Filled with interactive storytelling and audience participation, this session will inspire you to have fun writing your own stories.
Lian Tanner will spill the behind-the-scenes secrets about writing her newest book, Spellhound: The Dragons of Hallow. Lian will share her best tips and tricks and answer all of your burning questions, including: How does it feel to have a book go from being a dismal failure to an award-winner? Where did she get the idea for a giant magical pup? How can you do push-ups for the imagination?
About the book
What do a minch-wiggin, a Queen and a rather large magical pup have in common? They need to find the dragon that has turned their worlds upside down … even if it means revealing all they want to keep hidden. Spellhound is a delightfully pleasing whimsical fantasy novel for readers who love Cressida Cowell or Katrina Nannestad. The Dragons of Hallow series will be continued in 2024 by a companion novel, Fledgewitch.
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: State Library NSW
Lian Tanner has been dynamited while scuba diving and arrested while busking. She once spent a week in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, hunting for a Japanese soldier left there from the Second World War. Her books include the best-selling Keepers trilogy, the Hidden series, the Rogues trilogy, A Clue for Clara, Rita’s Revenge, and picture book Ella and the Ocean (illustrated by Jonathan Bentley). Her stories have been translated into 11 languages and have won two Aurealis Awards for Best Australian Children’s Fantasy, a NSW Premier’s Literary Award, a Tasmanian Literary Award, and a Sisters-in-Crime Davitt Award for Best Children’s Crime Novel.