To find more EVENTS
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)
Also of Interest!
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,
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
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
This hand crafted Cassowary made by Danielle Wilson, from the Cassowary Coast,
could be yours, if you select it in the project rewards for Magic Fish Dreaming.
Visit KICKSTARTER for more information.
Enough of walls and cyberspace, why not tell a friend about Magic Fish Dreaming over a cup of tea, nothing like the personal touch. Well you might have to show them the video on your phone.
Thanks for this blog Writelinks. Original Article here: Writelinks
Write Links members have been anticipating this particular Kickstarter for many months! June Perkins, author, poet and blogger has created a quality children’s book, and the combination of the poems dancing on the page and the magical illustrations by Helene Magisson(The Velveteen Rabbit) this will be a family favourite. A must-have!
Magic Fish Dreaming, a full colour illustrated poetry book (36 pages), is riding a Kickstarter wave, taking it from Australia across the ocean and seas into the homes of people living in many lands.
The books is inspired by the diverse people of Far North Queensland and their tropical environment full of some of the strangest birds and animals, as well as the resilient rainforest, cane farms and tropical beaches.
Brimming with the themes of nature, family, diversity, childhood and environment, Magic Fish Dreaming is inspired by the North Queensland community, environment, and creatures it shares. It is beautifully illustrated by award winning Artist Helene Magisson.
The author, June Perkins, a recent ASA (Australian Society of Authors) mentorship award recipient, and Write Links member for the last two years, is planning to self-publish this book with the help of a Kickstarter campaign.
With the support of Helene Magisson , editor Matilda Elliot and the Children’s Book Academy, June has been hard at work on the Kickstarter launch.
She is using Kickstarter to release the book into the world. Poetry books for children are an extremely difficult genre for mainstream publishers to pick up unless you are an already established poet with an agent. Nevertheless she feels: “Poetry celebrating environment, peace and diversity remains important in today’s world.” She is proud of the works she has crafted.
The book is written, professionally edited and almost ready to print once the illustrations are completed.
The Kickstarter will assist in paying for the rest of the illustrations, the pre-press layout and some of the printing costs. As a backer you will receive your signed copy by the end of the year.
Kickstarter rewards include native animal soft toys, prints, stickers, bags, totem painted scarf inspired creations, and a beautifully hand crafted cassowary.
There are also a few workshop options that schools and organisations may like, done by Skype, email or in person.
June, Helene, and the rest of the Magic Fish Dreaming team would love it if you can spread the word on Twitter or Facebook or Google+ and by word of mouth to the many people, schools, family and friends you know would love this book!
June sends out a special thank you to all her Write Links buddies, whether published, or working on their manuscripts and thanks them for mentoring her creativity in the writing for children genre.
To see the journey of this project so far, visit our blog http://magicfishdreaming.com or become a backer right here:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!