The Grandest Bookshop in the World is… well, in the world now! I’ve been getting messages from total strangers, gorgeous reviews and great news from my publisher, Affirm Press. Here’s some of the media coverage it’s been getting lately.
ABC Radio Melbourne: Afternoons with Jacinta Parsons
Discover the strangeness of Mr Cole’s books, the inspiration for the Departments in the book, and why Vally has such an ‘unusual name.’ Start at minute 45 to catch my interview. (This one was a rush! Jacinta also really made sure people caught my name and the title, which was fantastic.)
My article in the Guardian: Cole’s Book Arcade was Melbourne’s literary funhouse, but its creator was truly inspirational
Even in a gorgeous emporium full of lollies, monkeys, music, funhouse mirrors, toys and talking birds, the best part of Cole’s Book Arcade was Cole himself. (I’m published in the Guardian! Can you believe it?!)
Mornington Peninsula magazine: Enchanting children’s tale revisits a grand chapter in our history
I grew up on the Peninsula so I’m thrilled to be featured in the MP Magazine.
Love Your Bookshop Day: The magic of bookshops
Here’s my post on the Affirm Press website about what made Cole’s Book Arcade magical, and how its spirit lives on.
Alpine Observer: Bright author launches debut novel for children
Another brilliant write-up in our Alpine Victoria newspaper! I reckon that makes me a true local.
ABC Goulburn-Murray: Breakfast with Sandra Moon
The inspiration for The Grandest Bookshop in the World, why I included magic, and some of Mr Cole’s futuristic predictions. Start at 2 hours, 50 minutes to catch my interview.
Review on Better Reading Kids: Cole’s Book Arcade comes to life!
A gorgeous review on Better Reading!
Dymocks Catalogue: Our Favourites for October – Children’s Book of the Month
‘A brilliant, whimsical book… I can’t recommend it enough.’ – Lucy, 13
Good Reading Magazine: Meet the Author!
A short and sweet Q&A with Good Reading Magazine about how the characters were inspired.
Middle Grade Mavens: Episode 66
An outstanding review on this Aussie literature podcast by two Melbourne mums – parents of keen little readers should subscribe immediately! Plus, an interview in which I discuss research, family and the theme of loss.