I’m shouting from the rooftops, grinning!
I’ve been accepted for The New Zealand Society of Authors’ mentorship program. Each year the Society mentors twenty writers, but only two of those twenty can be mentored for children’s works. I’m lucky to be one of those two. 🙂
Kyle Mewburn will be mentoring me.
Together we’ll work on my junior novel, and whip it into shape. I’m so excited! Without giving any spoilers, this novel has a martial arts theme!
Kyle is a great author. I first came across his work at kindy when my little girl asked me to read, and re-read, and re-read, and … you get the picture … Kiss Kiss! Yuck Yuck! It was such a fun book that I wished I’d written it myself. Then I started asking her if we could read it! Needless to say, we now have an autographed copy.
I’ve met Kyle a few times and enjoyed his down-to-earth nature and great sense of humour. He’s written over twenty picture books, numerous junior novels – Dinosaur Rescue series, Pop Hooper series and others – and many school readers. It’s an honour to be mentored by Kyle. I look forward to working with him and having fun along the way.
I’m a little nervous to hear what he’ll think of my work! Wouldn’t you be?
My daughter loved Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! What were some of your favourite children’s books? Leave a comment and let me know!