Writing Across Genres with Alison Reynolds


A Year with Marmalade blog tour

I am thrilled to welcome a very special guest to my blog From Hook to Book today, my good friend and writing buddy, Alison Reynolds, to celebrate the launch of her fabulous new picture book A Year with Marmalade, illustrated by the very talented Heath McKenzie.

Alison is the prolific author of over 30 books, including the fantastic choose-your-own-adventure Ranger in Danger series and the gorgeous Why I love…and Baby Talk series. She writes across the entire spectrum from board books, picture books, chapter books through to novels. How does she do it? Is there a difference in her writing process between these different genres? Pop over to From Hook to Book and discover the secrets to Alison’s writerly success.


Grab your last chance to enter her cute cat competition.

Marmalade’s personality really shines through in Alison Reynolds and Heath McKenzie’s newest picture book A Year with Marmalade. Share your favourite picture showing your cat’s personality to win.

The winner will receive a signed copy of A Year with Marmalade and a copy of the picture book Lighty Faust the Lion, a book about a much bigger cat.
Share your favourite picture of your cat by uploading it to author Alison Reynolds’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/alison.reynolds.524 or email it to Alison as a low res jpeg file at alrey@msn.com.au and she’ll upload it on her website www.alisonreynolds.com.au
Entries close on the 1st of September.

A Year with Marmalade is published by Five Mile Press ISBN: 9781742488806

Today’s visit wraps up a busy blog tour by Alison Reynolds and Heath McKenzie and, if you’ve missed any of their stops, you can catch up with their other terrific tips and insights into writing and illustrating at the following tour links: (Also check out their websites at http://www.alisonreynolds.com.au and http://www.heathmck.com.)

Tour Stops:

7th  August  Dee White (Picture Book Writing Tips)


9th  August  Karen Tyrrell (How to Get Published)


11th August  Tania McCartney (Review)


13th August  Pass It On (The Marmalade Journey)


14th August  Kathryn Apel (Let’s Get Catty – a competition)


17th August  Dale Harcombe (Review and interview)


20th August  Peter Taylor (How the Book was Created)


22nd August  Susan Stephenson (Review)


23rd August  Robyn Opie Parnell (Writing a Picture Book)


27th August  Sally Odgers (5 Reasons to write picture books)


29th  August  Angela Sunde (Illustrating Marmalade – the process with Heath McKenzie)


31st August Chris Bell (Writing Across Genres)