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October Success For Write Links Members

What a month it has been for Write Links members! We had a fantastic presentation by Sheryl Gwyther at our last Write Links meeting on the finer art of writing short stories for children. It was fabulous to hear several of our members had articles and short stories accepted by The School Magazine after attending the Story Arts Festival. Congratulations to Cherri Ryan and Betty Collarson!

October also saw THREE launches by Write Links members:


Samantha Wheeler launched
Mister Cassowary her latest junior fiction novel by UQP at Riverbend Books.

Big bird. Big mystery. Can Flynn solve it?

New from the author of bestselling Smooch & Rose and Spud & Charli, Mister Cassowary is a thrilling adventure about these unique and dangerous birds.

City boy Flynn is taken to Mission Beach by his dad to ready his Grandad Barney’s banana farm for sale. Flynn has never been north before, even when his grandad was alive, and the last thing he wants to do is to be stuck in the middle of woop-woop with his dad who thinks he is too young to be trusted with anything!

But when Flynn meets local girl Abby and two lost baby cassowaries things become interesting. What does Abby know about Grandad’s mysterious death? And why does Dad refuse to talk about it and seem so scared of the cassowaries? Did this dinosaur-like bird kill Grandad?

Time is running out and Flynn and Abby need a plan. Can Flynn solve the mystery before it is too late for the cassowaries?

A thrilling and heart-pounding adventure for animal lovers everywhere. (From the UQP website)


Karen Tyrrell launched her latest junior fiction novel, Jo-Kin Battles the IT at Logan North Library.

Goof ball Josh Atkins aka Jo-Kin wins the Super Space Kid contest alongside nerdy Sam Jones aka Sam-Wich.

Their first Super Space Kid mission is to save the galaxy from deadly alien, called the It. When the It kidnaps Captain Astra, it’s a race against time. Can Josh save Astra, the galaxy and us all … before it’s too late?

Blast off with Jo-Kin in this hilarious space adventure to empower kids with resilience, team building and brain power skills, illustrated by Trevor Salter.


Yvonne Mes launched her picture book Meet Sidney Nolan, illustrated by Sandra Eterovic, published by Random House Australia at the Mad Hatters Bookshop.

Sidney Nolan is one of Australia’s most admired and recognised visual artists. This is the story of how he developed his iconic Ned Kelly series of paintings, brought modernist art to Australia and took Australian art to an admiring international audience.

Part of a picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia’s history, including iconic painter Sidney Nolan.

From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to Banjo Paterson, the Meet … series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia’s history.


  • Karen Tyrrell
    January 10, 2017

    YAY! I’m so Proud to belong to Write Links – Creating Kids’ & YA Books. Look at all our Success in October including my own, Jo-Kin Battles the It by Karen Tyrrell, Mister Cassowary by Samantha Wheeler and Meet Sidney Nolan by Yvonne Mes, Congrats to Betty Cabral Collerson and Cherri Ryan for your school magazine publications … Karen 🙂

  • Rebecca Sheraton
    January 10, 2017

    Great to see so many success stories coming out of Write Links!

  • Danielle Freeland
    January 10, 2017

    What great success! Congratulations to all these talented authors.

  • Samantha Wheeler
    February 10, 2017

    Thank you everyone at Writelinks for your support and encouragement, and for inspiring me to keep writing!

  • Melanie
    February 10, 2017

    Write Links is the place to be!. Well done Cherri, Betty, Sam, Karen and our fearless leader Yvonne.

  • Norah Colvin
    July 10, 2017

    Great news! Congratulations one and all! 🙂

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