm 0
Greetings, earthlings! Today was marvellous. It's high summer in Sydney. And where else to celebrate the launch of my brand new book: ELLA AND OLIVIA: HAPPY CAMPERS than at a gorgeous little bookshop by the beach. My lovely friends at Beachside Bookshop in Avalon on Sydney's northern beaches organised an Ella and Olivia workshop to celebrate the new story (number 18 - about camping -EEK!) and also for some plain old summer school holiday fun. I'm really not sure whether the kids or I had more fun! Thanks to the little legends that came out to work on some brand new Ella and Olivia titles (Ella and Olivia and the Zombie Apocalypse, anyone?), laugh at my terrible jokes, and do some AWESOME colouring. Thanks to Libby, Danica and the crew at the bookshop and big thanks too to my friend Louise (a fab author friend!) who dropped in to judge the prizewinners! xx  
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Creating some new stories!

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With the lovely Libby

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Ella and Olivia, Great stuff, Uncategorized
Shooting goals for a good cause
May 30, 2016 at 11:17 am 0
I recently had the chance to fundraise for a cause extremely close to a lot of our hearts. I would love to thank the Northern Suburbs Netball Association and all the netballers and their families that supported our fundraising drive for breast cancer awareness. Thanks for the incredible Pink Netball Day...so many netballers and their siblings helped to colour in and bought copies of Netball Fever! Big thanks to my bestie who came along to support the fundraising efforts and to my brother for making big decisions regarding colouring in! Many thanks to my brilliant publishers Scholastic for supporting me with prizes for the day! It was a big win for netball AND breast cancer research. XX Yvette IMG_5160  
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Counter culture
August 14, 2015 at 5:33 pm 0
Guys, I had a great day on National Bookshop Day! Many thanks to the fabulous team at Better Read than Dead, especially Amelia, in Newtown for talking me through the till, to those customers who were so patient with me, and to my friends and family (and editors!) that came along to support a great cause. There's nothing like being behind the counter. I had forgotten the thrill of seeing what people are buying; what's hot and garnering many ideas for my own shelves. As Meg Ryan's character says so famously in You've Got Mail - 'Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies.'... National Bookshop Day in August does just that....'Don't you love bookshops in the winter? It makes me want to buy many, many, many books....' Happy reading, everyone! Nothing beats payment for a review like cupcakes. And everyone needs a support team as good as this! Hamming it up behind the counter. I left my Hogwarts uniform at home. Thanks, Miles!
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