the creative life podcast


The Creative Life Podcast: Episode Twenty-Six

This week’s guest is Penny Harrison, a children’s author, book reviewer and professional writer. She is a mother of two and lives on the outskirts of Melbourne – just as I do! Her latest book, just released, is The Art Garden: sowing the seeds of creativity and can be found on the internet at her website, over at Kids’ Book Review and on Twitter @PenHarrison.

Books, Topics Discussed and Recommended Reading

How Penny became a writer.
Her early reading years.
The story of becoming a picture book author.
Avoiding the ‘comparison trap’ that can come with creativity.
She answers Karen’s 12 Curly Questions!
Contributing to the children’s literature and publishing community
Dance With Me by Penny Harrison
The Art Garden by Penny Harrison
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Emma by Jane Austen
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton
The Anne of Green Gables series by LM Montgomery
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Geroge Speare
The Green Wind by Thurley Fowler
The Fantastical Flying Creator by Tania McCartney
Pastures of the Blue Crane by Hesba Fay Brinsmead

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Karen Andrews is the creator of this website, one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Her latest book is Trust the Process: 101 Tips on Writing and Creativity (October, 2017).