We all seem fixated on amazing and mind-blowing achievements. Facebook is full of them. The 69 year old Grandmother who shreds AC/DC on some talent show or the little boy who puts his disability behind him to single handedly scale the Empire State Building in a wheelchair holding a coconut in his mouth. (Ok I … Continue reading The glorification of amazing.
In June, I packed the car and headed north with Andy to take the #beingyouisenough presentation to primary schools in Geraldton. Each school was different, each class was different, but one thing was common between, I was made to feel very welcomed and appreciated by them all. Then in the middle of the … Continue reading Geraldton Visit and Telling Tales in Balingup
Even though I include the topic of self confidence in the flyer for my school talks, I don’t mention it anywhere in the actual presentation. I’ve come to realise self confidence is an illusion. We’re led to believe that self confidence is some ‘thing’ that we’re all meant to have and if we don’t then … Continue reading The illusion of self confidence.
It was on a warm May night in Sydney when Andy and I attended the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAS) with my Publisher, Big Sky Publishing to find out if It's Ok to Feel The Way You Do would win Small Publisher's Children's Book of the Year. And it did. Here's the incredible moment in … Continue reading ABIA Small Publisher’s Children’s book of the year.
I had an absolutely fantastic day chatting to the kids at Fairview Primary School back in March. Not only did we talk about all the important things like 'Even cool kids have to Poo', I also got to address the entire school and parents at the assembly and local TV Station GWN came down to … Continue reading Fairview Primary School Visit
Had a really interesting radio interview with Chris Iisley on 882 6PR about 'It's Ok to Feel the Way You Do' Take a listen here: https://www.6pr.com.au/podcast/book-its-ok-to-feel-the-way-you-do-josh-langley/
Is it all pigtails, glitter and rainbows? Rainbows yes in my case, but there is also blood, sweat, tears and copious amounts of wine involved. I’m going to take you on a behind the scenes pictorial journey of making my second children’s book, It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do’, and show you what … Continue reading What really happens when you write a kid’s book (in pictures) + update
Children's Author Jaquelyn Muller, was interviewed on Kinderling Radio about kids books that focus on emotions and feelings and mentioned the imminent release of It's OK to Feel The Way You Do. "Using books to help kids understand their feelings is an effective way to help our children learn to manage emotions. Feelings can be … Continue reading Kinderling Radio
If you're a budding writer, then there's an imperative to get yourself along to your nearest writers festival so you can rub shoulders with people of your own kind. It's how we get inspired, stay motivated and realise that we're not all alone in our desire to express ourselves. I was again part of the … Continue reading Writers festivals and why they’re important to up and coming writers.
The rate of suicide and depression in this country is staggering and I hope can help in some small way to address the issue. I'm not an expert in the field, but I know from personal experience that every little bit of self understanding helps and being able to talk openly about what's going on … Continue reading Suicide and depression