Awards for Word Wings

Bayside and Northern Suburbs Star - - NEWS - Jac­que­line Henry

FOR award-win­ning As­p­ley au­thor Jen­nifer Poul­ter, her ven­ture into self pub­lish­ing has been an op­por­tu­nity to col­lab­o­rate with cre­ative from around the world.

With more than 10 books pub­lished by main­stream pub­lish­ers, Mrs Poul­ter cre­ated some­thing new.

“I got a taste for col­lab­o­ra­tion work­ing on Mend­ing Lu­cille with il­lus­tra­tor Sarah Davis which went so well it gave me a taste for col­lab­o­rat­ing,” she said.

“Il­lus­tra­tors be­gan con­tact­ing me to work with me so Word Wings was formed.”

Word Wings con­sists of more than 50 cre­atives in over 20 coun­tries, col­lab­o­rat­ing to cre­ate beau­ti­ful books for peo­ple of all ages un­der Word Wings Books and, Word Wings for Kids, to en­ter­tain chil­dren, ed­u­cate and en­cour­age lit­er­acy.

“At first we tried an Amer­i­can pub­lisher and got some books done, but it didn’t work out. How­ever the whole ex­pe­ri­ence was an ed­u­ca­tion in book de­sign and we learnt so much.

“I thought I can’t just leave this, so we looked at other op­tions.

“We found Lulu (an Amer­i­can self pub­lish­ing com­pany) and now have 31 books pub­lished un­der Word Wings and more in de­vel­op­ment.

“It’s also fan­tas­tic that the books we’ve cre­ated are re­ceiv­ing rave re­views and win­ning in­ter­na­tional awards.

“Our books are up against books from the big pub­lish­ing houses and their bring­ing home the awards. It’s won­der­ful for ev­ery­one in­volved.”

Mrs Poul­ter is also a lit­er­ary poet, il­lus­trates short sto­ries and is study­ing screen writ­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Jen­nifer Poul­ter visit www.word­wings.wix.com /pub­lish­ing.

PHOTO: JAC­QUE­LINE HENRY

Au­thor Jen­nifer Poul­ter has col­lab­o­rated with il­lus­tra­tors from Bris­bane and around the world to cre­ate 31 pic­ture books, pub­lished un­der Word Wings. Many of the books have won na­tional and in­ter­na­tional awards for their ed­u­ca­tional and en­ter­tain­ing themes on the en­vi­ron­ment, dance and grief.

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