Kids Book Review Interview


Hooray!  Just letting you know that today there is an interview with June on Kids Book Review Interview   (done by Penny Harrison)

You can find  some earlier interviews here:

Readilearn Interview (with Norah Colvin)

ABC interview (sound cloud)

Poet Turns to Crowd Funding (sound cloud)

Karen Tyrrell Interview

Dimity Powell’s Interview

Ali Stegert Interview

Tales from Pasifika interview

Also of Interest!

Interview with Artist Helene Magisson

Article by Helene Magisson on the Story Behind Magic Fish Dreaming

Greetings from Friends for Launch

You can still post your greetings by commenting on this blog.

Wishing I could be there! Looking forward to pictures of the event. With love from

Kim on Vancouver island, Canada

Wow June! So wish I could come and help celebrate the launch. Love and Hugs

Jane Nicholsen, Atherton

Looking forward so much to receiving Eva’s copy. I will gift it to her on her 7th birthday in December. It will be treasured!

Happy thoughts for the book launch. have a wonderful time. So looking forward to sharing “Magic Fish Dreaming.” with my granddaughter. Arohatinonui from New Zealand.

Lorraine Gray,  New Zealand

June I’ll be just thrilled from the tips of my fingers to the tips of my toes – whenever it arrives.

Diane Finlay, Cairns

June, Congratulations on your amazing creations! You are an inspiration to me for following your dream! I cannot wait to get your beautiful poems and the delightful illustration So! What a team! ✨🐟✨ Cheers to you, Helene, and Magic Fish Dreaming! Keep up the good works!

Lenora Riegel, United States

Wishing you much success with this big day and encourage all those who can take part a wonderful collection of special memories. Unfortunately I’m unable to join you but will be thinking of you all and watching for post event posts.

Joanna Grimmer, Victoria

Good luck. May it be as joyous and as fulfilling for all of you as it should be! I will be there in spirit.
Stephanie Hansen, Artist and Soul Food Blogger, Canada

Wish I could be there too, June. Have a wonderful launch. I’ll be in Venice.

Sheryl Gwyther, Queensland Author, Visiting Venice

I pray that everything runs smoothly on Sunday for you.

Anna Gerard (Mum), Tasmania


I know how hard the journey is so make sure you celebrate 🎉 I can’t make it to the launch but where can I buy a copy please?

Bernadette Lawson, editor True Spirit of Cyclone Yasi

Wishing my friend June Perkins all the best for the launch of her stunning book of poetry, Magic Fish Dreaming on 30 October in Brisbane. Also looking forward to receiving a few copies and some Australian native plush toys for the kids here in the Philippines.

June is such an inspiration to me as a writer and creative. All her works come from a place of truth: the truth of nature, of family and cultural identity. Her daily dedication to sharing her knowledge with the wider community is really inspiring.

One of my first memories of June was at a songwriting workshop in 2012. June performed a song about her brother and the tragedy of his life. I can still hear her soft voice and the guitar strumming to the words … “you climbed out the window last night”. Her work has always impacted me like that.

Even though I won’t be home in time for her launch in Brisbane, I hope to be in one of the queues to have my book signed on the Gold Coast in November.

Magic Fish Dreaming promises to be journey into the rainforests and dreaming places of Far-north Queensland. I really can’t wait.

We don’t even have to live in the same country to have a beautiful friendship June.

Melinda Irvine, Philippines 

From: Hazel Menehira < Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 8:28 AM
Subject: RE: Launch of Magic Fish Dreaming – Children’s Poetry anthology
Good luck and many blessings  for the book launch…I will be thinking of you all on the 30th….ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hz/Hank

Congratulations on the book. It looks absolutely stunning, and I’m sure the words are beautiful too. Much Love,

Natalie, Canberra.

Congratulations on the book launch June Perkins its such a huge and magnificent achievement to accomplish. Where can I find a copy to buy online? I want to start reading it to my nephews.

Dan Sione Faavela, New Zealand


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The Licuala WINQ Writers Group


I so wish I could be there! Enjoy and celebrate you movement forward and fruition of your book!

Sally K, United States



Guest Blogs

Thanks for this blog Writelinks.  Original Article here: Writelinks


Magic Fish Dreaming Project Fans we would love your help!


Dear Fans,

This dear little Tasmanian Devil goes to the project fan who can share about Magic Fish Dreaming, as many times and as creatively and enthusiastically as possible in the next 48 hours, twitter, any of their social media, email, and in person.

Just email me the links and number of times or how it went when talking to someone and I will announce the winner on Wednesday.

You can reach me at and also leave your links in the comments.

Why a Tasmanian Devil – they are from June’s childhood state Tasmania and have been undergoing a battle to survive.

All the information you need is on our facebook page,   this blog and kickstarter page (see links in comments)

Be sure to include the link to the kickstarter page.

Thanks so much!

Love, The Magic Fish Dreaming Team.

Magic Fish Dreaming Facebook Space


MAKE SURE TO SHARE THIS LINK and make sure you can click through on it.

(Reblogs are great as well!)

(special note: providing we can post to your country)


Videos Almost Done

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I’ve been hard at work on the videos for during the kickstarter.

I decided to make a few short videos, and one that’s around 3 minutes.

This is partly due to people scanning through things so quickly on the internet you just need to make sure you have something that can say things in a catchy and short way.

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It was interesting deciding the best way to show the images on film, and Helene sent me some videos of illustrators that she liked so I could study the editing style.

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This was extremely helpful and gave me lots of inspiration to how to film her illustrations. So thanks so much for that Helene.  One of the things I loved  about the examples she sent me was how the camera pans and zooms could highlight the details within the picture and give the viewer an appreciation for the details in the art.

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My colleagues at Children’s Book Academy looked over the video and gave me some constructive feedback as to how they felt the videos could be even better.

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Writelinks buddies  continue to be a wonderful support, encouraging and inspiring, as many release and launch their own works.  I am so delighted at how excited they are about this book!

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I thank all the faithful followers of the blog, facebook, and other spaces.  Helene, myself, Matilda and designers and printers, can’t wait to finally get the ball rolling. So close now!