I had been working with Playcentre Publishers for 33 years and very sadly, this era came to an end when Ako Books (Playcentre Publishers) closed its doors in March 2016. To keep my two books "Magic Places" and "Dance with me in the Heart" in print, I decided to become my own publisher and both titles are now available under the Good Egg Books label.
"The Sacred Urge to Play: unfolding your child's intelligence, imagination, creativity and joy for Life" is my new book, written in consultation with Kimberley Crisp - so it's Our Book. It hatched in October 2016 and is flying out of the Nest far and wide as more and more early childhood centres and primary schools realise the importance of play in a child's life.
Besides being a book writer, book publisher, book packer for mail-outs, I travel around New Zealand offering professional development to those who live and work with babies and children. So sometimes there is a slight delay in getting your parcel into the mail. When I get home that is my first job: getting your books out to you to enjoy, all parcelled up in eco-friendly-brown-corrugated-cardboard packaging. www.penniebrownlee.weebly.com