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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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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)

 

 

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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.


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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! 

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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!

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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!

 

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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!

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Flying through Clouds Giveaway on Amazon

Michelle Morgan - Tuesday, October 03, 2017

To celebrate the release of Flying through Clouds on Amazon in July, I'm having an Amazon Giveaway for US readers only.

If you live in the US and would like to enter the Giveaway for a chance to win one of eight copies of Flying through Clouds, please click on the following link:

https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/997b82371b387888#ts-ln

The Flying through Clouds Giveaway closes on 9 October 2017.

Good luck!

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