Be inspired by our talented Authors and Illustrators

 

A collection of entertaining videos that will inspire a passion to read and encourage aspiring authors and budding illustrators! Learn the insider tips and tricks from our talented authors and illustrators or just enjoy the live readings by the authors themselves.

 

 

Captain Starlight was lucky enough to meet Aussie music great David Campbell and illustrator Daron Parton who read their new book Stupid Carrots live on Starlight's Facebook page.

 

Matt Cosgrove – author and illustrator of Macca the Alpaca and Epic Fail Tales – teaches us how to create our own cool characters!

 

Matt Cosgrove – author and illustrator of Macca the Alpaca and Epic Fail Tales – teaches us how to write your own epic fail tale!

 

Matt Cosgrove – author and illustrator of Macca the Alpaca and Epic Fail Tales – shows us how to give Macca a makeover!

 

Watch Matt read A Stack of Alpacas, then try to create your own funny story about housework!

 

Meredith Costain, the fantabulously fabulous author of Ella Diaries tells us how to create a character for your very own diary series!

 

Illustrator James Hart teaches us about drawing characters and even shows us how to draw Fart Boy!

 

Jack Heath – mastermind of high action stories – teaches us how to write a danger story. .

 

Nicolette Hegyes, illustrator of Grandmas are Lovely, gives us a wonderful tutorial on 3 watercolour techniques. This segment is suitable for both younger and older children who want to build their skills!

 

Award winning author of the Figgy series and Winston and the Wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club, Tamsin Janu, explains how to give characters emotion ... by using the writer's secret of "show NOT tell".

 

Phil Judd, illustrator of Puppy Diary, shows us how to draw the loveable Archie!

 

Author of Ribbit Rabbit Robot, Victoria Mackinlay, shows readers the fun of word play with amazing alliteration!

 

Danielle McDonald, illustrator of Ella and Olivia and Ella Diaries, shows us how to draw Ella and other characters! She also shows you how to add fun lettering to your own fabulous diary.

 

Captain Starlight was lucky enough to meet Rove who read his new book Disgusting Mcgrossface live on Starlight's Facebook page.

Laura Sieveking is the author of our brand new series, Ella at Eden. In this video, Laura talks about point of view in your writing.

 

Adam Wallace, author of Fart Boy, teaches how to write a funny story!

Adam Wallace shares ‘what if’ writing tips!

 

Adam Wallace shares more writing tips!

 

Captain Starlight was lucky enough to meet Tony Wilson who read his book The Cow Tripped Over The Moon live on Starlight's Facebook page.