It would be 40 years ago when Michael and I went for picnics along the Bell River near Wellington in western NSW and enjoyed finding good river bends to spot platypus. The thrill has been an enduring memory for us. We have always hoped that our grandchilren will have this opportunity as well. Hence there is great excitement and pride to be included in The Society of Women Writers NSW new and celebratory Anthology ‘Splash, Slither, Squark’ created for young people empowering them to advocate for our wildlife and planet. It is full of hope for our future and the proceeds go to helping to restore our unique flora and fauna especially our wombats and our Bush Fire service.
Children including three of our grandchildren (during their homeschooling term) have joined in illustrating the stories, poetry, articles and adding their voice to this anthology.
The home of Society is The State Library Of NSW. Chief Librarian John Vallance is an amazing advocate of children’s book and we are proud of his support of the anthology.
Margaret Hamilton Wombat Care Bundanoon, NSW Rural Fire Service Lithgow, New South Wales Society of Women Writers Victoria Fans of SCBWI City of Sydney ABC Sydney Christmas Press Picture Books The Children’s Bookshop ALT Media Jackie French City Hub Sydney RSPCA Australia Lisa Berryman HarperCollins HarperCollins Books Australia Pat Simmons Jacqui Brown Writer Tory Gervay
Buy a copy to save our wombats & support the bushfire appeal –
Splash, Slither, Squawk!
Edited by Michele Bomford and Julie Anne Thorndyke
ISBN 978-0-9808407-5-9 RRP $20 https://womenwritersnsw.org/
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To celebrate our 95th birthday The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc – the oldest association of women writers in Australia has collaborated to create Splash, Slither, Squark, and anthology to empower our children to be advocates for the future of our planet.