It was lovely to meet with Helene today as soon she is going overseas for Christmas and the last couple of months we’ve been in touch mostly by email.  Always lovely to meet in person!

41aeeffb1a31ec945ef3229aa49bc137871eb63e (1)We chatted about the project,  and I introduced Helene to the Magic Fish dreaming plushy family and guess what? Now a koala and a platypus are going on tour to France with Helene. Happy adventuring little ones.


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We are so excited about the chance to create this book. We had a look at a few inspiring books to keep up our creative thinking about the interior of the book.

Helene gave me some colour advice for the posters for kickstarter rewards so I am just reworking those a little.

I had so much fun showing her some of the things I have been making for the kickstarter rewards and she gave me some invaluable feedback and suggestions.

Last week I met in person with our prepress and codesigner, Heidi Den Ronden. She is looking forward to meeting the Helene in early January and I’ll introduce her on the blog soon.

A big thank you to a number of friends who sacrificed their time  and helped me clarify the cover design I wanted.  Zoe Faizi, Sharon Horsfall, Heidi Den Ronden, Jed Alexander and Helene Magisson, you were all such a big help. Helene and I were able to finalise a cover that aims to give the playful feel of the interior.

As we speak dear Matilda is looking over my Magic Fish Dreaming manuscript one more time as I have made a few changes to the manuscript. We’re finalising it for Helene to read.

I was delighted to read a couple of poems of Magic Fish Dreaming aloud, at an arts evening, Elevate, organised by Temily Eddington and Ruha Fifita. Thanks so much for the opportunity to do this.

Reading from Magic Fish Dreaming

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Who knows we may hear from the platypus and koala on their overseas adventures?

All the best to our supporters and to all helpers who are making the journey, one to remember!




Kickstarter Adventures

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Some of our Kickstarter Rewards – Aren’t they so cute!

These critters, after much searching, have been located to become part of the Magic Fish Dreaming family.

They are super delightful and even cuter when you see them in real space.  The crocodile is cuddly and he is behaving himself and has promised not to eat anyone, but be a caretaker.

They have been pleased to know that many of them are featured in the book, Magic Fish Dreaming, and glad to know that we care about them.

They are enjoying their stop over at June’s house until the kickstarter begins – which dear friends may be in early January 2016 (to be confirmed).

The thing about adventures is you never know what it around the corner, and well these dear creatures said, ‘we really need a bit more time to get everything right for that kickstarter, don’t we June and Helene. People are preparing themselves of Christmas and Holidays very soon.’

In our adventures we have found  a wonderful printer and he is sharing his wisdom and getting the best price he can for our printing.  He cares about us printing the best product we can and is helping us look into the maze that is international and local postage of parcels.  We have also found a super cool designer to join the team and you will meet her in due course.

We have also had some of those supercool Writelinkers, and Children’s Book Academy heroes helping us through the maze that is kickstarter telling us ‘the force will be with  you, and to travel with the zen that is kickstarter preparation attitude, the attitude to get it all prepared well and ready to go.’  A special mention has to go to Sam, Zoe and Sharon who have been very kind.

On top of that June’s wonderful family, especially her youngest brother and mother, have been hard at work making a very special kickstarter reward featuring the family totem, the Raggiana bird of paradise.


We have been making many friends on this adventure called kickstarter.

We are most grateful for their beautiful tweets and encouraging messages.  Thanks especially to Mascara Literary Review for taking the time to listen to the audio of Magic Fish Dreaming and many brilliant poets, Felicity, Stuart, Dave, Celia, Ramon, Melissa, and Helen.

A big thank you to everyone visiting our facebook page, where we love to explore how to protect the environment and endangered creatures, art in nature and nature art, and keep you updated on our adventures.

To our waiting in the wings support team, we are glad you have our back and are ready to help us to continue to spread the word that the project is going to be one wonderful to support.

Keep well and have a beautiful couple of months.  Keep dropping by our facebook space.  We love that Ingan  Echo lodge and Loving Nature regularly visit our facebook space.  Also Lenora, Maria, Diane, Jacqui,Sabine, Laurel and Matilda, thank you for being such regular visitors. We promise to let all of you know when the biggest adventure of all – the kickstarter – begins.

The Magic Fish Dreaming Team