100th Anniversary of first commercial flight above Sydney

Michelle Morgan - Wednesday, November 13, 2019

It's 100 years since aviator, Nigel Love, flew movie photographer, Billy Marshall, on the first commercial flight over Sydney. 

[Nigel Love in the cockpit of a Curtiss Jenny biplane / Milton C. Kent, National Library of Australia, 4922163] 

To commemorate this significant historical event, my award-winning novel, Flying through Clouds, is on sale until 31 December 2019 for $15 (includes postage). 

Bookshops can order copies from the distributor, John Reed Books, and individual copies can be ordered on my website.

Hope you enjoy Flying through Clouds!

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Two of a kind - short play about racial tensions and stereotyping

Michelle Morgan - Sunday, November 10, 2019

Chuffed to get such positive feedback from the Head of English at Grace Christian School in Bunbury about my short play, TWO OF A KIND, which was read and discussed recently in class by Year 10 students. They found TWO OF A KIND to be a 'fantastic text' to compare with other Australian texts that they studied this year.

TWO OF A KIND uses humour and drama to explore racial tensions and stereotypes in Australian society.

TWO OF A KIND was first performed at the Civic Theatre Playhouse in Newcastle in November 2010 as part of the Short & Sweet Newcastle Festival.

The script is available for free download from my website.

I welcome feedback from any schools or theatre companies who have read / performed any of my plays.

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Storytellers Festival at KXT 2019

Michelle Morgan - Monday, August 19, 2019
So excited that excerpts from my new play, Karma, will be performed as part of the Storytellers Festival at Kings Cross Theatre in Sydney, which runs from 27 August to 7 September 2019. 

You can catch performances of Karma on Thursday 29 August and 5 September at 7.30pm.
Tickets are only $15 and are on sale now.
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Tamworth Country Music Festival

Michelle Morgan - Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Had a ball at the Tamworth Country Music Festival this year! The city was buzzing with dozens of buskers along the main street, and over 70 venues with free entertainment during the 10-day festival. I managed to see at least six performances each day in marquees, pubs, the Town Hall, Regional Gallery & Library, the Services Club and Bicentennial Park, and on my last night I bought a ticket to the McClymonts concert at the Entertainment Centre, which was sensational. I was amazed at how different all of the acts were, with a variety of country music styles on offer. There were some particularly good fiddle and banjo players, which I surprised myself by really enjoying.

The city centre had a great vibe with music everywhere, market stalls in a pedestrian friendly section of Peel Street, and lots of cafes, pubs, clubs and restaurants catering for all tastes. It was relatively easy to escape the heat and plenty of shops and stalls where you could buy an amazing array of hats. I loved the festival so much, I'm planning to go again next year. 

While I was in Tamworth I donated a copy of my latest novel, Flying through Clouds, to the Tamworth City Library. I was pleased to find there were already copies at two of their branch libraries, as well as two copies of my first novel, Racing the Moon.

Only eleven months to the next Tamworth Country Music Festival!

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Islands to glaciers

Michelle Morgan - Monday, October 08, 2018

I recently had the privilege of spending five amazing weeks in Hawaii, Canada and Alaska where I trekked through rainforests, snorkelled coral reefs, kayaked on rivers and mountain lakes, watched whales breaching, dolphins spinning and brown bears catching salmon. It was the first time I'd ever seen black and brown bears, caribou, moose, bison, dall sheep, wolves and bald eagles. Here are some of my favourite photos from the trip:

Now I need to do some writing!

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Spotlight On @WritingNSW

Michelle Morgan - Monday, July 30, 2018

It was a privilege and a pleasure to be interviewed by Writing NSW for Spotlight On, a monthly feature article on a member of the Writing NSW community:

Thank you Writing NSW for the brilliant job you do supporting writers!

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FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS eBook on sale @Smashwords

Michelle Morgan - Friday, June 29, 2018

To celebrate winning the SCBWI Spark Award and as a thank-you to readers, Flying through Clouds is 50% off on Smashwords from July 1 to July 31:

Buy FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS eBook on Smashwords 

The 50% discount will be applied automatically by adding the book to your cart. 


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Michelle Morgan - Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Flying through Clouds looking dapper wearing its new gold Spark Award: 

The Spark Award is awarded annually by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and recognises excellence in children's books that are published independently. Flying through Clouds has won the 2017 Spark Award in the Older Readers category. 

Thank you SCBWI !

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Autumn Revel: a celebration of the Arts in Canberra

Michelle Morgan - Thursday, May 17, 2018

AUTUMN REVEL is a free festival of the Arts to be held this Saturday 19 May 11am to 4pm at the Gorman Arts Centre in Canberra.

There will be live music, dance, open studios, art exhibitions, book and craft stalls, kids’ activities and workshops, local food, wine and beer.

I'll be one of the authors selling books at the tables in the courtyard closest to the ACT Writers Centre.

Flying through Clouds and Racing the Moon will be available at the discounted price of $10 each.

And free Flying through Clouds bookmarks and Racing the Moon balloons!

Hope to see you there!

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Happy 1st birthday FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS

Michelle Morgan - Thursday, April 05, 2018

I can't believe it's a year since this baby was launched!

It has been a hectic twelve months with a book tour, blog tour, interviews, articles and reviews. To be the winner of the Spark Award (Older Readers) 2017 is the icing on the cake.

Happy 1st birthday FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS!


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