Dec
31

My top nine 2021

Top 9. What a year, looking at these it feels a lot longer. Signed THE NANCYS screen option with @wearehoodlumThe Nancys’ optioned for screen | Books+Publishing (booksandpublishing.com.au) , HarryCat wore it best @wear_it_purple , managed to get back to see my family in Aotearoa NZ, NANCY BUSINESS published , @writtenbysime review one of my first again 🤩 @allenandunwinnz fantastic post of NANCY BUSINESS in the wild, @booksandpublishing  #booksareessential campaign & first day out of Melbourne lockdown 6 meeting up in a cafe with the legendary @cassmoriarty 🤩🥰 – Wishing you all a very happy new year & a safe and excellent 2022🥳

Dec
29

Diving In Podcast

Thank you so much @diving_in_podcast 🤩🤩🎙🙏🏻💖🧡 Legends! REPOST • @diving_in_podcast In these lazy days between Christmas and New Year we hope you will find time to tune in to our latest episode. Ginny and I talked about these gloriously fun books The Nancys and Nancy Business by R.W. R. McDonald as amateur sleuths and modern day Nancy Drew, Tippy and her outrageous uncles race the clock to solve a serious of crimes that hit the sleepy New Zealand town of Riverstone – great warm hearted holiday reads. 🧡🧡🧡 

https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/sleuthing-heartbreak-and-hoarding-a-chat-about-6/id1480636955?i=1000545675530

 

Dec
19

Mum and Mini Reads Review – Nancy Business

Christmas made! Thank you so much for your review @mum.and.mini.reads 🤩🥰🙏🏻🧡💖🎄REPOST • @mum.and.mini.reads JUST FINISHED
It’s been a little while between books but I’m glad the libraries have reopened and I was able to get my hands on this sequel. Nancy Business is just as good as the first novel The Nancys. It is darkly humorous and the main character Tippy is a little legend. I’ve loved reading about her navigating growing up and finding her identity whilst maintaining her innocence as she tries to keep her family together by solving another mystery.

It’s a must read in my opinion but I just truly love these types of books.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Dec
18

Nancy Business Instagram Review – @narrativefriction

Thank you @narrativefriction 🤩🙏🏻🧡 REPOST • @narrativefriction Nancy Business, by R.W.R McDonald @allenandunwin

Warm and immensely enjoyable (and a reminder that found families are often the best).

💣🧡🏳️‍🌈

Dec
11

Biblio Art Prize – “Is that dad?” by Sonya Duffy

"Is that dad?" by Sonya Duffy

Amazing! “Is that dad” by the talented Sonya Duffy for the Biblio Art Prize

Artwork title: “Is that dad?”

Artist: Sonya Duffy

Artist statement: “This book is half comedic/half drama whodunnit with three amateur detectives investigating a bombing. My art depiction of the book is of Tippy (a young girl and one of the detectives). She recently found out her father’s recent death was a suicide, so she is checking out one of her father’s photos with her magnifying glass. I think what she finds might be the subject of the next book…”

Dec
11

Biblio Art Prize – ‘Who Ya Gonna Call?…’ by Ross Halfacree

'Who Ya Gonna Call?...' by Ross Halfacree

How cool is this! Ross Halfacree’s submission for the Biblio Art Prize

Artwork Title: ‘Who Ya Gonna Call?…’

Artist: Ross Halfacree

Artist statement: “When your local town hall is blown up, “who ya gonna call…?” Who else but the Nancys! The book has so many fertile opportunities to create artistic responses. I decided I would simply celebrate Uncle pike and Devon’s roller coaster relationship and use the slabs of stars to represent the sparkle of the characters, the cleverly weaved joy and “shindiggery”, and the special effervescence of Tippy as her experiences assigned new knowledge and strengths. My mix, distribution and application of colours represent the overall delight, humour and uplift Nancy Business awarded me.”