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Robin is a founding member of Spill the Beans.
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Karen Hendriks's new picture book 'Home' has just been released. It is about losing a home, finding a new one but never forgetting the one you lost. The book was launched at #WindangPrimarySchool. It is inspired by her own family heritage with themes of refugees and migrants. Find out more at #DaisyLanePublishing
Manly is the inspiration for what Lucy Elliott hopes will be her first novel.
But Lucy, (on the left of our picture, with Julie Howard and Patricia Griffen) says she’s always wanted to write a novel, though until fairly recently had written very little fiction for about 25 years.
Lucy and her husband Jeremy, an energy broker, have two children. They have lived on the Northern Beaches for seven years after moving to Sydney from London 11 years ago. ‘We were only going to stay two years,’ she says, ‘but we’ll never go back now.’
But Lucy, who has a marketing background who now does the market research for her husband’s company, is no stranger to writing. In 2008 in London she started a blog advising couples how to save money on their weddings. It was spotted by the BBC and it took off. She appeared on the BBC wedding channel and later presented Three Grand Weddings for a Freeview cable TV company for two years.
‘This was a play on the words,’ she says. ‘How to put on a wedding for £3000 - not easy.’
Wonderful days, but there were even better ones ahead.
Lucy was among about a dozen published and would-be authors at Spill the Beans first POP-UP writing event at the Harry Hartog book shop in Warringah Mall.
She was intrigued when she spotted a poster in the bookshop advertising the Northern Beaches POP UP writing event and decided to go along. She describes it as ‘a wonderful afternoon’ of writing and ideas. She was especially delighted when she won one of the challenges.
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One of our very own is launching her new Children’s Book Ebook on Amazon today! This children's picture book (for ages 5-8, and for parents with younger children) is teaching children about kindness and healthy habits during challenging times. Also available as a paperback for cozy reads at home. Head on over to www.wilbertthewombat.com/links to shop the book launch on Amazon now - only $3.99 AUD for the next 24 hours!