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Write-a-Book-in-a-Day is an annual event run by The Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre to stimulate writing, to write children's books for children's hospital libraries and to raise money for equipment in children's hospitals.

You form a team to write your book and must write, edit, illustrate and bind your book in 12 hours between 8.00am and 8.00pm based on the characters, setting and issue you are sent just before you start.

It is wonderful fun, amazing to read the books that people write, and supporting a good cause.

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The Coral Sea Monster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,490. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Write-a-Book-in-a-Day. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Thirteen year old sheep-shearer Jack’s dream of going to the Ekka seems doomed when a truck overturns on the highway, blocking traffic in both directions. Just as he resigns himself to a boring day waiting for the tow-trucks, his brother’s car is rammed from behind, and so begins an adventure like no other to rescue The Coral Sea Monster. An Aussie adventure for nine to fourteen year olds.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 by Write-a-Book-in-a-Day. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Jason Wright has had a successful career, but the rest of his life has paid the price. When he discovers his old friend, the quirky artist, Sage Harris, he goes on a ride down memory lane and strives to make amends in the name of their old friend, Bartholomew. One wrong choice caused years of damage. Can he make up for past mistakes or are there some tears that are too large to be re-stitched.


The Miracle at Red Hill
You set the price! Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Drake Greene is an old, mean curator who talks to things in his museum. Alexis Spencer is a beautiful young reporter with long blonde hair and an eye for adventure. Her Alsatian called Mitzi can never stay out of trouble and when she meets up with Drake in an old town in the outback, Egyptian scarab beetles, feral cat trappers and spiritual objects all combine for a roller-coaster read.
The Rainmaker's Bones
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,210. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Bones have mysteriously gone missing from a museum and Nature Reserve. Ruby Diamond, the local Archaeologist must find a way to recover the lost bones with the help of a mystic man claiming to be the legendary Rainmaker, an odd merry-go-round and an assortment of dangerous mishaps in order to bring life and water back to the Blue Sky Nature Reserve.
Magical Zed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,350. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
This book was written for all the children at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Western Australia, with the hope that it will bring them some happiness and perhaps introduce a little magic into their lives as they share their days with Imri, Jack, Ruby, and the lovable, magical wooden wombat called Zed.
Of Mammoth Proportions
You set the price! Words: 8,860. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
When Amanda-Oxide Arthur, a bright young mechanic, creates a machine that will revolutionise the world, she thinks that she will finally make a name for herself and show everyone that she isn’t a stereotypical blonde. But one mistake made by her father, Mr. Bob Arthur, a science teacher at the local school, leads to unforeseeable consequences.
A Curly Tale
You set the price! Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
People come from far and wide to watch Glenda the belly-dancing pig perform! But Glenda is unhappy. She yearns for something more. When she visits an old rundown timber mill she realizes what she’s missing out on. She must make a choice between what she loves and her duty to her friend.
Angels of Mazawi
You set the price! Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
She was a beautiful orphaned refugee from western Africa. He was a gangly country boy from the wheatbelt. This is a story of how their worlds collided.
Morgan and the Millipede
You set the price! Words: 11,170. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Ever since he lost his leg to cancer young Morgan has lived a lonely life, ignored by his classmates, absorbed by his scientific studies of millipedes and with a cat named Ginger his only friend. But when a strange accident in the laboratory results in Morgan meeting an extraordinary millipede named Limpy, it appears that he has a new friend. However, things are not as they first seem.

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  • Crossing Over on April 24, 2011

    I loved this collection of short stories and poems by authors who could not be more different. The two stories by Phil Mayne - of a sailor trying to find his way back to his ship in Madagascar and of an archaeological expedition to the Antrum of the Oracle of the Dead and the River Styx - were stories to read many times. It is a perfect book for bed time reading.