Jennifer Douglas is a literary publicist who believes in the right of equality for all authors. With a vision of a world where positivity is the norm and negativity is long forgotten Jennifer works alongside authors creating a marketing and publicity plan that meets the needs of the individual.

With years of experience in publicity, public relations and the marketing industry, which includes working with Allen and Unwin and Palmer Higgs Publishing, Jennifer has become a well sort after reviewer. To work with Jennifer is to know you are working with someone who will not hold back on being open and honest about your book and its marketing possibilities.

Having undertaken many courses in writing and poetry over the years Jennifer has a vast knowledge in the field of writing and reviewing, being able to provide an efficient, effective and professional service. As a qualified Early Childhood Educator and a home educating mum with over 16 years experience, she has a passion for quality children's books and educational resources.

Having spent 6 years as the founder and managing editor of two magazines, Good Gabble and Rattling Reviews, Jennifer has an eye for marketing and sales, knowing what the consumer is looking for and how to reach them. She works individually with each client meeting their needs and the needs of their product. She has many years experience in critiquing websites, placing herself in the shoes of the consumer who is browsing. Many clients return time and time again knowing they will be receiving an honest, open and non judgmental review or critique. Jennifer prides herself on providing a friendly, non threatening and personal service. Her clients are able to contact her personally throughout the whole review process.

For further information on the services Jennifer offers please visit her website www.jenniferdouglasliterarypublicist.com. This blog is a review base only.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

That's not a house! Written and illustrated by Jacque Duffy

That’s not a house! by Jacque Duffy is an early reader that talks of the devastation caused by Cyclone Larry in North Queensland in 2006. It speaks of the reality of the cyclone in a way that children can easily read and understand. 

I loved this early reader not only as a reader but as a book to be shared with children in a 1:1 and group situation. Not only is it educational but it is thought provoking and opens the door to the discussion of cyclonic destruction, families, the different ways people live, climate and weather and the rebuilding your life after devastation. In one short story Jacque Duffy has covered all areas that include humans, animals and housing. 

Both writing and illustrating a book is a tough task that is not only challenging but time consuming. Jacque Duffy has done a great job of blending her writing with her artistic talent. The pictures are simple pencil like drawings that compliment the words nicely. They are clear and precise with just enough detail to allow the early reader to use them as reading cues. 

I enjoyed sharing this book with my 6 year old who, although not at the level of reading ability to read it alone, enjoyed it’s content. As a home educating mum it was a great opportunity to sit awhile and share knowledge and questions in the company of my child. 

ISBN: 978-0-646-53621-7

Find out more about Jacque Duffy at www.jacquesartandbooks.com