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In the Dark of Night Anthology Launch

Over the weekend the CreativeINK team and the anthology authors celebrate the launch of our very first annual anthology In the Dark of Night. We had a great afternoon where we introduced each of the authors and their story, signed many books, ate yummy food, and gave away a lucky door prize to one lucky winner.

Thank you to everyone who made it to the Gladstone City Library to help us celebrate and to everyone who supported us by buying a copy of the book. If you would like your own copy please contact us and we’ll get one to you asap for just $20 per copy.

Congratulations to the anthology authors on a very successful launch!

Literacy & Maths Expo

Last night we were invited to be guest authors at Kin Kora State Schools Literacy and Maths Expo where we got to meet some of the creative kids from their school. We had a great time helping them create a story about their favourite button and were very impressed by some of the extremely creative and fun idea’s they came up with.
Thank you to Teacher Michelle Holden for inviting us.

All set up for the Expo

So many buttons to choose from.Writing their fantastic button stories.

 

In the Dark of Night is coming!

CreativeINK’s first annual Anthology, In the Dark of Night, is releasing on the 9th of November and we know you’re going to love the stories written by our local 4680 authors. But, before you read the book, here’s a little about the authors and their stories.

L.J. Higgins
L.J. is one of our fantastic facilitators at Creative Ink. She writes fiction with an intriguing twist, stories that make you question the world around you and make you wonder, ‘what if?’ Her story, Lunar Eclipse, is a prequel to her science fiction adventure series, Skywatchers.
Lunar Eclipse Teaser:
Reece knows his volatile relationship with Tess isn’t good for him. With his life spiralling out of control he’s offered a second chance. But will it be worth the cost?

 

Sue-Ellen Pashley
Sue-Ellen is also one of our amazing facilitators who has always been a storyteller and a devourer of books. Her story, Bad Guy, is an urban fantasy which is a prequel to her yet to be released novel, Blue.
Bad Guy Teaser:
Penn must steal and lie to keep his brother safe. But sometimes there’s a fine line between being a bad guy and a hero and that might just change everything…

 

Cassie Laelyn
Cassie is borderline obsessed with the paranormal world and has a passion for crafting stories involving strong, otherworldly characters in need of redemption. This is evident in her paranormal story, Dark Knight, a prequel to her upcoming series, The Fallen Guardians.
Dark Knight Teaser:
When Adrian’s night at the bookstore takes an unexpected turn, he must unveil an ancient myth and reignite his battle to save the world.

 

 

DL Gallie
DL has lived in many places all over the world but she currently resides in Central Queensland. She’s also never been known to turn down a cocktail, especially a margarita. Her story, Daiquiri Dreams, is a romance that is a prequel to, Malt Me, Book one of the Liquor Cabinet Series.
Daiquiri Dreams Teaser:
It was the trip of a lifetime in so many ways, proving dreams really do come true… or do they?

 

Danielle Nolan
Danielle is currently working towards completing a collection of magical tales and her first novel. Her story, Cassiopeia, is an urban fantasy that shows her love for writing about magic.
Cassiopeia Teaser:
Jessop, a wishing star, heard Cassiopeia’s call for a sister and granted her wish. But now Cassiopeia has grown up and her sister is beginning to fade. Can Jessop save her before it’s too late?

 

Greg Bray
Greg has been ‘scribbling’ since the mid-90’s writing short stories, poetry, and biographies of friends. His paranormal story, In the Dead of Night, has a twist you won’t see coming.
In the Dead of Night Teaser:
In the dead of night Ray’s past comes back to haunt him. Can he face the things he’s done? Or is his past destined to forever torment him?

Paul Hammond
Inspired by a dream, Paul decided to take advantage of this opportunity to get creative by turning his dream into reality and writing his first novel. His story, Resilience, is a suspenseful horror that will keep you guessing until the end.
Resilience Teaser:
No one believes the messengers story of his horrific encounter, but if they don’t heed his warning of what lurks in the shadows it will lead to their demise… and possibly his own.

 

P. Ryall
P. Ryall’s personal motto and quote is, “look for the moments,” and she’s currently working on her debut novel, the first instalment in, The Magix Series, Refugees. Her story, Fall of the Aggaron, is a prequel to her upcoming fantasy series.
The Fall of the Aggaron Teaser:
It was supposed to be a day of celebration for the Aggaron… then the Huntowra attacked.

 

In the Dark of Night has something for everybody, and you can join all of our authors in celebrating the launch at the Gladstone City Library from 2pm – 3pm on Saturday, 9th November. For more information check out the Facebook Event.
To avoid disappointment please pre-order your copy by emailing us at creativeink.cq@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

CYA 2019

Sue-Ellen and I were excited to jump in the car and head off on a road trip to Brisbane over the school holidays so I could experience my first ever CYA Conference. It didn’t disappoint.

What is the CYA Conference? It’s a weekend of workshops, panels, master classes, and the chance to meet and even pitch your stories to industry professionals for Children and Young Adult writers and illustrators.

With so much on offer it was hard to decide which workshops to attend, but deciding to divide and conquer, between us we managed to see as much of the conference as we could. And our brains were exploding with new information and ideas by the end.

To make it even more special, our very own Sue-Ellen Pashley was on the panel of CYA Success Stories and she got to share the amazing success she’s having with her beautiful children’s book, ‘The Jacket.’ Her parting message… to celebrate every success and milestone along the way. If you haven’t seen ‘The Jacket’ make sure you check it out at Dymocks or on her Facebook Page.

We also had the opportunity to meet many talented and creative writers and illustrators and ate way too much food. Here are a few snapshots of our weekend away:

We were both impressed at how smoothly run and professional the entire weekend was and look forward to future CYA Conferences!

L.J. Higgins

Igniting the Muse

Over the weekend we ran a free workshop for those who came along to our official launch called, Igniting the Muse. During the hour and a half session we used various methods to get us writing and enjoyed hearing each others stories. Who knew a button could inspire so many different characters?

Thank you to those who attended. Here’s a sneak peek of what we got up to…

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