Heavy Mental

Hey there, web surfers (remember when that was a thing? What a bunch of dorks we all were. Or maybe just me.)

If you haven’t noticed, World Mental Health Day has been a thing this week. I don’t know exactly what day it is/was because I am on holidays and I don’t know what day it is in general. But it’s sometime around now. Anyway, bumbling aside, I did an interview with the Centre for Public Christianity about my mental health thing, my past life as an awkward teenager, the way pretend play set me up for becoming an author, and Jesus going on a fishing trip.

You may notice that I sound a bit doubtful when talking about Jesus and his fishing trip, this is because Anxiety was whispering in my ear ‘You’re getting this wrong. You’re always getting things wrong. You really should shut up’ despite the fact that I know the story very well. That’s the kind of crap Anxiety does. Thanks, Anxiety – ya nong.

You can listen to the podcast here. You can also download it and stuff

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2017 White Ravens

I’m absolutely thrilled that One Would Think the Deep has been included in the 2017 White Ravens catalogue. As explained in the catalogue:

The White Ravens catalogue is the most important annual publication of the International Youth Library. It aims to promote quality in children’s book publishing and has become increasingly useful tool for anyone interested in looking beyond national borders. This year, the White Ravens contain a selection of 200 notable children’s and young adult books from 56 countries published in 38 languages.

The other featured Australian titles are Somewhere Else by Gus Gordon, Iris and the Tiger by Leanne Hall, and The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard.

More information can be found at http://www.ijb.de/home.html