14 episodes

G’day and welcome to the podcast where authors, readers and publishing experts share their experiences, ideas, tricks and publishing tips.

If you’re looking for great kids books or tips on writing books, you’ll find it right here with your host, Ken Williams.

Ken is a Sagittarius, 6ft 4, mesmerising blue eyes, tanned complexion and unfortunately a compulsive fib-teller (5ft 5 and as ugly as a bucket of nails). But seriously, he has got a great face for podcasting. He is the Author of Annabel’s Chewy Gooey Birthday Cake and blogger at www.readingwithachanceoftacos.com

Ladies and Gentlemen, get set for all the fun of kids books.

Reading with a chance of tacos Ken Williams

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G’day and welcome to the podcast where authors, readers and publishing experts share their experiences, ideas, tricks and publishing tips.

If you’re looking for great kids books or tips on writing books, you’ll find it right here with your host, Ken Williams.

Ken is a Sagittarius, 6ft 4, mesmerising blue eyes, tanned complexion and unfortunately a compulsive fib-teller (5ft 5 and as ugly as a bucket of nails). But seriously, he has got a great face for podcasting. He is the Author of Annabel’s Chewy Gooey Birthday Cake and blogger at www.readingwithachanceoftacos.com

Ladies and Gentlemen, get set for all the fun of kids books.

    Interview with Rose Stanley

    Interview with Rose Stanley

    Author, Rose Stanley drops in to discuss her book, Brain Tricks. She talks about her work in schools helping kids deal with emotional pain. Grammar expert, Raff Lagatta pops in to talk about his website that helps writers and he offers up a few fun grammar tips. And, of course, we announce Character of the Week

    • 20 min
    Interview with author Vikki Conley

    Interview with author Vikki Conley

    Vikki Conley is one of Australia's busiest children's authors. Her first 3 books came out within a month of each other and she's got more coming in March and April this year. Vikki has come along today to tell Ken all about it. How the work came about and what it's like to burst onto the children's writing scene. She's also happy to share some tips and ideas on writing for children and what's she's learning about the industry. 

    • 20 min
    Interview with Tania McCartney

    Interview with Tania McCartney

    Author, Illustrator, journalist and founder of Kids Book Review, Tania McCartney joins Ken to discuss her writing life, offers up some great tips and ideas on what the Australian kids book industry needs.

    Author Vikki Conley drops by to answer the Top 5 Tacos questions and we announce Character of the Week.

    • 21 min
    Belinda Landsberry talks picture books for all ages

    Belinda Landsberry talks picture books for all ages

    Author Belinda Landsberry shares her writing journey and writing tips and talks about her new book, Once, I was loved. Also, Tania McCartney drops in to answer some taco questions on writing great characters and we announce the the Gold Taco Winner for Character of the Week. 

    • 20 min
    Adam Wallace on self-publishing and creating your own luck

    Adam Wallace on self-publishing and creating your own luck

    Adam Wallace on overcoming rejection, self-publishing and creating your own luck.

    From 200 rejections, to a book in the White House and the New York Times Best Seller List, Author, Adam Wallace gained enormous momentum through his energy and creativity. This is ideal listening for all aspiring writers and anyone who’s wanted a career in books.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    www.readingwithachanceoftacos.com

    More about Adam Wallace

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Peet

    • 18 min
    Amelia McInerney interview

    Amelia McInerney interview

    Author, Amelia McInerney shares her writing journey, how she writes her stories, character development and great writing tips. Amelia has burst on to the children’s book scene in a huge way, her debut picture book, The Book Chook was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia’s book of the year awards and with many more hitting the shelves real soon, this is a must listen for emerging authors and lovers of kids books. Ken also reviews the Andy Rash comedy favourite, Are you a horse? 

    • 20 min

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