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In another short post about some of the blogs I follow and why – I introduce to you Australian children’s author Sandy Fussell.
Sandy is another of my children’s literature contacts from my CBCA days. She is the author of (among many others) the Samurai Kids series and her novel Polar Boy was shortlisted for a CBCA Book of the Year Award in 2009. Sandy blogs at Stories are light and you can follow her on twitter as @sandyfussell.
Sandy is another Australian author who provides great support to the CBCA – she’s heavily involved with the Illawarra sub branch in NSW – a dynamic, active group of people around Wollongong who put on a constant stream of children’s literature events.
Oh – and her books are great!
Many of you will know that I spent 2 years working at the Children’s Book Council of Australia before starting my new career in libraryland. During that time I got to know many wonderful Australian children’s authors and their work. Most children’s authors in Australia have to also have a day job – some are able to make a living from writing alone.
Some, such as Chris Cheng, are staunch supporters of the CBCA and its programs and awards. Chris’ blog is a wonderful, colourful brain dump of ideas, events, friends, travel and enthusiasm for and about children’s literature in Australia.
Chris was awarded the Lady Cutler Award for services ‘above and beyond’ to children’s literature in 2009 and created a first for the CBCA by skyping into the Award dinner as he was unavoidably overseas at the time. You can read Chris’ version of the dinner and the Award here.
I miss the contact with and immersion in the world of children’s literature and love that I can keep in touch by following blogs.