James joins us to chat about celebrating your wins along the journey. He also talks about some of his awesome projects, and how he likes eating dog snacks ... or something like that!
James also takes on the Zombie Inspiration Fast Question Challenge! What a trooper! He's hilarious in it too!!!
Check out James in the videos below, and keep an eye out for two new books we've done together! Jackson Payne's Clumsy Christmas Spectacular is out on September 1st, and Zombie Inspiration is out on November 1st!!! WOO HOO!!!
See the videos below to hear Sarah talk about taking action, and why it's important for humans as well as zombies.
Sarah also informs us she would not EVER kiss a zombie, and backs that up with some solid reasoning in the Zombie Inspiration Fast Question Challenge.
Enjoy the videos, and go and say hi to Sarah at markets like The Finders Keepers Market, Red Hill Craft Market and others!
Jen also joined us to discuss the awesome benefits of eating what's good for us, just like zombies do ... I mean, what's good for them is our brains, so don't eat your own brain, but you know what I mean!
Jen, and her friend Bumi, also take on the Zombie Inspiration Fast Question Challenge, and are sooooooo funny and awesome I almost can't breathe,
Check out the videos below, and check out Jen's BOOKS and check out THE LOVE PROJECT.
It might just change your life.
It's true! Michael Wagner IS awesome! He's sold over 500,000 books, he's written junior readers, picture books, chapter books and serieseses. His books include the Maxx Rumble books, The Undys, and the 2016 CBCA Notable book, Why I love Footy! You can check them all out at Michael's website, www.michaelwagner.com.au
Michael joined us on Zombie Inspiration to talk about focus, and why that's so important as an author.
He also takes the Zombie Inspiration Fast Question Challenge, and gives some EXTREMELY interesting answers!
And he also also ventures to what he thought was a safe event, but ended up being bitten in the ear and turned into a zombie!!!
Enjoy the videos below, and keep an eye out for So Wrong, Michael's new book which is out in 2016. I've been lucky enough to read an advance version, and it is one of the funniest books for kids I have seen in years. The cover is below the videos, check it out!
MICHAEL WAGNER IS NOW A ZOOOOOOOOMBIE!!!
COMING IN 2016 - SO WRONG!!! GET ON ON IT!!!
GABRIELLE WANG is one of the finest and most respected creators in Australia. With over twenty published books, many with a Chinese theme reflecting her heritage, Gabrielle both writes and illustrates, but also does amazing charitable work too.
Gabrielle's books include the Pearlie books in the Our Australian Girl Series, A Ghost in my Suitcase, and the critically acclaimed, The Wishbird. Check out all Gabrielle's books HERE.
Gabrielle joined us to discuss the importance of constantly working on your craft, whatever that craft may be.
She also tells about her BRAND NEW BOOK that will come out if the zombies don't kill us all.
And finally, Gabrielle leaves her zombie safehouse in search of someone that doesn't exist, and the results are terrifying!
Click HERE to have a look at Gabrielle's website to find out all about her, and find her books at all good bookstores!
Enjoy the interviews.
GABRIELLE WANG AND HERO ARE ZOMBIES!!!!
DARRELL PITT is one of my favourite people! He's not only hilarious and awesome, he's also a gun writer. Darrell did things the hard way, self-publishing and showing his work online, even as free books via Wattpad. Eventually, a publisher sat up and took notice, and Darrell was rewarded with an AMAZING 8 BOOK DEAL! Those books published include the Jack Mason Mysteries, and his brand new book, A Toaster on Mars! SUCH a good title!
Darrell talks to us about setting goals, and why that's so important.
He is also gosh darn hilarious in the Zombie Inspiration Fast Question Challenge.
Finally, shed a tear with me as we see what happens to Darrell when he goes looking for fertiliser for his pot plant and best friend, Bruce. It's not pretty. It's not pretty at all.
Find out all about Darrell HERE, and buy his books at all good bookstores, and also through Text Publishing!
Enjoy the videos!
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! DARRELL PITT HAS BEEN TURNED INTO A BRAIN-DEAD ZOMBIE!!!!
Check out Darrell's BRAND NEW BOOK, A Toaster on Mars, released May 30, 2016!!!
Meredith Costain is an absolute legend in the Australian children's book world. With over 200 books published, she is now going gangbusters with her Ella Diaries books, which are being published right around the world! The latest Ella book, Friends Not Forever, was released on May 1, 2016, so get out and get one now!
Meredith also knows that if you want to reach your dreams, you have to take action and go for it, because if you don't, anything could happen. A zombie could bite into your cheek, for one thing!
Check out the videos below to hear Meredith talk about taking action, and watch the Zombie Inspiration Fast Question Challenge to see one of the best zombie impressions EVER!
Also go to www.meredithcostain.com to find out more about this champion author!
Mereditch Costain becomes a zombie because George Ivanoff bites her in the eye!
This is Meredith's BRAND NEW BOOK!!!!
Hazel Edwards ... what a star!!! She's written over 200 books, she's an OAM, and she wrote a little book about a hippopotamus that has become an Australian institution, and is about to become a musical!
She's also realised that zombies are crucial in helping us live awesome lives!
I was able to chat with Hazel as she hunkered down in a zombie-proof abode, and I discovered she believes in taking risks and not always doing what everyone else does.
I also discovered she's not a 6 year old girl ... that comment makes sense when you watch the interview, I promise!
I also also discovered that the only thing that smells in Antarctica is penguin poop! Whaaaat?
Click HERE to watch Hazel's Zombie Inspiration Interview on taking risks and getting out there, and also to see her AMAZING Zombie Inspiration Fast Question Challenge.
Before that, you can take a sneak peek by watching the video below, to see the unfortunate result of what happened when Hazel said penguin poop one time too many.
Check out Hazel's Website, or Opportunities for first time writers, or Buy Hazel's books, and also check out Hazel's latest book, Hijabi Girl, co-written with Ozge Alkan and illustrated by the awesome Serena Geddes! And also also check out Hazel in full Antarctica gear just before the zombies attacked!!! That picture's right below these words!
George Ivanoff is a marvel! He lives the zombie life. He knows that to get to where you want to, you have to be as persistent as a zombie chasing after the fastest man alive, just to slurp on his yummy brain.
I was able to connect with George via a video link-up, and discovered that even with over 90 books published, he has had his books rejected heaps of times, and still continues to get rejections today!
I discovered he loves going for a jog if he gets writer's block, and that he really is a massive Dr Who fan.
I also discovered he does a super awesome zombie impersonation!
Check out the videos below to see either the full interview with George, his Zombie Inspiration Fast Question Challenge (he's HILARIOUS in this!), or the unfortunate result of what happened a few days after we talked to George.
George Ivanoff, we thank you, and we're sorry for what happened to you. We'll try not to blast you with our flame thrower.
Below the interviews you'll see the covers of George's latest two books, due out on May 2!!!!
(Find out everything there is to know about non-zombie George at www.georgeivanoff.com.au and find George's books in ALL good bookstores, libraries, department stores and non-zombie infected hospitals). And check out George's new books below, both being released on May 2!!!
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