About the Author

June Perkins tells stories through a mixture of media, including poetry, photographs, storytelling, song, written words, and video. Her first published words for children are several poems appearing in Sally Odger’s bumper poetry anthology, Prints Rhyming Anthology, 2015. Prior to deciding to write more specifically for a children and youth audience in 2014, she had … Continue reading

Magic Fish Dreaming

Paper back, ISBN   9780980731187. Recommended Retail Price $18 Pick up your nets, let’s go on a hunt for a giggle poem! Magic Fish Dreaming takes us on a spellbinding poetic quest through Australia’s richly diverse Wet Tropics. Each enchantingly illustrated page draws us into the fun of looking, listening and learning about the world around … Continue reading

Magic Fish Dreaming Press Clippings

MAGIC FISH DREAMING PRESS CLIPPINGS Blog over at Love the People You Meet Radio Interview Australia Poetry Times, pp. 47 -8   Article with Quest Paper p. 4 City North News March 10th 2016     ABC Far North Radio Interview Poetry for Children interview with Ali Stegert Art Books for Children -an article by Mel Irvine at … Continue reading

The Drago Tree

Isobel Blackthorn was born in London and has lived in Spain, Lanzarote, (Canary Islands), and Australia. She’s been a teacher, market trader, project manager and PA to a literary agent. Isobel received her PhD in Social Ecology in 2006. She now lives in rural New South Wales where she follows her passions for social justice, philosophy, current affairs, books and art. … Continue reading


Peace, like Giant Saguaro Cactus, Took fifty years before flowering hope Just night and green morning Over quickly Then flowers came out again Again out came flowers then Quickly over morning green and night Just hope flowering before years fifty Took cactus Saguaro Giant Like peace. (c) June Perkins

After Yasi – Blog Hop

After Yasi: Finding the Smile Within is going on a virtual book tour, commonly known as blog tour, blog hop or virtual book tour. A big thank you to all those listed. Best comments for each blog will be given a PRIZE, either a free copy of the ebook or a choice of a signed … Continue reading

Alesa Lajana’s Preview Concert Hidden Histories

Alesa Lajana’s Preview Concert Hidden Histories

Last weekend my family went to Alesa Lajana’s Hidden Histories preview concert at Mt Tambourine, at Club Zamia. Alesa, with support from the exceptional Kirk Lorange, performed her album preview to an intimate crowd of friends, family and the public from her home town and Brisbane.  Many songs were performed for the very first time … Continue reading

Hooray After Yasi Ebook Now Available

Just letting you know the ebook of After Yasi  is now available for $4.75. Full of interesting links to blogs, videos and photo sets on the recovery after yasi and a slightly adapted version of the coffee table book version (slightly fewer photographs in the ebook.) Most of all this book is a celebration of … Continue reading

Dream Box at Murray Upper

Originally posted on Pearlz Dreaming:
Me with Students at Murray Upper – Taken by ABC Open A day for dreaming, big, small, surreal and real.  I had a brilliant time helping out and gaining some audio sound training with ABC Open producer Michael Bromage. Mini interviews with all the kids and some of the staff…