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The latest books and happenings, and the general comings and goings of Rosie and the Boom Family.

ITINERARY for ROSE AND PENELOPE’S BOOK TOUR

WARKWORTH 11th March Wednesday @ 3.30pmWarkworth War Memorial Library,1 Baxter Street, Warkworth 0910PUKEKOHE 12th March Thursday 3pmPukekohe Reformed Church, 2 Victoria Street, Pukekohe

CAMBRIDGE 13th March Friday 1.30pm – 3pmCambridge Baptist Church, 58 Queen Street, Cambridge

HAMILTON 13th March Friday 6.30pm – 8 pmWest Hamilton Community Church, 27A Rifle Range Road, Dinsdale

TAURANGA 14th March Saturday afternoon 1 – 3pmPapamoa Baptist, 180 Dickson Rd, Papamoa.

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Colouring-In Competition

Calling all young artists! I’m running a colouring-in competition for Where the Jungle Calls. Winners in both age categories will receive a signed copy of the book. You’ll have to download and print the appropriate page, and then once it’s been coloured in, send it back to me via email: rosie@rosieboom.com.I’d like permission to post them on my website and Facebook…hopefully that’s okay.Don’t forget to clearly print your… read more


Review of Where the Jungle Calls

Reviewed by Kathryn Drinkwater, Editor of New Zealand Christian Writers

Where the Jungle Calls is a true-life story written for boys and girls who will quickly connect with and be enthralled by the adventures, dangers and mischief found within. It’s taken from three years of the author’s childhood and is written in the voice of Rose the child sharing experiences as they happen. For those who have experienced the… read more


Where the Jungle Calls Now Available!

After a very long process, Where the Jungle Calls has finally arrived in the country and is ready for marketing! It just so happened that the advance copy of my twin sister ‘s book The Adventures of Romy also arrived. It’s a twin thing!

So, if you’d like to purchase a copy of Where the Jungle Calls, please head to the online store


Update on Where the Jungle Calls

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Last week I vetted the final proofs of Where the Jungle Calls. It’s amazing how you can go over a manuscript with a fine tooth comb and completely miss the elephant in the room. (ie: the last three chapters void of illustrations! Thankfully, I had one last look at 11pm one night and suddenly spotted the elephant! Or in this case, the absence of drawings!) Frustrating, but I guess that’s read more


To the Printers!

Rosie Boom Where the Jungle Calls A5 Flyer

I’m very excited because yesterday, after four years of work, I sent the finished manuscript of Where the Jungle Calls to the printer! All going well, the books should be in New Zealand by early December. 🙂 So, if you’re looking for ideas for Christmas presents, keep this in mind and check my website for updates on the progress.

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A Shockingly Exciting Thing

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Setting the scene: Back in February 2014, just three months before Mum died, I had a very special afternoon with her. Here’s the post I wrote about it:
“Yesterday I spent the afternoon with my mum and two of my adult nephews. We had some scintillating discussions about life, faith, romance…
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London Calling Eliza

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We’ve just received exciting news from Eliza in Manchester. She’s been accepted as one of twelve singers on the National Opera Studio’s  Young Artist Programme for their 2019/2020 year.

   

“At the National Opera Studio, we offer one of the world’s most formative experiences for young opera singers and répétiteurs who are about to take the biggest step of all… read more


Finishing 24 Years of Home Schooling

Ready to begin our journey...

Last week, Todd Roughton from Homeschooling NZ dropped off Jacob’s Year 13 certificate. My last child, my last student – finished! As the end of my homeschooling has drawn near, I’ve experienced a huge range of emotions. But the over-riding one is of intense gratitude. I feel so incredibly blessed to have been able to stay at home and teach my children. (Thank you, Chris!)


CALEB Prize Finalist

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I was excited to find out this week that my book My Heart Overflows has been named one the three finalists in the Australasian CALEB Prize for published non-fiction. The winner will be announced in Adelaide in October at the Omega Writers Conference.

 

 

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