In my latest post on the international blog Writer Unboxed, I write about how you can make illustrated video talks using Powerpoint visuals and audio, and use them as part of your author strategy. Hope you might find it interesting and useful!
Month: November 2020
Advance copies of The Ghost Squad!
So exciting when you get advance copies and can hold your book in your hands! Thank you so much to Anna and the team at MidnightSun Publishing–it’s gorgeous!
It’s out February 2021.
What a lovely launch of French Fairy Tales!
It was such a wonderful launch last night, so much enjoyed it! Below you can find a link to the video of the launch(which was live online)
To get a copy of the book, visit the Serenity Press website. Here’s a link to the print edition: https://www.serenitypress.org/product-page/french-fairy-tales
And here’s a link to the flipbook edition(like an ebook, only better!): https://www.flipsnack.com/…/french-fairy…/full-view.html
Cover reveal for The Ghost Squad!
Thrilled to reveal the atmospheric cover of my upcoming YA novel, The Ghost Squad, to be released by the wonderful publisher, MidnightSun Publishing, in February 2021. Isn’t it gorgeous!
Here’s the blurb:
Imagine a world where all seems normal yet nothing is -a world very much like our own yet jarringly unlike. A world where two clandestine organisations, the Ghost Squad and the Base, are engaged in a secret battle for control of information so dangerous it could literally change life as humans
have always known it…
A bold, exciting novel with thrilling twists and turns, The Ghost Squad is a novel that will keep readers guessing – and keep them awake at night!
And here’s a little video I made for the publisher, introducing The Ghost Squad:
Launch of French Fairy Tales online!
I’m delighted to announce that French Fairy Tales will be launched in an online event on Friday November 20, at 6.30 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time. Here’s the description of the event from the publisher, Serenity Press:
Join us to celebrate the release of French Fairytales by Sophie Masson and illustrated by Lorena Carrington. Both Sophie and Lorena will be in conversation with the publisher Karen Mc Dermott.
It will be an evening of celebration for this beautiful book and all things French Fairy Tales.
You can join us on zoom (Link posted before the event) or watch live on Facebook.
All welcome! The Facebook link to the event is here.
Launching the fabulous Cat and Mouse Activity Pack!
I am delighted to announce that today my lovely illustrator friend Kathy Creamer and I are launching a fabulous new creative resource for children, families and schools: the Cat and Mouse Creative Activity Pack. Fully illustrated in colour, it’s packed full of fun reading, discussion, writing and art activities, and is a follow-up to the very popular Fox and Chooks Creative Activity Pack, which Kathy and I launched back in April.
In this new Pack, you can find fun facts and stories about cats and mice; story starters to get you writing, a look at books featuring cats and mice as characters and a look at some fabulous artworks featuring these animals (with many thanks to the wonderful people at NERAM!); great drawing, colouring and modelling activities, and more. We hope you will enjoy it and let your imaginations roam free!
You can download the Pack here: Cat and Mouse Creative Activity pack by Sophie Masson and Kathy Creamer or at the Sophie Masson Presents site.
Note: the Cat and Mouse Creative Activity Pack, like the earlier one, is free to download, use and print at home or in schools, but must not be used commercially in any way, except with our written permission.
My interview on Sue Lawson’s Portable Magic series
I’m delighted to announce that I’m this week’s guest on Sue Lawson’s wonderful Portable Magic series of video interviews. Sue is a fantastic interviewer, and it was great chatting with her. The interview is available on her You Tube channel, and I’ve also embedded it here. Hope you enjoy!