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!

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FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS is on its way to Goodreads Giveaway winners

Michelle Morgan - Thursday, September 07, 2017

The Goodreads Giveaway for FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS has finished with 164 entrants to win signed copies of my latest novel.

Congratulations to the eight Australian winners, your signed 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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Upcoming literary events

Michelle Morgan - Tuesday, August 22, 2017

On Thursday 24 August as part of Children's Book Week 2017, I'll be presenting to Year 5 and 6 students at St Paul's Primary School, Moss Vale: How history inspired me to write my latest novel, Flying through Clouds.

On Wednesday 6 September at 12 noon, as part of Australian Reading Hour, I'll be chatting to TAFE and university students at Moss Vale Campus Library about the process of writing Flying through Clouds.

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Goodreads Giveaway for FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS

Michelle Morgan - Friday, August 18, 2017

To celebrate CBCA Children’s Book Week 2017, there will be a Goodreads Book Giveaway of my new vintage YA novel, FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Flying Through Clouds by Michelle  Morgan

Flying Through Clouds

by Michelle Morgan

Giveaway ends September 04, 2017.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

For a chance to win one of eight signed copies, enter the Book Giveaway on Goodreads anytime from Monday 21 August to Monday 4 September. Good luck!

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CBCA ISC Children's Literary Lunch 2017

Michelle Morgan - Monday, August 14, 2017

It was another fun Children's Literary Lunch at the Fraternity Club in Wollongong last Wednesday. This annual  event is organised by the Children's Book Council of Australia Illawarra-South Coast Sub-branch. 

I joined 15 other authors and illustrators, and an audience of nearly 200 students and teacher-librarians for a fantastic day filled with stories, books and drawing. I had the privilege of being the guest author at a table of students and their teacher-librarian from Port Kembla Public School.

The morning program consisted of three minute pitches from the authors and illustrators. I donned a woollen scarf and 1930s flying goggles to deliver my pitch about my new novel, Flying through Clouds. After lunch, we were entertained by Adam Murphy with his sketching techniques and stories from his time working on films such as The Lion King, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid.

Thanks CBCA ISC for a great day!


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Literary events at Woollahra & Gordon Libraries

Michelle Morgan - Monday, July 31, 2017

Enjoyed chatting about my indie publishing journey with SCBWI authors & illustrators yesterday at Woollahra Library:

I also joined other HNSA authors on Wednesday evening at Gordon Library to discuss our latest Australian histfic novels:


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FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS eBook available in more formats

Michelle Morgan - Thursday, July 13, 2017

You can now read and download Flying through Clouds eBook in more formats and from a range of online suppliers:

Amazon Kindle



Nook (Barnes & Noble)


Try a free sample before you buy!


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Michelle Morgan - Thursday, July 13, 2017

For book lovers living outside Australia, Flying through Clouds is now available in paperback on Amazon or can be ordered online from other international suppliers such as Book Depository.

In Australia, Flying through Clouds can be ordered from your local bookshop, online suppliers such as Booktopia or on my website.



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Literary events in July

Michelle Morgan - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I'm excited about these literary events in July:

Wednesday 26 July Gordon Library (Sydney) 6 to 8pm - Wings into History: how the past inspires historical fiction – Four authors talk about their works and shared themes (Historical Novel Society of Australasia event)


Sunday 30 July Woollahra Library (Sydney) 1 to 4pmQ&A with A&U (SCBWI event):

I hope to see you there!

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Michelle Morgan - Tuesday, May 09, 2017

I'm very pleased with the reviews of Flying through Clouds that have been published so far. I got off to an excellent start when Jackie French read a review copy and loved it, then she allowed me to include her quote on the cover and inside the book.

‘Superb! Adventure combined with a deep understanding of our history - and some of its most exciting bits.’

(Jackie French, back cover of Flying through Clouds)

Bill Condon also read a review copy and his full review was published in Buzz Words. Here is an excerpt:

‘Read it for its accurate depiction of Depression-era Sydney. Read it for a rattling good story; it’s highly recommended.’ (Bill Condon, Buzz Words 13 Feb 2017)

Quotes from other recent reviews:

'...the description of time and place lifts it and gives Flying through Clouds a good grounding in this part of Australian history.' (Emily Clarke, Reading Time 13 Feb 2017)

‘A heart-warming family story…evokes the time and historic setting vividly by including real events.’ (Lyn Linning, Magpies March 2017)

'The background of the novel is wonderfully realised, with readers able to sink into the surrounds of Sydney in the 1930s...' (Fran Knight, ReadPlus 13 Apr 2017

Many thanks to the reviewers, journals and websites!

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