I have worked as a freelance writer for Australian magazines and now I write ebooks on my favourite topic: pets. Pets have always been a big part of my life. Through research, interviews with breeders and my own pet keeping experiences, the Which is Your Perfect Pet? series provides readers with all they need to know to match their lifestyle to a specific breed of dog, cat, bird or other animal friend. I plan to publish a new title in this series each year.
As a reader, I gravitate towards the fantasy genre. My favourite novels are Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt and FernGully by Diana Young. What I love about the genre is that everyone has an idea of what a werewolf, vampire or fairy is, but then it is up to the author to add their own spin. This led me to a question: what was originally believed about these fantasy figures and how has this been reinterpreted by contemporary authors and filmmakers? The myths, history and origins of 10 fantasy figures are explored and compared with interpretations from movies, TV and books in my ebook Fantasy: Myths and Media.
on March 16, 2013 :
Writer Linda Sacco collaborates with Spotwood Primary's 4/5H class to chronicle the arrival of the class mascot. Enter Bugsy, a dwarf lop, who prompts the class to investigate rabbits and petcare. The ebook is a charming collection of student work. Informative and brimming with enthusiasm for the topic.
Linda Sacco mentors the students well. The writing is well-researched and polished. Clearly the students have put a lot of effort into their work. An important lesson learnt is the reality of pet ownership. The students' writing reflect considerations about taking care of Bugsy as well as how he fits into their classroom.
A nice resource for teachers. A good read for rabbit lovers who will be charmed by the students' enthusiastic writing.
(review of free book)