Jessica Walton, co-creator of the new graphic novel Stars in Their Eyes, says when young people become disabled or are born with a disability, they're often in a family of non-disabled people and don't always get connected to the disabled community soon enough. She’s passionate about all young people getting to see themselves represented in literature, film and television and believes that adults have a responsibility to make sure children are exposed to disability in the fictional world before they interact with them in the real world.
Being kind to your writing self
Diversifying your bookshelf
Encouraging kids to make a career out of writing
Self-care and writing time when you have a disability
Representation in literature
Using a Kickstarter campaign to get your book published
Working with an illustrator
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‘Steel Cap Serenade’ by Aidan D’Adhemar, © 2021
Aidan D’Adhemar, Fremantle PA Hire
Claire Miller, Fremantle Press Marketing and Communications Manager
This podcast was produced in Walyalup in Whadjuk Boodja, on the lands of the Noongar people.