What Will You Make Today?
What Will You Make Today? is a non-fiction picture book that invites children to explore the many ways they can make a difference in the world.
In a world bursting with possibilities, what will you make today? Will you make believe? Will you make noise? Will you make a wish? Will you make an excuse? Will you make things right? Will you make up your mind? Will you make a difference?
A series of questions subtly builds perspective from a personal standpoint, culminating in a wholistic view of the world. What Will You Make Today? aims to show children how their choices can effect change and make an impact in their own lives, in the lives of others and in the world.
FORMAT: 283mm x 230mm (Landscape)
32pp RRP $27.95 (hbk) Ages 4+
PUBLISHER: Storytorch Press (1 June 2023)
DISTRIBUTION: Peribo Fine Books (Australia)
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Fragments – The Web Series
View HERE or click the image below.
Launch by the ACT Arts Minister, Tara Cheyne
23 February, National Film and Sound Archives, Canberra
A big thank you to the 150 or so people who attended the premiere of Fragments on 23rd February. It was a wonderful celebration of the journey from stage play to book to web series. Guests were the first to view the full cut of the web series, followed by a Q&A with members of the Canberra creative and production team. The ACT Arts Minister, Tara Cheyne, officially launched the work.
Photos: Photox – Canberra Photographic Services
Fragments: Official Trailer (October 2022)
The Fragments web series was made possible by the collaboration, dedication, inspiration and perseverance of a talented and diverse production team. You can view production credits HERE.
Fragments – The Book
2nd Edition – NEW!
Fragments: Journeys from Isolation to Connection
Ages 12+ I Big Ideas Press I ISBN 978-0-6450998-1-2 I Pbk I 124pp I YA fiction/Hybrid novel with graphic elements
RELEASE: 1 March 2023
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Eight lives untethered.
Eight voices in the dark.
Eight stories of adversity.
Eight lost souls looking for hope.
Tasked with a creative exploration of their mental health and wellbeing, eight students are plunged into the harsh terrain of their psyches, each a fragment of an elusive whole. With seemingly nothing in common, will they ever find their way back … to themselves and each other?
An unflinching glimpse into young people’s lives today.
Riveting. Real. Relatable.
- Adapted from the widely acclaimed play, Fragments by Maura Pierlot.
- 2nd edition (2022) includes updated and expanded content.
- Printed in narrative (hybrid) format with illustrations/graphics.
- Adapted by the author as an eight-part WEB SERIES (release date: 23 February 2023), supported by the ACT Government.
Fragments: Journeys from Isolation to Connection
Ages 12+ I Big Ideas Press I ISBN 9780645099805 I Pbk I 126pp I YA (Play, Drama)
Release date: 1 October 2021
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Raw, unsettling, ironic, funny, heartbreaking, authentic – Fragments is all of this and more.
(Elizabeth Toohey, Canberra)
Fragments gives audiences a multi sensory, embodied experience of what it’s like to be a teenager in distress (…) and opens up the vital possibility of connection.
(Erin Stewart, Artshub)
29 October 2021, 5pm
The Book Cow, Kingston ACT
(Mental Health Month)
The adaptation of the work for the digital space, supported by The ACT Government through artsACT, will be released later in 2021.
True North (formerly, Freefalling)
Young Adult Fiction (unpublished)
A downward spiral of extreme weight loss, self-loathing and broken friendships thrusts a young girl into a battle for survival against her biggest enemy: herself.
Winner, CBCA Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program (2017)
Winner, Charlotte Waring Barton Award (2017)
Runner Up, NSW Writers Centre Varuna Award (2016)
Shortlisted, Publisher Introduction Program, Varuna (2015)
A powerful story about love and loss, friendship and fitting in, and finding your place in the world.
Comments from beta readers:
This is the book I wish I read in high school. (Chelsea, age 42)
This story changed my life. (Shanelle, age 13)
I stepped into the world of my daughter and everything started to make sense. (Peter, mid-50s)
Humorous, heart-breaking and hopeful. In a word: unforgettable. (Fiona, 40s)
I want more True North! Please make it a series! (Alicia, age 14)
The Trouble in Tune Town
Musical Reading with Author
Children’s Picture Book, Little Steps Publishing (2017)
Meg is Tune Town’s best music performer, but she’s having trouble rehearsing. So much trouble, in fact, that the notes have run right off the music sheet! Can Meg find the notes in time for her big concert? Or are they closer to home than she thought? A colourful book for music–loving–and–learning kids of all ages.
Winner, ACT Writing and Publishing Award (Children’s category, 2018)
Winner, Best Children’s Illustrated E-Book (2018), Independent Book Publishers Awards, USA
Finalist, Children’s Picture Book Hardcover Fiction, International Book Awards (2018), USA
Finalist, Children’s Picture Book, Hardcover Fiction, Best Book Awards, American Bookfest (2018), USA
Selected to feature on Kindling Radio (January 2018)
Purchase your copy of The Trouble in Tune Town today!
SPECIAL PRICE: $23.42 AUD – includes free shipping anywhere in the world!
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