'The best books, reviewed with insight and charm, but without compromise.'
- author Jackie French

Thursday 23 April 2009

About Us - Tania McCartney

Who: Tania McCartney

Title: Reviewer and KBR Founder

Location: Canberra

A bit about: I'm an author, publisher, editor, blogger and book-obsessed, writing addict who has been penning books since my early years. I absolutely adore children's books, travel, design, photography, throwing a fab kids party and devouring raspberries. I also love to bake, create travel photo books and garden. I've lived in England, France and China... next dream home: New York City. I currently live in Canberra with a very supportive husband, two gorgeous kids and a mountain of books.

Favourite thing about KBR: Its glorious to enjoy children’s book reviews, and even more fun to write them! I’m also loving the sensational author and illustrator interviews, which are always fascinating. I’m really big on supporting Australian literary talent and encouraging book exposure and literacy with kids – and my hope is that KBR contributes to this vital need.

Latest book faves: Changing every day! but right now – Heath McKenzie’s Aussie A-Z series, Peter Carnavas, Magabala Books, anything by Emily Gravett.

Which author/illustrator most coveted for an interview and why: Enid Blyton, because I want to dive into her mind.

Biggest personal writing dream: To become a well-loved Australian children’s writer, to run a magazine, to write more adult non-fiction.

Currently working on: The next book in the Riley series of picture books – Riley and the Curious Koala: A journey around Sydney. A brand new handmade designer concept book called handmade living. – Canberra handmade Market’s first publication. A sensational new travel series for kids, in collaboration with a very talented fellow writer.

Email: here and more info on Tania taniamccartney.com.

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