FOUR MORE CHOOK DOOLAN BOOKS IN 2017!










​It's official – I recently signed a new contract with Walker Book Australia for four – that's right, FOUR – more books in the Chook Doolan series. So that means the next two (Saves the Day and The Tiny Guitar), which will come out in August this year, will be joined in 2017 by four more adventures for our nervous little friend.
FOUR MORE CHOOK DOOLAN BOOKS IN 2017!










​It's official – I recently signed a new contract with Walker Book Australia for four – that's right, FOUR – more books in the Chook Doolan series. So that means the next two (Saves the Day and The Tiny Guitar), which will come out in August this year, will be joined in 2017 by four more adventures for our nervous little friend.

James
Roy

NEWS
ONE THOUSAND HILLS  WINS THE ETHEL!
We are thrilled to announce that One Thousand Hills has won the Ethel Turner Prize in the 2017 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Not only that, but we got to speak about OTH​ at the Sydney Writers' Festival.
2018 FESTIVAL NEWS 
Two festival/conference bookings so far for 2018 – the Somerset Celebration of Literature in mid-March, and the Literature Centre Conference in Fremantle in October. More info will be posted here as it comes to hand.


CALL ME MASTER!
Look at me in my funny clothes! Apparently now I'm a Master of Creative Writing. That may or may not be true.




​​ONE THOUSAND HILLS  RELEASED IN CANADA...
...which is awesome! I won't put up a cover image because it's identical to the Australian edition.


12 January, 2017
CHOOK NEWS!
Up and AwayUnhappy Campers, On the Road and Let's Do Diwali! are the next four Chook Doolan books due for release this year. Covers and details to follow!

Also, the first four Turkish editions are now out, and the US editions are on their way. Whoop!


ONE THOUSAND HILLS  WINS MAJOR PRIZE!
Noël and I were delighted to win the 2016 NSW Premier's History Prize, in the young people's category. It was such an honour to have our book recognised in such a way, and t be shortlisted alongside such a fine band of creators and historians. ​​