Category Archives: Author Interview

On the seventh day of Christmas…

…our guest blogger is the award-winning author, Carole Wilkinson.  Carole has a fascination with dragons and is interested in the history of everything. Her best-selling Dragonkeeper Trilogy, has been translated into 11 different languages and has been published in over … Continue reading

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On the sixth day of Christmas…

…we have the talented, Dean Jones. Dean is an award-winning illustrator whose work ranges from children’s books to covers for YA fiction and non-ficton. Dean has an interest in psychology and music and once put on make up, platform boots … Continue reading

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On the fifth day of Christmas…

…our interviewee is the lovely Lili Wilkinson. Lili is the prize-winning author of books for young adults and children. She likes blue brie cheese, Neil Finn and bears. Oh, and Christmas, of course What does Christmas mean to you? Food … Continue reading

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On the forth day of Christmas…

…and in the spotlight today is the much-loved Heath McKenzie. Heath is a Melbourne based artist and best-selling illustrator of books for children. He is inspired by movie posters, 50s and 60s commercial art, Japanese signs, cartoons (anything animated, really!) … Continue reading

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On the third day of Christmas…

…our guest blogger is Ananda Braxton-Smith. As well as writing YA fiction and non fiction, Ananda sings Appalachian and bluegrass music. Her other claim to fame is that she was born on Valentine’s day. What does Christmas mean to you? … Continue reading

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On the second day of Christmas…

…we have an interview with Michael Panckridge. As well as being a teacher and mad sportsman, Michael has written over 30 books, including the best-selling Legends and Anniversary Legends series, and gripping, fantasy thrillers. Did we mention he is pretty … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Twelve Days of Christmas Special!

Welcome to the Black Dog Books, Twelve Days of Christmas Special. Over the next twelve days we’ll be having some of our favourite authors and illustrators guest posting our our blog. Discover all the fun and festivities our authors getup … Continue reading

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Part Two – Interview with Dean Jones – ‘All Through The Night’

You can read the first part of this interview here. What is your favourite artistic medium to work with? I struggle with favourites. All mediums are exciting to me and a trip to the art store is like a trip … Continue reading

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Dean Jones Interview – ‘All Through The Night’

Dean Jones has a background in psychology, music and IT – but what he really loves to do is draw. He started his career in illustration by winning the student category of the inaugural Australian and New Zealand Illustration Awards … Continue reading

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