'There is a paradox in Australian children's literature and it is this: in an age where the young are attached to the very digital devices predicted to crucify the printed book, children's book publishing is in robust health. Not surviving but thriving.'
'Children's book sales have been on the rise on the back of vibrant stories from Mem Fox, Jackie French and Bob Graham and many others. ...'
'It all started with the sound of glass breaking in the dead of night.'
'Someone had smashed Anna Snoekstra's car windows outside her Melbourne home, and she couldn't get back to sleep. Paranoid thoughts began crowding her mind; it didn't help that she'd been thinking a lot about film noir, imposter stories and the creeping fear of the unknown. On this night, as a way of calming herself down, she started mapping out a story in her head, on involving a missing girl, and a woman who returns, years later, claiming to be her. ...'