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Ford Street News Feb 2017

Best wishes for 2017 from Ford Street Publishing and Creative Net Speakers' Agency

Everyone is welcome to the launch of Paul Collins' Harry Kruize, Born to Lose and
Michael Panckridge's Legends books
Down the Line and Clearing the Pack.

Michael Pryor will be our launcher for the afternoon.
Come along and have a chat with him and many other authors and illustrators who will be in attendance.

Where: 162 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, Victoria       Date: Sunday March 19
Time: Noon
RSVP March 15, Terrie,
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Upcoming Titles

Check out our latest titles due out soon:
Harry Kruize, Born to Lose by Paul Collins
Down the Line and Clearing the Pack by Michael Panckridge
Glitch by Michelle Worthington and illustrated by Andrew Plant
Ready, Steady, Hatch! by Ben Long and illustrated by DM Cornish
Great Goal! Marvellous Mark! by Katrina Germein and illustrated by Janine Dawson

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Book Week

CBCA Children's Book Week 2017 runs from
18-25 August.

The theme this year is Escape from Everywhere.

Go to Creative Net Speakers' Agency to book an author/illustrator visit to make your Book Week extra special.
www.creativenetspeakers.com




 

Themed Workshops

Looking for an author/illustrator to cover ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day?

Andrew Plant, the author of The Poppy is based in Victoria, while Pamela Rushby, the author of Flora's War, is available for workshops in Queensland.



 

Literary Festivals

Thinking of hosting a literary event? Contact us for a quote. It's not as expensive as you might think. We provide the authors and illustrators, the MC, schedule, and show bags – the lot!

Contact Paul Collins at
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New Short Story Collections

Ford Street's publisher Paul Collins (in collaboration with Meredith Costain and illustrated by Anil Tortop), has two new collections of short stories out with Scholastic this month.

Check out 6 Minute Stories for 6 Year Olds and 7 Minute Stories for Seven Year Olds.

[ISBNs 9781760156992 & 9781760157005]




 

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Creative Net News

David Caddy is now represented by Creative Net Speakers' Agency.

Welcome to the team!

Remember, we don't charge a booking fee!

 
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Ford Street

 
 

Best wishes for 2017 from Ford Street and Creative Net Speakers’ Agency

Everyone is welcome to the launch of Paul Collins’ Harry Kruize, Born to Lose and Michael Panckridge’s Legends books Down the Line and Clearing the Pack.

Michael Pryor will be our launcher for the afternoon. Come along and have a chat with him and many other authors and illustrators who will be in attendance.

Where: 162 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Date: Sunday March 19
Time: Noon
RSVP March 15, Terrie,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Titles

Check out our latest titles due soon:
Harry Kruize, Born to Lose by Paul Collins
Down the Line and Clearing the Pack by Michael Panckridge
Glitch, by Michelle Worthington and illustrated by Andrew Plant
Ready, Steady, Hatch! by Ben Long and illustrated by DM Cornish
Great Goal! Marvellous Mark! by Katrina Germein and illustrated by Janine Dawson.

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Book Week

CBCA Children’s Book Week 2017 runs from 18-25 August.

The theme this year is Escape to Everywhere.

Go to Creative Net Speakers’ Agency to book an author/illustrator visit to make your Book Week extra special.
www.creativenetspeakers.com

 

 

Themed Workshops

Looking for an author or illustrator to cover ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day?

Andrew Plant the author/illustrator of The Poppy is based in Victoria, while Pamela Rushby, the author of Flora’s War, is available for workshops in Queensland.

 

Literary Festivals

Thinking of hosting a literary event? Contact us for a quote. It’s not as expensive as you might think. We provide the authors and illustrators, the MC, schedule, and show bags – the lot!

Contact Paul Collins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

 

We're on Instagram!

Ford Street is on Instagram. Follow us to see what's going on in the office!

New Short Story Collections

Ford Street’s publisher, Paul Collins
(in collaboration with Meredith Costain and illustrated by Anil Tortop), has two new collections of short stories out with Scholastic in February.

Check out 6 Minute Stories for 6 year olds and 7 Minute Stories for 7 year olds.

[ISBNs 9781760156992 & 9781760157005]

Creative Net News

David Caddy is now represented by Creative Net Speakers’ Agency.

Welcome to the team!

Remember, we don’t charge a booking fee!

 

 

Grand Opening

Gondor Writers' Centre's new workshop venue at Landsborough (Qld) is ready to go!!

Please join us for our opening party on February 11th at 2 pm.
Meet author Paul Collins who will launch the venue.

All attendees will go into a draw to win a FREE workshop of their choice.

See the website for more details:
http://www.gondorwriterscentre.com/breaking-news

New Distributors

Just a reminder that we're now represented by NewSouth Books and distributed by TL Distribution. Contact details below.

Best wishes,
The Ford Street team

 
 
 
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October

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Farewell Jack and Molly

Ford Street has sadly farewelled our gatehouse guardians Jack and Molly in the past year.

It’s now up to Benji to stand guard. At eleven weeks old he’s proving himself very capable. Pull hard enough on this string and that cat will surely topple!

(Don’t worry, we cut the string before the inevitable could happen.)

 

Upcoming Titles

We have a great line up of books scheduled for October release. Just a reminder that while some Ford Street titles are showing at TL Distribution as “unavailable” or “on order”, this is due to stock being processed. It can take some time. Be assured that every Ford Street book is still in print and available.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are having difficulties ordering our titles.

 

Sneak Preview!

Ready, Steady, Hatch!, by Ben Long and David Cornish, will be our first release of 2017.

Ten chicks are excited to discover the world outside their eggshells, but the smallest is soon separated from the rest. Where can she be?

This is a rollicking adventure about curiosity, camaraderie and, above all, having a play along the way! For pre-order details, contact our distributors at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Literary Festival

Ford Street is gearing up to present a literary festival at Scotch College. Here’s some of the group that toured schools in Rockhampton and Emerald last month: Robert Favretto, Justin D’Ath, Meredith Costain, Julie Fison, Pamela Rushby, Paul Collins and Marjory Gardner (L-R from top).

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like us to organise a literary festival for you. It's cheaper than you might think.

We're on Instagram!

Ford Street is on Instagram. Follow us to see what's going on in the office!

New Plays

Our illustrious publisher, Paul Collins, is still writing.

Pearson has just published his three new plays in their Bug Club Fluent Fiction Play series.

Meet the Team

Ford Street is currently supported by Raquel, Tiana, Jaimi, Emma and Tim (L-R).

Robyn and Gemma are at their ‘real’ jobs. Good luck for the future, we miss you already!

Creative Net News

Creative Net Speakers’ Agency is now representing Marie Alafaci (VIC), Craig Cormick (ACT), Harry Laing (NSW), Josh Langley (WA), Patrick Guest (VIC), and Stef Hodgson (VIC). Welcome to the team!

Remember, we don’t charge a booking fee!

New Distributors

Just a reminder that we're now represented by NewSouth Books and distributed by TL Distribution. Contact details below.

Best wishes,
Jaimi Kuster

 
 
 
Copyright © 2016 Creative Net, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
162 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, VIC 3067, Australia.
Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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Best wishes for 2017 from Ford Street Publishing and Creative Net Speakers' Agency

Everyone is welcome to the launch of Paul Collins' Harry Kruize, Born to Lose and
Michael Panckridge's Legends books
Down the Line and Clearing the Pack.

Michael Pryor will be our launcher for the afternoon.
Come along and have a chat with him and many other authors and illustrators who will be in attendance.

Where: 162 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, Victoria Date: Sunday March 19
Time: Noon
RSVP March 15, Terrie,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Upcoming Titles

Check out our latest titles due out soon:
Harry Kruize, Born to Lose by Paul Collins
Down the Line and Clearing the Pack by Michael Panckridge
Glitch by Michelle Worthington and illustrated by Andrew Plant
Ready, Steady, Hatch! by Ben Long and illustrated by DM Cornish
Great Goal! Marvellous Mark! by Katrina Germein and illustrated by Janine Dawson

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Book Week

CBCA Children's Book Week 2017 runs from
18-25 August.

The theme this year is Escape from Everywhere.

Go to Creative Net Speakers' Agency to book an author/illustrator visit to make your Book Week extra special.
www.creativenetspeakers.com




Themed Workshops

Looking for an author/illustrator to cover ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day?

Andrew Plant, the author of The Poppy is based in Victoria, while Pamela Rushby, the author of Flora's War, is available for workshops in Queensland.




Literary Festivals

Thinking of hosting a literary event? Contact us for a quote. It's not as expensive as you might think. We provide the authors and illustrators, the MC, schedule, and show bags – the lot!

Contact Paul Collins at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





New Short Story Collections

Ford Street's publisher Paul Collins (in collaboration with Meredith Costain and illustrated by Anil Tortop), has two new collections of short stories out with Scholastic this month.

Check out 6 Minute Stories for 6 Year Olds and 7 Minute Stories for Seven Year Olds.

[ISBNs 9781760156992 & 9781760157005]



We're on Instagram!

Ford Street is on Instagram. Follow us to see what's going on in the office!

 
 

Creative Net News

David Caddy is now represented by Creative Net Speakers' Agency.

Welcome to the team!

Remember, we don't charge a booking fee!
Facebook
Twitter
Website
Copyright © 2017 Creative Net, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
162 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, Vic 3067, Australia

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2016 HAS ARRIVED


And with it comes an exciting line-up of new releases from Ford Street.

This year is to be filled with wild and imaginative fantasies, chilling thrillers and adventures. There are stories for both children and teens alike, and sequels and new stories from our favourite authors.
First up in March comes Dance, Bilby, Dance, both written and illustrated by Tricia Oktober.

With vivid and colourful illustrations, Bilby learns to dance across pages and into imaginations.

Recommended for children ages 5+, Dance, Bilby, Dance comes out just in time for Easter, and makes a great companion to Tricia's other titles Butterfly and Oscar, Blue Moon and The Lost Tail (written by Patricia Bernard).
 
Next up in April comes the much anticipated sequel to DC Green's Monster School.

Goblin Mafia Wars continues the adventures of PT, the human king of Monstro City, as he faces new challenges—like the fact that everyone wants him dead! With the help of his Dead Gang monster mates, will PT be able to prevent a goblin mafia world and save the world?

For ages 10 and up.


Also out in April is a new, revised version of best-selling Isobelle Carmody's Alyzon Whitestarr.

After an accident which temporally leaves Alyzon in a coma, she wakes up to find herself with a strange new ability. Alyzon can smell emotions, and perceive people's essences—and concurrently has a new sense for danger.

Alyzon Whitestarr was the winner of the Aurealis Award for best young adult novel in 2005.
 
Out in May from new author Cheree Peters is Time Catcher, the first book in The Variants series.

This post-apocalyptic tale follows Althea, who lives a luxurious life until she is kidnapped by the vicious Variants—but not everything is as it seems, and Althea is soon questioning everything she thought she knew.

Time Catcher is recommended for ages 12 and up.
 
In June comes the edge-of-your-seat thriller Three from Justin D'Ath, author of the internationally best -selling Extreme Adventures.

When the president of Zuntuga dies, his son, Sunday Balewo, finds himself on the run from the unlikeliest of assassins—a baboon with a bomb.

Three is an excellent book for reluctant readers with non-stop action and short chapters.
These are only some of Ford Street's upcoming releases, however. For a full list of books, see here.
And don't forget that you can book any of our authors or illustrators (and many more) for your next event at Creative Net Speakers' Agency.
We don't charge a booking fee!
 
 
 
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