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262 Six Book Set/Junior Fiction: Karen Tayleur

ITEM: One author signed copy of each of the six books in the David Mortimore Baxter Books set, a middle reader set published by Black Dog Books.

DETAILS:

Liar!: The True Story of David Mortimore Baxter

David Mortimore Baxter has a terrible problem he can’t stop lying. His nearly-next-door neighbour thinks David lies so much he must have a medical condition. His mum calls it truth-bending.The trouble is, once you start bending the truth it’s really hard to straighten in out again.

“I wouldn’t call myself a liar, it’s just that sometimes I say things that aren’t quite true. When I told my class that Smashing Smorgon the wrestler was coming for Sunday lunch, there was only one problem – he wasn’t. Of course, it was Rose Thornton’s fault. It usually is.”

Excuses!: Survive and Succeed with David Mortmore Baxter

The Truth!: David Mortimore Baxter Comes Clean

Secrets!: The Secret Life of David Mortimore Baxter

Promises!: Vote 1 David Mortimore Baxter

Manners!: Staying Out of Trouble with David Mortimore Baxter

BIO: Karen Tayleur lives in the hills of the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and two kids who always leave their homework to the last minute. As well as being expert at year seven German and Chinese and holding down a four-day-a-week job, she is a writer.

Her kids have helped her tap back into school-age politics; back to a time when there was always a Rose Thornton ready to rain on everybody’s parade. When there was always a school bully, a cranky neighbour and an annoying sibling to contend with.

As a child, Karen was a constant audience for her father’s boyhood recollections. His stories have grown larger than life over the years. She’s not saying he is a liar. But he has been known to bend the truth.

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73 A signed copy of YA novel, “Chasing Boys” – Karen Tayleur – 3 of 3

Item: A signed copy of YA novel, “Chasing Boys”

Details:

Book Information: “Eric gives me his Eric smile as he strolls out the door. I know it’s the smile he uses on all the girls, but I can’t help my heart tripping over itself with excitement. I can’t help staring after him as he leaves. When I turn back I see Gaston watching me watching Eric.

“‘Hey! What’s your name?’ Gaston calls out.

“‘Ariel,’ I say. No-one calls me Ariel. No-one, except Mum. ‘Ariel,’ I repeat. Gaston executes a perfect lip curl and says, ‘Well, see you tomorrow — Ariel Ariel.’”

A page-turning coming-of-age story for girls who don’t like pink.

Brief Bio: Karen Tayleur lives in the hills of the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and two kids who always leave their homework to the last minute. As well as being expert at year seven German and Chinese and holding down a four-day-a-week job, she is a writer.

Her kids have helped her tap back into school-age politics; back to a time when there was always a Rose Thornton ready to rain on everybody’s parade. When there was always a school bully, a cranky neighbour and an annoying sibling to contend with.

As a child, Karen was a constant audience for her father’s boyhood recollections. His stories have grown larger than life over the years. She’s not saying he is a liar. But he has been known to bend the truth.

115 A signed copy of YA novel, “Chasing Boys” – Karen Tayleur – 2 of 3

Item: A signed copy of YA novel, “Chasing Boys”

Details:

Book Information: “Eric gives me his Eric smile as he strolls out the door. I know it’s the smile he uses on all the girls, but I can’t help my heart tripping over itself with excitement. I can’t help staring after him as he leaves. When I turn back I see Gaston watching me watching Eric.

“‘Hey! What’s your name?’ Gaston calls out.

“‘Ariel,’ I say. No-one calls me Ariel. No-one, except Mum. ‘Ariel,’ I repeat. Gaston executes a perfect lip curl and says, ‘Well, see you tomorrow — Ariel Ariel.’”

A page-turning coming-of-age story for girls who don’t like pink.

Brief Bio: Karen Tayleur lives in the hills of the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and two kids who always leave their homework to the last minute. As well as being expert at year seven German and Chinese and holding down a four-day-a-week job, she is a writer.

Her kids have helped her tap back into school-age politics; back to a time when there was always a Rose Thornton ready to rain on everybody’s parade. When there was always a school bully, a cranky neighbour and an annoying sibling to contend with.

As a child, Karen was a constant audience for her father’s boyhood recollections. His stories have grown larger than life over the years. She’s not saying he is a liar. But he has been known to bend the truth.

116 A signed copy of YA novel, “Chasing Boys” – Karen Tayleur – 1 of 3

Item: A signed copy of YA novel, “Chasing Boys”

Details:

Book Information: “Eric gives me his Eric smile as he strolls out the door. I know it’s the smile he uses on all the girls, but I can’t help my heart tripping over itself with excitement. I can’t help staring after him as he leaves. When I turn back I see Gaston watching me watching Eric.

“‘Hey! What’s your name?’ Gaston calls out.

“‘Ariel,’ I say. No-one calls me Ariel. No-one, except Mum. ‘Ariel,’ I repeat. Gaston executes a perfect lip curl and says, ‘Well, see you tomorrow — Ariel Ariel.’”

A page-turning coming-of-age story for girls who don’t like pink.

Brief Bio: Karen Tayleur lives in the hills of the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and two kids who always leave their homework to the last minute. As well as being expert at year seven German and Chinese and holding down a four-day-a-week job, she is a writer.

Her kids have helped her tap back into school-age politics; back to a time when there was always a Rose Thornton ready to rain on everybody’s parade. When there was always a school bully, a cranky neighbour and an annoying sibling to contend with.

As a child, Karen was a constant audience for her father’s boyhood recollections. His stories have grown larger than life over the years. She’s not saying he is a liar. But he has been known to bend the truth.

117 A signed copy of YA novel, “Hostage” – Karen Tayleur – 3 of 3

Item: A signed copy of YA novel, “Hostage”

Details:

Book Information: What if you could have your life over again.

Would it be different?

Tully becomes a hostage when she is abducted from a chemist on Christmas Eve. Her ordeal lasts 24 hours.

Or so she says

Brief Bio: Karen Tayleur lives in the hills of the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and two kids who always leave their homework to the last minute. As well as being expert at year seven German and Chinese and holding down a four-day-a-week job, she is a writer.

Her kids have helped her tap back into school-age politics; back to a time when there was always a Rose Thornton ready to rain on everybody’s parade. When there was always a school bully, a cranky neighbour and an annoying sibling to contend with.

As a child, Karen was a constant audience for her father’s boyhood recollections. His stories have grown larger than life over the years. She’s not saying he is a liar. But he has been known to bend the truth.

118 A signed copy of YA novel, “Hostage” – Karen Tayleur – 2 of 3

Item: A signed copy of YA novel, “Hostage”

Details:

Book Information: What if you could have your life over again.

Would it be different?

Tully becomes a hostage when she is abducted from a chemist on Christmas Eve. Her ordeal lasts 24 hours.

Or so she says

Brief Bio: Karen Tayleur lives in the hills of the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and two kids who always leave their homework to the last minute. As well as being expert at year seven German and Chinese and holding down a four-day-a-week job, she is a writer.

Her kids have helped her tap back into school-age politics; back to a time when there was always a Rose Thornton ready to rain on everybody’s parade. When there was always a school bully, a cranky neighbour and an annoying sibling to contend with.

As a child, Karen was a constant audience for her father’s boyhood recollections. His stories have grown larger than life over the years. She’s not saying he is a liar. But he has been known to bend the truth.

119 A signed copy of YA novel, “Hostage” – Karen Tayleur – 1 of 3

Item: A signed copy of YA novel, “Hostage”

Details:

Book Information: What if you could have your life over again.

Would it be different?

Tully becomes a hostage when she is abducted from a chemist on Christmas Eve. Her ordeal lasts 24 hours.

Or so she says

Brief Bio: Karen Tayleur lives in the hills of the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and two kids who always leave their homework to the last minute. As well as being expert at year seven German and Chinese and holding down a four-day-a-week job, she is a writer.

Her kids have helped her tap back into school-age politics; back to a time when there was always a Rose Thornton ready to rain on everybody’s parade. When there was always a school bully, a cranky neighbour and an annoying sibling to contend with.

As a child, Karen was a constant audience for her father’s boyhood recollections. His stories have grown larger than life over the years. She’s not saying he is a liar. But he has been known to bend the truth.

120 A signed copy of YA novel, “Six” – Karen Tayleur – 3 of 3

Item: A signed copy of YA novel, “Six”

Details:

Book Information: One car. One after-party.

Six people, six points of view.

But only one outcome.

Brief Bio: Karen Tayleur lives in the hills of the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and two kids who always leave their homework to the last minute. As well as being expert at year seven German and Chinese and holding down a four-day-a-week job, she is a writer.

Her kids have helped her tap back into school-age politics; back to a time when there was always a Rose Thornton ready to rain on everybody’s parade. When there was always a school bully, a cranky neighbour and an annoying sibling to contend with.

As a child, Karen was a constant audience for her father’s boyhood recollections. His stories have grown larger than life over the years. She’s not saying he is a liar. But he has been known to bend the truth.

121 A signed copy of YA novel, “Six” – Karen Tayleur – 2 of 3

Item: A signed copy of YA novel, “Six”

Details:

Book Information: One car. One after-party.

Six people, six points of view.

But only one outcome.

Brief Bio: Karen Tayleur lives in the hills of the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and two kids who always leave their homework to the last minute. As well as being expert at year seven German and Chinese and holding down a four-day-a-week job, she is a writer.

Her kids have helped her tap back into school-age politics; back to a time when there was always a Rose Thornton ready to rain on everybody’s parade. When there was always a school bully, a cranky neighbour and an annoying sibling to contend with.

As a child, Karen was a constant audience for her father’s boyhood recollections. His stories have grown larger than life over the years. She’s not saying he is a liar. But he has been known to bend the truth.

122 A signed copy of YA novel, “Six” – Karen Tayleur – 1 of 3

Item: A signed copy of YA novel, “Six”

Details:

Book Information: One car. One after-party.

Six people, six points of view.

But only one outcome.

Brief Bio: Karen Tayleur lives in the hills of the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and two kids who always leave their homework to the last minute. As well as being expert at year seven German and Chinese and holding down a four-day-a-week job, she is a writer.

Her kids have helped her tap back into school-age politics; back to a time when there was always a Rose Thornton ready to rain on everybody’s parade. When there was always a school bully, a cranky neighbour and an annoying sibling to contend with.

As a child, Karen was a constant audience for her father’s boyhood recollections. His stories have grown larger than life over the years. She’s not saying he is a liar. But he has been known to bend the truth.

123 Signed copy of picture book, Halloween in Christmas Hills – Karen Tayleur – 2 of 2

Item: A signed copy of picture book, Halloween in Christmas Hills

Details:

Book Information: When Miles Cameron was allowed to go trick or treating for the first time, everyone warned him to stay away from Stingy Jack’s house.

If only he had listened.

Brief Bio: Karen Tayleur lives in the hills of the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and two kids who always leave their homework to the last minute. As well as being expert at year seven German and Chinese and holding down a four-day-a-week job, she is a writer.

Her kids have helped her tap back into school-age politics; back to a time when there was always a Rose Thornton ready to rain on everybody’s parade. When there was always a school bully, a cranky neighbour and an annoying sibling to contend with.

As a child, Karen was a constant audience for her father’s boyhood recollections. His stories have grown larger than life over the years. She’s not saying he is a liar. But he has been known to bend the truth.

124 Signed copy of picture book, Halloween in Christmas Hills – Karen Tayleur – 1 of 2

Item: A signed copy of picture book, Halloween in Christmas Hills

Details:

Book Information: When Miles Cameron was allowed to go trick or treating for the first time, everyone warned him to stay away from Stingy Jack’s house.

If only he had listened.

Brief Bio: Karen Tayleur lives in the hills of the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and two kids who always leave their homework to the last minute. As well as being expert at year seven German and Chinese and holding down a four-day-a-week job, she is a writer.

Her kids have helped her tap back into school-age politics; back to a time when there was always a Rose Thornton ready to rain on everybody’s parade. When there was always a school bully, a cranky neighbour and an annoying sibling to contend with.

As a child, Karen was a constant audience for her father’s boyhood recollections. His stories have grown larger than life over the years. She’s not saying he is a liar. But he has been known to bend the truth.

125 Signed copy of Burke and Wills: Expeditions Off the Map – Karen Tayleur

Item: A signed copy of Burke and Wills: Expeditions Off the Map

Details:

Book Information: These are Our Stories. From bushrangers and prime ministers to how Australian inventions have changed the world.

In 1860, an expedition led by Robert O’Hara Burke walked off the map and into unknown territory. Along the way, William John Wills was appointed second-in-command.

Their journey would not be easy. Death was a constant possibility from lack of food and water, hostile Indigenous tribes and a landscape completely alien to their original homelands.

This is the story of what happened to Burke and Wills and the men who followed them.

Brief Bio: Karen Tayleur lives in the hills of the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and two kids who always leave their homework to the last minute. As well as being expert at year seven German and Chinese and holding down a four-day-a-week job, she is a writer.

Her kids have helped her tap back into school-age politics; back to a time when there was always a Rose Thornton ready to rain on everybody’s parade. When there was always a school bully, a cranky neighbour and an annoying sibling to contend with.

As a child, Karen was a constant audience for her father’s boyhood recollections. His stories have grown larger than life over the years. She’s not saying he is a liar. But he has been known to bend the truth.

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