Dinner with Libby Gleeson

I was lucky enough to attend a dinner held by the Blue Mountains CBCA Sub-branch recently, at which the amazing author, Libby Gleeson, was the guest speaker. Libby is a renowned Australian children’s author, having written over 30 books – many of which have won awards. In particular, she has had books shortlisted for the CBCA […]

Who am I? ‘Red’ by Libby Gleeson

She rouses herself, caked in mud, covered in debris. Where is she? what has happened? Better still, who is she? In a daze, her eyes finally focus on a boy ‘sitting on a kitchen table in a muddy pool’. As she babbles incoherently, he slaps her hard across the face – not a very auspicious […]

And the winner is… (CBCA Awards 2015)

How exciting! Congratulations to local Blue Mountains authors and illustrators who were awarded highly in this year’s CBCA awards. Firstly, Claire Zorn, who was nominated last year for her debut novel, the Sky so Heavy, took out the Book of the Year honours in the Young Adult category with the Protected. A timely book – […]

From another point of view… Mahtab’s Story

The plight of refugees is often in the headlines – and often for the wrong reasons. Thus, it was interesting to read this tale from Libby Gleeson, which reflects many of the feelings of families of war-torn countries who flee for a better life. You can imagine that the decision to leave your homeland is not […]