Our author, Jane Jolly, has had three Notable picture books in the Children’s Book Council Australia Book of the Year awards. Jane strongly believes in the fight to rid the world of landmines and cluster munitions. On the road to getting this story published she has met with the Safe Ground group in Adelaide and a representative from Medical Association for the Prevention of War.
Our illustrator, Sally Heinrich, has been recognised through fellowships from the Asialink Foundation, The May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust, Varuna – the Writers’ Centre, Arts SA and the Ian Reed Foundation, and her original artwork and linoprints have been exhibited in Australia and Asia including in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. Sally believes that picture books are a powerful tool to communicate ideas and build bridges of understanding between people from different cultures and backgrounds.
Our publisher, MidnightSun Publishing, wants to challenge, excite, enrage and overwhelm. Therefore, we publish beautiful books that have touched us personally. One Step At a Time is an amazing book that we support wholeheartedly. We have therefore decided to take the plunge and publish our first children’s book. But as a small publisher, we need support from people like you to help make this important book a reality.
Dr Anna Solding, from MidnightSun Publishing.