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Best Year EVER!

2019-11-03 10:02:04 rjtadmin

Well 2019 has been a roller coaster, and it’s not over yet!

On June 12 our family was completed when little Joshua Daniel Paul was born. He’s now almost 5 months old and the sweetest baby on the planet (some bias is to be expected, right?).

Little Joshua at 9 days old

Lucky for me Joshua is a great sleeper, so I have been able to tinker away on a few creative projects during maternity leave. In August I wrote two short stories for the Buzz Words Magazine Short Story Competition. Both have made it to the long list so far, with the short list to be announced mid-November.

In September I entered three story ideas in the Just Kids Lit ‘Pitch It!’ Competition, one of which has made the long list, yay!

In October I signed my second illustration contract with a traditional publisher … more details to come!

And last week I was awarded an Illustration Mentorship with the Australian Society of Authors. How exciting!

I’ve also been brushing up some older manuscripts, drawing like a madwoman – check out some new artwork on my Portfolio page – and even submitting new work to publishers. Oh and of course, working steadily on the third David book: David and the Song of the Lyreshaw.

It’s truly been a great year, and 2020 is shaping up to be truly spectacular 🙂


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New Book Release: Super Nova

2019-11-03 09:36:18 rjtadmin

She’s here!

Super Nova is the debut picture book by Canberra writer Krys Saclier, and it’s a doozy! Without giving the ending away, I can say it’s a STELLAR book that’s just a little out of this world. I had incredible fun doing the illustrations for this book, which have been described as ‘bright’, ‘bold’ and ‘full of clever details’.

About the book:

Nova’s brother thinks she gets away with too much, until he finds out what she’s really planning. And it’s out of this world. Will he keep her secret?

Super Nova tells the story of the most powerful force in the universe – a little sister.

Order your copy or download the teacher notes from Ford Street Publishing.

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Big Things Happening in 2019

2019-03-12 21:25:58 rjtadmin

There has been some conspicuous radio silence across my websites for the last 6 months, but for some rather large (and wonderful) reasons. Shortly after signing my first illustration contract with a traditional publisher in September last year, my husband and I were thrilled to discover we were expecting another baby. Talk about everything happening at once! Despite being over the moon I also found myself quite literally with my head over the loo – pregnancy hormones are evil, evil things. But luckily they have settled down now and I don’t feel quite so much like a brain-dead zombie (more like a fire-breathing dragon, thanks to all the heartburn … oh the joys of having children!).

In and around raising two boys with my husband, running my web design business, working on the third David book whenever I can, and growing larger and more beach-ball-esque by the day, I have been making steady progress on my contract work and am hoping to finish it up in the next few weeks. The story has been a delight to work on and I have learned so, so much under the guidance of my editor. I can’t wait to share all the details soon!

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FraserPop 2018

2018-07-15 15:10:55 rjtadmin

FraserPop is back again for 2018 after its successful inauguration last year. The pop culture festival will be held at Maryborough State High School on July 21 & 22.

FraserPop 2.0 will bring back crowd favourites including cosplay, lightsaber training, virtual reality, a Harry Potter store, plus heaps of cool props like a Dalek, DeLorean and soooo much more. I’ll be signing books with a few local spec-fic authors, sitting on an author and artist panel and running workshops.

Saturday July 21:
1hr Creative Writing Workshop (see schedule for final time)

Sunday July 22:
1hr Illustating for Children Workshop (see schedule for final time)

Full info here:


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Beenleigh Fest 2017

2017-11-24 19:09:44 rjtadmin

I will be signing books at Beenleigh Fest this Sunday November 26, 2017.

Beenleigh Fest 2017 will feature an array of traditional and contemporary music, gift stalls, plus entertainment and food from around the Globe.

Come see me and grab a book if you haven’t ordered one yet … strictly limited stock!

Entry to the festival is FREE. Sunday, 26th Nov 2017 12pm-5pm @ Beenleigh Showgrounds, James St.

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