Blog

More reviews of FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS

Michelle Morgan - Thursday, March 08, 2018

It's exciting to discover new reviews of Flying through Clouds. Here are some quotes from recent reviews:

“Flying through Clouds is a compelling mix of humour and drama, with a resilient and likeable protagonist. This book is full of many interesting writing prompts and would be an asset for wide reading. It could be a useful text for cross- curricular study too.”  (mETAphor, Issue 1, 2018)

“This story is so well written and easy to follow, I would recommend this to fans of YA and is suitable for readers 12 years and up… A book that brought me happy tears, this is one of my 2017 favourites.”  (Read3r’z Re-Vu, 1 November 2017)

“Michelle Morgan creates realistic scenes, which gives her readers a window into the 1930s, where tuberculosis was rampant, planes had propellers and a few hours in the air might allow you to get your pilot license.”  (Kids’ Book Review, 27 August 2017)

 

 

» Share this post

Winner of the 2017 SCBWI Spark Award for Older Readers - Michelle Morgan for FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS

Michelle Morgan - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

So excited to be the SCBWI Spark Award 2017 winner in the Older Readers category for Flying through Clouds.

The SCBWI Spark Award recognizes excellence in children’s books published through an independent or non-traditional route.

 

» Share this post

Author Talks & Writing Workshops

Michelle Morgan - Tuesday, February 06, 2018

In between writing projects, I'm available for Author Talks and Writing Workshops.

Author Talks - Writing historical fiction for teens – inspiration, research and writing process - accompanied by Powerpoint presentation of historical photos and one or two readings.

Writing Workshops – how to develop story, characters, setting, turning points etc
Editing Workshops - review of story, characters, setting etc and line editing
Writing exercises are included in both workshops with positive feedback to students

My Author Talks are suitable for ages 10+ and the Workshops are suitable for Years 6 to 9, but can be adapted for higher grades and adults. As well as being a published author, I have Secondary English teaching qualifications and have had considerable experience giving author talks and running writing workshops in schools, public libraries, bookshops and other venues.

Please email me at info@michellejmorgan.com.au for more details.


» Share this post

Happy Christmas and New Year

Michelle Morgan - Sunday, December 24, 2017

Wishing all my readers a happy Christmas and a wonderful 2018!

» Share this post

Flying through Clouds eBook free for 8 days

Michelle Morgan - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Flying through Clouds eBook will be free on Smashwords for eight days from 25 December 2017 to 1 January 2018.

You'll be able to download the entire eBook in ePub or mobi (kindle) free of charge during this period.

Happy reading! 

» Share this post

Book ideas for Christmas

Michelle Morgan - Monday, December 18, 2017

Flying through Clouds and Racing the Moon make great gifts for teen readers and for the young at heart.

Buy them online or from your favourite bookshop. You can also order them on my website.

Enjoy!

» Share this post

Writing up a storm in Ubud

Michelle Morgan - Monday, October 30, 2017

I recently spent eight fabulous days in Ubud, Bali, immersed in playwriting, listening to other authors and experiencing the rich local culture.

I attended a five-day intensive Playwrights' Retreat with talented and multi-award winning playwrights, Tanika Gupta and Lachlan Philpott. The daily workshops included a variety of writing and drama exercises, discussion of play scenes and critical feedback from the playwrights and the other three participants (Di, Sunara and Tee) about the plays we are working on.

It was also a privilege to go to the first day of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2017, with inspiring talks by national treasures, Nh. Dini and Marina Mahathir; exploration of incredible journeys with Paula Constant, Per Andersson and Rob Henry; hilarious discussion of the pleasures of leisure with Robert Dessaix; and powerful performances by storytellers, Arielle Cottingham, Sholeh Wolpe and Brigitte Schar. I also gave a copy of Flying through Clouds to Rissa, a visiting writer and teacher from a village outside Jakarta.

I managed to squeeze in some sightseeing at the World Heritage Rice Terraces and Water Temple (Tirtha Empul) and spent hours browsing through the amazing artworks at Neka Art Museum and Puri Lukisan Museum. I stayed at the lovely Kajane Mua Villas and enjoyed delicious local dishes at several cafes and restaurants in Ubud. A sensational working holiday!

 

» Share this post

SCBWI Bookstop 16 Oct to 30 Nov 2017

Michelle Morgan - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Explore new books for kids and teens in the SCBWI Bookstop promotion from 16 Oct to 30 Nov 2017.

You can browse hundreds of books published in 2017 by traditional and independent publishers from all over the world, with links to buy online.

This is the Bookstop link for my new teen novel, Flying through Clouds: https://www.scbwi.org/scbwibookstop-display/?id=473302

Browse, buy, enjoy!

 

» Share this post

Amazon Giveaway of FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS

Michelle Morgan - Friday, October 13, 2017

The Amazon Giveaway for Flying through Clouds has finished with 697 entrants to win copies of my new novel.

Congratulations to the eight US winners, your copies of Flying through Clouds are in the mail.

 

Many thanks to all the entrants, and good luck with future giveaways.

I hope you enjoy Flying through Clouds!

» Share this post

FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Michelle Morgan - Monday, October 09, 2017

My new novel, Flying through Clouds, will be showcased at the Frankfurt Book Fair 11 to 15 October 2017 by Combined Book Exhibit.

I wish I could be there!

» Share this post

Recent Posts

Tags

australian standing orders ulladulla library book cover design Paperchain Manuka goodreads giveaway nsw writers' centre sophie masson valentine's day historical novel society australasia book tour lyn linning goodreads heart of australia smsa library holidays bookstop[ deep sky believing bushwalking writing process blog hop ubud writers & readers festival Woollahra Library sir charles kingsford smith elizabeth gilbert kids' book review 14 february 1966 sydney opera house Spotlight On middle grade fiction playwrights retreat jamberoo public school festivals act writers centre sally odgers Reading Time ANZAC Day all the buzz about books teen fiction indie publishing Abbey's Bookshop jackie french CBCA book of the year awards children's book council of australia national conference Tamworth Country Music Festival big book day out Grafton Library author videos refugees St Paul's Primary School 12 curly questions Bowral Art Gallery NAIDOC week Muswellbrook Library writing workshops allen & unwin tom keneally centre spark award 2017 amazon australian literature teachers' notes Good Reading national simultaneous storytime copyediting ReadPlus captain tobias furneaux highlife magazine michelle morgan coming-of-age fiction mother's day author talks book depository Australia Day Bookshop Bowral skylight books tasmania State Library of NSW mETAphor arielle gamble romy sharp iTunes sydney writers festival 2019 tanika gupta australian reading hour byron writers festival ubud, bali libraries fran knight fishpond children's book council of australia illawarra south coast ann harth paperback scbwi Tamworth City Library bookloons spark award older readers 2017 barnes&noble smashwords barbara braxton Mitchell Library international children's book day 2014 authors bookshops canberra literary events good reading magazine nowra library book launch southern cross bookworld Lismore Library martin luther king, jr read3r'zrevu CBCA Children's Book Week griffin press decimal currency reviews Historical Novel Society children's book council of australia potts point bookshop school visits eBook mall Broadbeach Library bay of fires too late for love theatre kobo MacLean's Booksellers southern highland news society of children's book writers and illustrators festival of golden words Gordon Library historical fiction blog tour Reader's Companion Armidale telopea park school australian federation of graduate women kindle elaine ousten just write for kids goodbye frankie 19 March 1932 Books + Publishing eBooks.com book fairs hans christian andersen Anniversary Day interviews booktopia flying through clouds mabo day bradman museum Taree Library southern highlands writers' festival nook seven mile beach Dymock's Canberra indigenous literacy day book trailer playwriting festival sandy fussell frankfurt book fair lovereading4kids autumn revel combined book exhibit bologna children's book fair songs writers' festivals awards giveaway Magpies dymocks reconciliation literary lunch hnsa chloe mauger sharon mcguinness di bates playwriting children's / YA literature children's book council of australia NSW branch gorman arts centre readhowyouwant YA fiction WritingNSW kate gordon self-publishing sydney Dymocks Brisbane clancy tucker scbwi australia narrabundah college eBook buzz words jump for jordan deb robins racing the moon berkelouw books Newcastle writers' festival sydney mechanics school of arts library lachlan philpott books better read than dead Sydney Harbour Bridge ainslie + gorman arts centre Moss Vale Campus Library indigenous literacy foundation alexander mccall smith refugee week luke johnson gerringong historical society museum amazon kindle QBD festival of dangerous ideas Quirindi Library Waterstones Port Macquarie Library atyp berkelouw book barn illustrators bill condon griffin theatre shoalhaven libraries

Archive