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Hi, my name is Alys Jackson and I'm a poet and writer

based in Adelaide, South Australia.

My work has been published in magazines,

anthologies and online.

The Land Belongs to Me – Cover Reveal

The Land Belongs to Me – Picture Book Cover Reveal!

I can’t believe it’s finally happening.

After three long years, The Land Belongs to Me, my first ever picture book, is almost here. And how lucky do I feel to have Big Sky Publishing on my side. This is a wonderful Australian-owned independent publisher, supportive and nurturing, and a pleasure to work with.

I’m not sure quite what I expected when I signed the contract. That a book would magically appear, perhaps. I had no idea that the process would be so involved or that it would be such a thrill to see my words gradually brought to life. And Illustrator Shane McGrath has certainly succeeded in doing that! When asked what I’d like, I tentatively suggested edgy and whimsical and Shane certainly delivered in style. In fact I cannot wait to see the finished book.

It’s going to be another three long months before the launch of The Land Belongs to Me, but at least I now know it’s well and truly on its way.

Alys

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