Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Blinky Bill on Stage

Blinky Bill on Stage (1992) Post 388

Blinky Bill on Stage is one of a few longer original stories I wrote for the Blinky series. In this one, a bushfire destroys the Kangaroo household and Blinky's mate Splodge and his sister Kitty are bereft. Mrs Snake offers to take in Kitty and Splodge, and is angry when her offer is turned down. Miss Magpie's class decides to put on a play to raise money for the family, and Nutsy and Kitty write the script for Kangarella. With cuddly sisters, three nice mice, the hairy godmother and others, plus song and dance routines, it's sure to be a hit, but Blinky, who would rather be out playing Rob'em Good in the bush is cranky. Mrs Snake offers back stage help... All is sorted out in the finish. I had quite a lot of fun with this one, writing bits of script and some songs for the musical. 


Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs http://www.affordablemanuscriptassessments.com and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 was to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. 2017 is now behind us, but I ran out of year before running out of books, so the blog will continue for at least the next month or so.


  1. I don't remember Splodge having a sister named Kitty.

    1. This is another original story.

    2. Yeah, but what's Kitty's personality? I wish there was a picture of her, so I'd know what she'd look like.


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