Published August 30, 2011
Tags: Black Cat Books, Book launch, books, Brisbane, brisbane book launch, picture book, picture book launch, Squish Rabbit, University of Queensland Press, Viking Children's Books, Writing, writing for children
As of yesterday, Squish Rabbit is now officially in Australian stores! Only a few days now until the Brisbane book launch, which will be held at the glorious Black Cat Books in Paddington. Please join us if you can.
There may even be an appearance from a little furry friend…
(click on the image to see a larger version of the invite)
Published August 26, 2011
Getting Published , Literary Festival , Picture Books , Squish Rabbit
Tags: Book review, Book Week, Literary Festival, Pamela Paul, picture book, Picture Book review, Squish Rabbit, Sunday Book Review, The New York Times
It’s a wonderful yet hectic time of year, right in the middle of book week and literary festival season. I’ve just returned from several days of school workshops in Townsville with some amazing kids, and am heading off for more in Toowoomba (which I’m visiting for the second time in less than two weeks). Meanwhile, Squish has been hopping off on his own, and has made himself known in one way I’m quite excited about.
There’s something a little surreal about having your first book out in another country and not yet in your own. Something about it that makes it not quite real. It’s a little like experiencing it through another’s eyes, as I’m being told about it but not seeing it for myself. But that doesn’t stop the excitement of it all. To be honest, I haven’t stopped grinning since my publisher wrote to me to say that Squish Rabbit had been reviewed in the New York Times.
… Squish demands to be noticed, and he certainly deserves the attention. Seamlessly told in barely-there text and deceptively simple ink and collage pictures, “Squish Rabbit” is bound to win children’s hearts.
To read the full article, click on the image below (to see a bigger version) or hop on over to their website.
For the last month or so I’ve been rabbiting away on a secret little side project. It took many hours, much experimentation, some laughter, a little cursing, and the learning of an entire new computer program. But mostly it was a lot of fun, as it involved watching one of my little characters come to life. And today I’m ready to release it.
To celebrate the upcoming launch of Squish Rabbit in Australia (29th August), check out the video below if you want a sneaky peek of my first ever book trailer:
Or you can watch in on Vimeo here.
A huge thanks to the amazing musician Richard Grantham for the score, and also to my publishers (UQP and Viking / Penguin) for their support.
Hope you like it…