(Estimated reading time, 2 glasses of wine) So you've written a book or want to write a book and have no frigging idea of what to do next. Well hopefully over the next couple of glasses of wine I'll help fill in some gaps and give you the motivation and knowledge to share your work … Continue reading How to get published – the basics (updated 2020)
Of all the images that have documented my journey from messing around drawing stick figure cartoons in 2010 to becoming an award wining children's author and publishing 8 books, there is one that stops me in my tracks. It's an image that completely defines what I've achieved in last 10 years. And I'm not even … Continue reading One Image that Defined the Most Transformative Decade of My Life
I got an email on Monday from my publisher, Big Sky Publishing, saying that they had sold the territory rights for Find Your Creative Mojo to Penguin Random House South East Asia. This is huge news as the English language version of the book will now be available through all of Southeast Asia taking in … Continue reading Find Your Creative Mojo acquired by Penguin Random House South East Asia
You may have seen the cover of Find Your Creative Mojo in bookshops, library shelves or around on social media, but the distinctive red cover didn't start out that way. I'm going to take you behind the messy, yet interesting scenes of how a book cover comes about. I’ll go right back to my early … Continue reading What really goes on behind the scenes to make a book cover
Back in 2001, this used to be called 'Fuel Bar'. After only a year of messing around with abstract painting techniques, I held an exhibition there as part of the Art Rage Fringe Festival. The festival was asking for submissions from new and experimental artists and I thought 'stuff it' and sent them some photos … Continue reading Find Your Own Lane
Back in 2011, I was in a meeting with the boss when my phone rang embarrassingly in my pocket. Realising I should have switched it to silent, we both waited awkwardly until it rang out. Thirty seconds later, the familiar ding of a message came through. After the meeting, I looked at the number, it … Continue reading How I got my first book published …and what I learned.
I started 2017 with only one event booked into the calendar. Then it got cancelled. Bugger. However, by at the end of the year, I’d jammed that calendar so full of wild and crazy experiences and events that I didn’t have any time to scratch my bum. With a little bit of magic and a … Continue reading 2017 – an unexpected success
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
It's OK to Feel the Way You Do Josh Langley Big Sky Publishing Reviewed by Meg Whelan Released October 2017 Paperback ISBN 9781925520965 RRP $14.99 Category: Younger readers It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do is a gentle journey through the emotions that everyone feels at some point—happiness, anger, sadness, loneliness, pride, fear and … Continue reading Review by Books and Publishing Australia
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.