Finding an agent and publisher

This is the final blog post in a series of three about my road to publication. In my last post, I shared how I came up with the idea of Quark’s Academy.  In 2015 I had the opportunity to pitch my story to agent Alex Adsett at the CYA Conference. I was delighted when Alex invitedContinue reading “Finding an agent and publisher”

Coming up with the idea for Quark’s Academy

Quark’s Academy will be my first published book! The idea for Quark’s Academy first came to me when doing an astronomy course at the Sydney Observatory. It was taught by a charismatic, enthusiastic and clever professor called Paul Payne. Each week I attended class at the Observatory (which is such an amazing place) and more and more IContinue reading “Coming up with the idea for Quark’s Academy”

Writing for Children: getting started and writing groups

In August this year, my first children’s book: Quark’s Academy will be published with Hachette. Quark’s Academy is a junior-fiction adventurous tale about three science whizz-kids. I’m sharing how I went from aspiring writer to finding a publisher.