The Fremantle Press podcast on how to be a children’s book author who knows how to present
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Lesley Reece, founder and former director of The Literature Centre, joins Claire Miller and Georgia Richter for a chat about how to prepare yourself to face a room full of under-17s! Leslie ìmparts top tips for aspiring children’s book writers while Claire and Georgia discuss the merits of book hoovering. Writer and editor Amanda Curtin shares her reading recommendations, and the Comma Chameleon has a slanging match with the hosts.

Topics discussed:
Becoming a children’s book writer
How sharing our mistakes makes us more engaging
What makes a good children’s book presenter
When to use slang in your book, and when not to

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Original music
Title Music and Comma Chameleon Theme by Mo Wilson (copyright 2021)

Sound engineering
Aidan D’Adhemar, Fremantle PA Hire

Claire Miller

Produced by
Tiffany Ko, Claire Miller and Chloe Walton, Fremantle Press Marketing and Communications

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