Today’s podcast features two amazing creators of children’s books. One is a publisher and the other is a writer. And, they’ve popped in to speak with Ken about their journey and offer up some great tips.

Anouska Jones is an award winning publisher from Exile Publishing and their children’s book imprint: EK Books. Their motto is “Books with heart on issues that matter.” She pops in to tell us all about it and maybe with some tips along the way.

Caz Goodwin is a Melbourne based author who writes picture books, short stories, poetry and junior fiction for children. She heads the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) in Victoria and is on the Young Australian Best Book Awards council. She is also the author of one of my favourite picture books at the moment, Daisy Runs Wild.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Anouska Jones: To find out more about Anouska and EK Books, click here

Caz Goodwin: To find out more about Caz, you can check out her website here:

Dates for Daisy Runs Wild:

Saturday 14 March: Melbourne Book Launch, 2pm Readings Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn.

Saturday 28 March: Dromkeen Literary Festival. Caz will be launch Daisy Runs Wild and giving an author talk.
For program details and tickets:

Thursday 2 April: Storytime at The Little Bookroom, 759 Nicholson St, Carlton North.

Tuesday 7 April: Guest speaker at Dymocks First Tuesday Book Club, Camberwell Place (Level 1, above Coles), 793 Burke Road, Camberwell, Victoria.

Thursday 9 April: Koala-themed event with Daisy the giant koala at Great Escape Books, 11am, 75 Great Ocean Road, Airey’s Inlet, Victoria.

Friday 24 April: Koala-themed storytime event at Portland Library, 11am, 32 Bentinck St, Portland, Victoria.

Saturday 25 April: Storytime event at Blarney Books, 1pm, 37 James St, Port Fairy Victoria.


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