An Aussie Year Virtual Tour - Day 26: WIN! Publisher’s Desk Opportunity!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

click poster for the full tour schedule

BIGGEST CONGRATS TO ...
Teena! EK Publishing has chosen your story to view!

Thanks to everyone who partook in this comp, in celebration of our An Aussie Year tour. I so loved reading all of your story ideas and I honestly have no idea how Anouska could have chosen a winner from such a stellar line-up. Congrats, Teena! And happy writing, everyone.

Teena, please do email me here so I can pass you onto Anouska!

Wow, what an incredible tour it's been for An Aussie Year

Tina and I have spent the past month touring the webosphere, visiting dear friends and colleagues with reviews, guest posts, sneak peeks, stacks of giveaways and lots of fun.

Thank you to our divine hosts for all your support! What an incredible, supportive, fabulous bunch of people you are. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for all you have done to make this tour such a success.

If you've missed what went on, just click here for the full tour schedule, with direct links. There are still some chances to win a copy of the book and if you missed out, you can snaffle your own copy right here!

Now, as a grand finale to our grand tour, we're offering something very exciting ... the opportunity to have your children's book manuscript fall right on the desk of the publishers at EK Publishing. How cool is that?

This opportunity is for picture book manuscripts of 500 words or less, and is open to Australian and New Zealand residents only.

All you have to do is leave a comment below with a tempting synopsis (50 words or less) on your story. Anouska Jones, publisher at EK, will read each synopsis, and then choose the story she wishes to see.

Comp ends Thursday 5 December at midnight (Australian EST), so comments must be left before that time to be eligible. The winning entry will be announced on this blog on Friday 6 December, so do watch this space! as you'll need to email us with your details.

You only need to post your entry ONCE. It will appear when I approve the comment.

Thank you to everyone for following us on tour. It's been a fantastic ride and I hope you've enjoyed it as much as Tina and I have. We've simply loved celebrating our Aussie childhood, in all its glory. What a lucky country we are.


23 comments:

Kelly McDonald said...

With one slice of cake left on the plate, the race is on to see who will get it. Grandpa, Grandma, and Mum and Dad, carry on just like the kids in this family battle. So who gets the last piece of cake?

Kelly McDonald said...

This looks like a really lovely book. Congratulations Tania and Tina!I enjoyed your tour ;)
x x kelly

vicki said...

Why is Jonah so angry? He jumps, kicks and screams even his dinosaur lays on the floor confused by what it sees. 'Mummy why am I so angry?'Jonah asks in confused and in tears. Mummy cuddles him, 'you have Aspergers my darling but I'll calm all the fear.'

vicki said...

Love the book and love your work!

Matthew Ross said...

Max is a very normal boy. He lives with his normal family, in a normal house and enjoys a normal life. One thing that Max thinks is anything but normal are teachers. There are lean teachers, mean teachers and everything in between teachers. Max is baffled by teachers and their peculiarities.

Yvonne Mes said...

A Grumble pulls Oliver’s hair. What a way to wake up! Oliver has woken up grumpy before, but this morning the Grumbles visit in person! They play football on his toast and cause all kinds of mischief. Oliver tries to make the Grumbles behave, until he has a better idea.

Thank you for a wonderful blog tour and congratulations again on your book.

Peter Taylor said...

In WW2, Wag Scrivener is posted to India and is told a traditional Krishna legend that parallels his own journey. He receives a special gift of a bean seed containing a single tiny elephant carving – one elephant, one wish – and he gives it to his sister on his return.

Many thanks for considering this and very best wishes to you all for the success of 'An Aussie Year'.

Michelle Worthington said...

Shakespeare was a great man, but he very difficult as a child. His poor mother had a terrible time trying to prevent his tantrums. Whatever you do, Dont' Upset Shakespeare!

It has been a pleasure and a privledge taking this journey with you Tania. Thank you so much.

Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups said...

HI Tania,

So here is the story.

My Sam has suffered for years from Dyspraxia, anxiety and panic attacks and he is only 8.

A few weeks ago he wrote a speech for school about his experience and how he used to be such a worrier.

I had concerns about him wearing his heart on his sleeve and possibly leaving himself vulnerable to his peers, but he bravely powered on and the reaction and support from the school was mind blowing.

From there the speech became a story about a boy who blows his worries up with an imaginary bazooka.

Sam would love to get it published as a book that could possibly help other kids who suffer from anxiety.

We had no idea where to even start so this is like the universe speaking to us and a HUGE thank you to @Chantelle Ellem for sending us in your direction. xx

Rebecka Shelberg said...

Congratulations on your latest publishing achievement, Tania!

My synopsis is below:

What would you do if you were a hairy, scary Biker with a secret love for Fairy Bread? Hiding it from your mates can be hard, but Gruesome Grant does just that, until one day his secret is revealed!

Lorellyn Tomlinson said...

This story tells two stories with one text and two illustrations. Queenie, a country dog, loves holidays with her cousin in the city. Jessie, a city dog, loves holidays with her cousin in the country. Things are the same and yet different. Which is better? The city or the country?

job said...

Douglas, the stuffed fairy penguin, shares every moment of little Peter's life, but boys' interests change as they grow. Douglas waits patiently in the shadows for the day he will be needed and that day comes. A tale of love and patient loyalty.

Paula Hayes said...

Dan only lost his backpack for a minute. PROMISE. Now Dan has a problem. The problem is long, PONGY and growing bigger everyday. The problem eats tinned fish. Including the tin! It's Owl, the Saltwater Croc and she's Dan's best friend. EVER. But Mum's nose is twitching and she is becoming suspicious...

Bug in a Book said...

The animals in the zoo are bravely saying what they would do if they saw a monster but poor possum is scared. Then the "monsters" arrive and none of their tricks work. Luckily possum is clever. And the "monsters"aren't so scary after all. Sing-song verses.

Kaye Baillie said...

Mandy was nearly a whole big one. She had chubby little hands and chubbly little feet. And with those chubby little feet and hands she squished and squashed and squeeeezed her food. So for her first birthday party, Mandy's parents organise a Cake Smash party. But Mia hates the cake.

Kaye Baillie said...

Oops! Last line should read, 'But Mandy hates the cake.' Was thinking about my great-niece, Mia.

Edie Ikin said...

Denny's a young Tassie Devil, failing miserably at school.
Refusing to spit and screech, Denny insists on chewing food with his mouth closed, always says please and thankyou … he was even caught hugging a wombat.
What can Denny's parents do to help their little Angel get back on track?

The Hills are alive... said...

Luke tells his younger siblings, Tom and Lizzie, their mum is a brain eating zombie. He’s pleased with his story has until he notices it’s dark outside, the night noises have started and Mum has gone. Stories are not so much fun IF they are true...

Jackie Hosking said...

Wolf has a penchant for pork, pork pies, ham sandwiches, braised and stuffed with figs but the pigs have other ideas. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to taste a delicious tale about pigs, twigs, wigs, wolves and pizza.

Teena said...

Dan doesn’t need a family. They’re too much trouble. His shadow keeps him company as he bounces from home to home like a ball no one can catch. When Ann and Phillip choose him to join their ever-expanding family, he decides it might be OK to belong somewhere after all.

Stacey Gladman said...

Bella dreams of travelling to the beach to learn to surf. Encountering a variety of wild life during her trip to the beach she can’t wait to enter the water for the first time.

Tania McCartney said...

Congrats, Teena! Yours has been chosen by Anouska as the story she wants to see more of! Please email me with your details, and thank you everyone everyone for entering!

Kaye Baillie said...

Well done, Teena and thanks very much Tania for the opportunity. Kaye

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