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Maryam Master interview

Maryam Master is a screenwriter and playwright who loves creating shows for young audiences.

She has adapted three of David Walliams’ books for the stage – Mr StinkBillionaire Boy and The Midnight Gang – as well as Oliver Jeffers’ The Incredible Book Eating Boy.

Maryam began her career in TV, writing for shows like Home and AwayBlinky Bill and was selected by Sesame Workshop as the writer for Elmo’s tour of Australia.

An absolutely phenomenal resume. please give it up for Maryam Master.

Today’s Special Guests

Snakes Awake Interview

Today’s special guests love the outdoors, and are passionate about getting our kids outside and enjoying all that nature has to offer.

So much so, that they’ve written and illustrated a wonderful picture book titled Snakes Awake.

It’s in your bookstores now and to tell us all about it and the process behind the work, please welcome Author Jarrod Paine and Illustrator Shannon Boland

Snakes Awake Interview

For all those in Melbourne, get along to the launch of Snakes Awake

Snakes Awake Book Launch



Book Reviews with Liv

This week, Liv gives us a look into two awesome picture books coming soon from Larrikin House Publishing 

Keeping up with the Dachshunds by Carla Fitzgerald and Rebel Challenger.

Facing the Wave by Rebecca Marshallsay and Vaughan Duck.


Resources Mentioned in this episode

Jarrod Paine: For more info on Jarrod’s work, click here.

Shannon Boland: For more info on this amazing illustrator’s work, click here.

Maryam Master: To find out more about Maryam and her work, click here.

Ford Street Publishing: For more info on this Australian Publishing house, click here.


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