In the news….

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December 2017

Dreams come true! Thank you to the ACT Writers Centre & judges

In the incredible company of Tania McCartney and Gina Newton.


  • Creative Kids Tales introduction: Bruce Whatley


November 2017

Awoke to magical news, Charlie’s Adventures…in Hawaii has been honoured as an Award Finalist in the 2017 Best Book Awards! With over 2,000 entries from around the world, it is astonishing to hear Charlie was chosen as one of the ‘best’. Congratulations to all the Award Winners & Finalists. A huge thank you to American Book Fest for the recognition.⭐️🎈

  • Creative Kids Tales introduction: Libby Hathorn

October 2017

When you get to spend the afternoon presenting awards to some very talented children (authors themselves) with the incredible Jackie French…another magical moment! It was so special to be part of the CBCA ACT Branch Make Your Own Story Book Awards event. Thank you to the team! ⭐️ 📚


Mahalo #kidsbookswelove for the lovely review of Charlie’s Adventures…in Hawaii 🌺🗺🛩…/charlies-adventures-in…

  • Creative Kids Tales introduction: Toby Riddle

September 2017

A wonderful morning sharing some classic stories with a delightful group of children at a special story time event. Thank you Harry Hartog Bookseller for having me. It was so much fun reading Wombat Stew a book that holds lots of memories for me growing up! ☀️🎈📖 🐾 🎶

  • Creative Kids Tales Introduction:Gus Gordon

August 2017

Book Week 2017 ‘Escape to Everywhere’

Had a lovely morning celebrating Book Week 2017 Escape to Everywhere! It was wonderful to meet some amazing & insightful children. Mahalo to Harry Hartog Bookseller & Westfield Woden for including Charlie & I at this very special event

Escape to Everywhere (or to Westfield Woden)! Come along and join in the Book Week festivities from Monday 21 to Friday 25 August. Local authors will be sharing their favourite stories at a very special story time each day. Charlie and I will be bringing the aloha spirit on Tuesday 22 August at 10.30am and 4.00pm. Mahalo to the wonderful Harry Hartog Bookseller for hosting this fabulous event.


Charlie has been featured on the incredible American Book Fest website:


  • Creative Kids Tales Introduction: Margaret Wild

July 2017


Check out the books that have been shortlisted in the Three to 5 Years category for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards. Good luck to all the authors, illustrators and publishers! Winners will be announced on 2 November. #BofY2017 #communication #slpeeps #slp2b #slt #slt2b #slp #slpbloggers #language #speech #voice #fluency #speechpathology #speechtherapy

Posted by Speech Pathology Australia on Wednesday, October 4, 2017



  • Creative Kids Tales Introduction: Glenda Millard

June 2017

  • Wonderful to be part of this Pages for Changes giveaway, books to raise a global citizen!

Posted by Pages for Changes on Tuesday, May 30, 2017



  • Creative Kids Tales Introduction: Katrina Germein

May 2017

  • A delightful weekend at the Noted Festival. Thank you to the amazing event organisers & those who came along to support the Festival. It was wonderful to be involved in the ‘Words in Space‘ and ‘Story Corner‘ events. More photos available on the de Rose-Ahern Stories Facebook page.



April 2017

March 2017


  • Charlie was spotted in New York! Pages for Changes (one of my favourite sites) featured Charlie’s Adventures…in Hawaii this month. With the intent to help raise empathetic, worldly children, Pages for Changes is an amazing resource!

February 2017


  • Great photoshoot! Can you spot Charlie’s cameo? Thank you Little Steps Publishing.

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January 2017

  • Charlie’s Adventures…in Hawaii was featured as one of six books for Kid’s to read over the summer holidays. Thank you to HerCanberra and Elise Adamo.

 December 2016

  • A privilege to be invited to contribute to IT’S THE NOW. A useful and informative platform to inspire and educate those on their entrepreneurial quest.

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

  • It was a privilege to be part of the inaugural Canberra Writers Festival at the stunning National Museum of Australia (“where our stories come alive”). Thank you to those who came along to support Charlie. Mahalo to our beautiful hula dancers. More photos available on the de Rose-Ahern Stories Facebook page.


Book Week 2016

  • Charlie and I will be visiting schools around Canberra for Book Week 2016 Australia, Story Country. Details can be found on the visits  page.
  • Delighted to be part of the Children’s Book Council of Australia ACT Branch Book of the Year Awards celebrations at the National Library of Australia.


June 2016

    • Please join us to celebrate the launch of ‘Charlie’s Adventures…in Hawaii’ in luau style!
      • Date: Saturday 9 July 2016
      • Time: From 11am
      • Venue: Harry Hartog Westfield Woden.
        • Proceeds from book sales on the day will be donated to the Miracle Babies Foundation, Australia’s leading organisation supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them. For those of you who cannot attend the launch event, proceeds from book sales made on the de Rose-Ahern Stories website ( on Sunday 10 July and Monday 11 July will also be donated to the Miracle Babies Foundation. Grab your Hawaiian shirt, lei and ukulele and join Charlie on his first adventure!

  • ‘Charlie gets his big start in Hawaii’ – I recently shared all things Charlie with the wonderful team at Canberra City News. Check out the latest editon to find out more. Thank you to Canberra City News for this opportunity.