Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Puggle Picnic

Fancy a Puggle Picnic?

Check out the flyer for details: Puggle Picnic Flyer.

Includes a FREE voucher for children.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Great Reviews and Articles

Hi Folks

I'm getting some wonderful reveiws and articles posted on various internet sites and blogspots lately.

It gives you such a great feeling to have people say nice things about you - and your books - and I hope it keeps on coming!

You can check out some of the latest news and reviews here:

Australian Women Online


Stories are Light

And thanks to everyone for their words of encouragement and support.


Friday, October 1, 2010

Brisbane Appearances - November

Just wanted to give you some advance notice, I will be appearing at a number of events in Brisbane on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November:

Friday 5th Nov @ 1:30pm, I will be running a writers workshop called 'Marketing and Promoting Your Book'. This is a must-attend event for emerging and established authors who are looking for new ways to help them stand out from the crowd. Cost is $15. For full details, follow this link: Promotion & Marketing Flyer.

Friday 5th Nov @ TLC Bookstore Event: Author & Illustrator Afternoon. Meet illustrator, Sandra Temple, author Louise Elliott and me(!) at a special event to be held at TLC Bookstore, Manly, Brisbane. This is a free event. For full details go to: TLC Event Flyer.

And finally, the Word Writers Fair is a writers festival that's set to be a huge event, allowing attendees to learn from, listen to and network with some brilliant Australian book creators. Check out the details here: WWF Flyer.

Hope to see you there!


Monday, September 27, 2010

Blog Tour for Totally Twins

From Tuesday 5 October to Friday 22 October, I will be conducting a blog tour for my new series, Totally Twins.

Visit my Appearances page at for a full schedule or click here: Appearances & Blog Tour.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Totally Twins Book Launch and a Glowing Review for Puggle's Problem

Aleesah Darlison (left: author) and Serena Geddes (right: illustrator) at our launch of Totally Twins: Musical Mayhem - and Puggle's Problem still in the picture...

A lovely review of Puggle's Problem appeared on the Buzz Words Magazine blogspot. Check it out at: Buzz Words.

I spent the morning at Killarney Heights Primary School, talking to the children there about Puggle's Problem and Totally Twins. The students and staff were an absolute delight. KHPS is a bilingual school, students are taught to speak English and French and the school is located in the most beautiful spot: quiet, suburban, secluded but with shops, the high school and a recreation oval right nearby. Ah, Killarney Heights is a dream!

Last night saw the official launch of Totally Twins, which was held at Berkelouw Books, Balgowlah. We had around 100 people turn out to help Serena (illustrator for the series) and I celebrate the birth of our new book. The bookstore was absolutely packed, there was a great vibe and I had a wonderful time. It takes an awful lot of energy to plan these events, though, so I am quite glad the festivities are now over!

I'm off to Bookfeast, organised by Michael Fraser, tomorrow at Burwood. Can't wait!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Get Ahead Kids Article

Check out the latest issue of Get Ahead Kids online for my article on 'Making Milestones'. There's also a lovely review of Puggle's Problem: Get Ahead Kids.

All focus at the moment has been on getting out there and talking about my new series, Totally Twins, published by New Frontier. On Tuesday I attended the CBCA 'Lunch with the Stars' function at St Patrick's Manly. Around 200 students and 20 authors attended this marvellous event organised by author, Belinda Murrell.

On Wednesday, I visited the delightful children at St Cecelia's Primary School, Balgowlah. I handed out lots of Totally Twins badges and spoke about puggles and twins and lots of other fun things.

Today, I was at Storytime at Manly Library along with Kate Forsyth and Serena Geddes. We entertained some lively little characters and read our latest picture books.

Tomorrow, Sunday, I will presenting the Draw. Dream. Write. Delight. Writing and Illustrating Super-session with Belinda Murrell and Serena Geddes. We have around 30 girls between the ages of 8 and 12 years coming along to learn about writing and illustrating. Should be fun!


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Puggle's Problem Review, Totally Twins Launch

Hi All

Puggle's Problem received a great review at Bug in A Book blogspot this week. You can check it out here: Bug in a Book Review.

I've just come back from a whirlwind tour of Brisbane, conducting school visits, bookstore events (with 3 other marvellous authors: Peter Carnavas, Julie Nickerson and Oliver Phommavanh), and launching and presenting at the CYA Conference. What a weekend!

Totally Twins is now officially launched in QLD and we'll continue to have more launch parties in NSW. It's my first junior novel in my first junior series, so there's lots to celebrate.

Stay tuned for more info soon!