Jawsome with RJ Timmis Taco Podcast

Today’s guest left high school and studied animation at Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art before branching out into design and illustration.

At the same time, she enrolled in a professional children’s writing course, where she wrote her first award-winning short story.

From here she went on to write and illustrate the hugely popular book series, Mertales with Allen and Unwin Books.  And, she’s popped in today to chat all about her new series of hilarious books, and let me just say, book one is absolutely JAWSOME!

Everybody, give a big cheer for the one and only, RJ Timmis. Woo-hooo!

Jawsome with RJ Timmis


Author/illustrator: RJ Timmis

Publisher: Allen and Unwin, Australia, 2023


Other things mentioned in this episode:

If you want to hear the Jawsome song, Sharktacular, you can click here.  

Jawsome Book launch events: Check out The Quick Brown Fox Bookstore and Where The Wild Things Are bookstore in Brisbane for upcoming Jawsome launch details in September 2023.

Pitch it! Competition. For more information about this awesome writing comp run by Just Write For Kids, check out their website here. 

Congratulations to St John’s Primary School in Heidelberg, Vic for winning our Picture Book Giveaway Pack. Four amazing books coming your way!

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