Here are a selection of articles and interviews from over the years which talk about my writing and publishing experience, particularly my passion for getting kids into reading.
Vulnerable Children Need Our Engagement
Successful children’s book author Susannah McFarlane discusses why she is conducting a book-writing workshop for children in disadvantaged communities.
Chetna Prakash, thebigsmoke.com.au, August 2016
Reading Girl Heroes – Why Younger Readers Need More Female Protagonists
teachwire.net, UK, December 2015
Muesli Dressed As Cocoa Pops: the black ops strategy to get kids reading
ACCESS Magazine, Australia School Libraries Association, November 2015
Books for boys series Stuff Happens helps show boys how to deal with their emotions
Jane Howard from the Herald Sun talks to Susannah about the important new series she has created for boys. March 2015.
Stuff Happens – Penguin TV
Four boys, four stories, four great Australian writers in an important new book series for boys. February 2015.
12 Curly Questions with Kids’ Book Review
Find Susannah’s answers to everything from her greatest fear to her favourite word as she joins Kids’ Book Review as a guest. December 2014.
Get Reading Top 50 Books You Can’t Put Down 2013
Boy Vs Beast 1: Water Beast – the new generation edition of Susannah’s wildly popular fantasy adventure series for early and reluctant readers – was selected as one of 2013’s top 50 Australian books. September 2013. Download the PDF.
Children’s author is inspired by daughter – Young readers love these stories
Catherine Clifton, The Advertiser, 22 July 2013
The Book Circle, MamaMia
Susannah McFarlane and EJ12 Girl Hero: Time to Shine are featured in this episode of the MamaMia Book Circle on great kids’ books, along with Andy Griffiths and Belinda Murrell, July 2013
Susannah McFarlane interviewed by Brooke Hunter on the release of EJ12 Girl Hero: Time to Shine, July 2013
Write On! interview
Total Girl Interview, December 2012. Download the PDF.
Gender Stereotyping In Junior Fiction
Susannah McFarlane, founder of LemonFizz Media and former publisher of Hardie Grant Egmont, became an expert on the subject after working on several series for reluctant male readers.
Bookseller+Publisher, 20 August 2012
Magpies Cover Book Review – EJ12 Girl Hero 12: Secret Safari
Magpies, March 2012
Author Susannah McFarlane, best-known for EJ12 Girl Hero, Boy vs Beast and the Little Mates alphabet books, talks to CHILL Sunday Mail
CHILL Sunday Mail, 25 March 2012
Author Has Motherly Focus
The Examiner Launceston, 24 March 2012
Fizz for Kids
Blanche Clark finds out how one mother helped transform the literary landscape for reluctant readers
Herald Sun, Saturday 17 July 2010
You Go Girl!
Former Hardie Grant Egmont publisher Susannah McFarlane is back with a new company and two exciting new series.
Junior Bookseller+Publisher, 7 September 2009
McFarlane Launches Lemonfizz Media
Bookseller+Publisher, 15 July 2009