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Monday, 19 June 2017

Introducing -- our new Meet The Illustrator Coordinator!


Good news often succeeds wistful goodbyes. Today we farewell another valued member of the KBR family, Nicky Johnston who, after several glorious months of coordinating our Meet The Illustrator interviews, is now packing away her KBR pencils to dedicate more time to her zillion other creative projects. On behalf of the entire KBR team, I thank Nicky for her efforts and wish her even more illuminating moments to come as she immerses herself ever deeper into her craft.

Stepping up into the Coordinator's Role is the equally radiant, Sally Fawcett.

Sally  is an Author/Illustrator, Primary School Teacher and Mum to three kids, a dog and four chickens. She lives in the beautiful country town of Margaret River in the South of Western Australia. Sally loves to draw pictures that move the soul and elicit feelings of connection with nature and people. Sally has published two picture books with EK Books What Could it Be? in 2016 and Through the Gate in 2017. She likes to write stories that inspire readers to interact with the pages and to think beyond the book.

The whole team is as excited as I am to welcome Sally aboard and can't wait to see what wondrous creative talent she can round up for us.

Our amazing team continues to swell and sparkle. Allow yourself to be dazzled and learn more about  them, here.

Meantime, I invite you to get to know Sally.

Yours enthusiastically

Dimity, KBR Managing Editor

Welcome Sally Fawcett!

Sally loves to draw pictures that move the soul and elicit feelings of connection with nature and other people. Sally won 2nd place Peoples’ Choice 2015 and 1st place Peoples’ Choice 2017 at the Margaret River Annual Art Auction. She also won Peoples’ Choice at the Margaret River Readers and Writers’ Festival Art Competition 2017. These wins were a great encouragement to keep creating. Sally mostly uses ink and watercolour on paper for her artistic creations.
 

Sally has published two picture books with EK Books What Could it Be? in 2016 and Through the Gate in 2017.She likes to write stories that inspire readers to interact with the pages and to think beyond the book. Her ideas come from the children in her classes at school, her own children, children in the street and sometimes from her own childhood.  These ideas tend to jump into her mind while in the shower or doing the dishes—perhaps the flow of water brings the flow of ideas. Sally has many more ideas for picture books clambering for a space in her mind and demanding she sits down and actually gets them on paper. 

Sally also works part-time as a primary school relief teacher. Her favourite subjects to teach are, not surprisingly, Art and Writing. But she also loved to teach Maths!  Sally reads picture books to children every day, even bigger kids!  She believes no-one is too old for a picture book. 


Visit Sally at her Blog, here.

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