Ford Street Publishing has just released Trust Me!, a 'sampler' of stories, poems and pictures by 46 of Australia’s best known children’s authors, poets and illustrators. Original stories, poems and art cross all genres: mystery, romance, crime, fantasy, SF, humour and more.
I haven't read every contribution just yet, but the ones that really caught my attention were those by Doug Macleod, Lili Wilkinson and Catherine Bateson. There's also a fantastic Twilight Zoney story in there by Scot Gardner, called Answers.
Paula Kelly of the CYL will be launching 'Trust Me!' at the State Library of Victoria on April 10 at 4pm. Many of the contributers will be there to sign your copy, so get along!
So for anyone thinking that they'd like to give a different genre a bit of a bash, this is a pretty easy way to do it. $22.95 rrp, wherever good books are sold...