My first published byline!

News: my first published byline! | bookboy.com.auBefore I started my own blog in July 2016, I wrote book reviews for two different websites – one was Creative Kids Tales, and one was Children’s Books Daily.

Yesterday, I received in the mail a contributor copy of Raising Readers: How to nurture a child’s love of books by Megan Daley, the award-winning teacher-librarian who runs the Children’s Books Daily site.

I was sent a contributor copy because I wrote a piece for this book about my journey as a reader, how I find the books I read and some reasons why I think kids stop reading in their teens.

Yes, it’s my first published byline!

I’m excited to be part of this book, which is full of tips and advice from Megan about how to get kids reading, and also features contributions by some of Australia’s favourite children’s authors, such as Kathryn Apel, Jacqueline Harvey, Will Kostakis, Sophie Masson, Belinda Murrell, Allison Rushby, and R.A. Spratt.

Raising Readers is on sale from 2 April, 2019, and you can pre-order a copy here.