The Midwest Book Review has given Pandamonia a resounding thumbs-up. What a nice way to end 2017! Follow the link above to read the full review.
Happy Christmas to you all. I look forward to sharing more creative adventures with you in 2018. Meantime, here’s a festive poem for you to enjoy.
Dear Father Christmas…don’t despair!
Pull on your boots. Pick up your sack.
You must ignore the non-believers,
And your aching back.
Father Christmas, don’t give up!
Despite the doubters that insist,
That you are but a jolly fake,
And really don’t exist.
Father Christmas, carry on!
Load up the toys. Prepare the deer.
Because in you I will believe,
At least for one more year.
Copyright (Chris Owen 2017)
I am thrilled to reveal that the Chinese translations of Pandamonia (illus. Chris Nixon) and My Superhero (illus. Moira Court) will soon be available, courtesy of United Sky (Beijing) New Media Co. Enjoy!
Zoobopaloobop! I had an absolute blast at the 2017 Perth Writers Festival Family Day. Thanks to everybody who came down and got into the swing of our Pandamonia show featuring fantastic local jazz band, Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys, and our wonderful swing dancers, the Hullabaloo Hoppers. It was great to work with you all. A special mention to the very talented MC, Glenn Swift.
Check out some great books on SCBWI’s Book Blast at http://www.scbwi.org/bookblast.
You will find tons of brilliant reads from middle grade to YA to picture books that can fill your bookshelves at home or at the library.