Zanni Louise – Children’s Author

Learn the process of book publishing with Zanni Louise

Podcast Episode 39  – Interview featuring Zanni Louise – talking to us all the way from the Netherlands!

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Zanni Louise is an Australian children’s author, currently living in The Netherlands. Her first picture book TOO BUSY SLEEPING is listed as a CBCA Notable Book. Her second book ARCHIE & THE BEAR will be released 2017. Zanni’s blogged at MY LITTLE SUNSHINE HOUSE for seven years. She runs blogging workshops at Byron Bay Writer’s Festival and for various companies. She also writes and edits professionally.

So if you’re wanting to be a superstar writer like Zanni, head over to the Aussie Bloggers Podcast show and listen to our interview with Zanni Louise, the ultimate blogger and writer of our time!


In this episode, you learn:

  • How sharing her parenting experiences led to her blogging opportunities
  • The path from blogging to being sought out by a publishing house
  • How an organic online friendship led to publishing opportunities
  • The process of publishing a children’s picture book
  • The editing process of having a shorter post can work
  • Why reading aloud is so important
  • How blogging can lead to becoming a coach or mentor

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Carly Jacobs and Smaggle

Where Did Smaggle Come From? You Need to Know This!

Podcast Episode 24 – Interview featuring Carly Jacobs – Life Hacker!


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Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird.

She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. She’s the co-founder of of blog school Little Blog Big and co-host of podcasts Straight & Curly (for life improvement junkies) and Sweet Teen Club (for those of us who can’t leave the 90s behind).

Hoop earrings are totally her thing, Benedict Cumberbatch is her Beyonce and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.

So if you’re wanting to be a blogging sensation like Carly, head over to the Aussie Bloggers Podcast show and listen to our interview with her and find out all her saucy secrets on how to make it as a blogger today!

In this episode, you learn:

  • What made Carly begin blogging 9 years ago
  • How to make a living blogging
  • Why you should begin with an Agency to build your brand and Monetise
  • Carly’s next big step
  • How Carly became ‘Blog Wife Besties’ with Christina Butcher
  • How to work with a partner in the blogging world
  • Where the name “Smaggle” came from


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Lisa Cox: The Writer Who Says “No Excuses”!

How to Stay Grateful and Don’t Let ANYTHING Limit You

Podcast Episode 22  – Interview featuring inspiring blogger and author, Lisa Cox

Lisa’s Amazing Story

After my brain haemorrhaged at the airport one morning, I spent the next three weeks in a coma and two month on life support. Pneumonia, heart attacks and uncontrollable seizures took hold of my body as all of my organs shut down.

Technically, I died twice in hospital but was resuscitated (obviously!) to keep living out a life I loved. My family Lisa Cox Aussie Bloggers Podcastwas told they might have to turn off my life support but then my brain started to recharge and every single cell in my body regenerated.

So that was bad but then it got really crazy. I spent over a year in hospital, the first time and underwent over a dozen operations and procedures. This included, heart surgery, the amputation of one leg, all my remaining toes and nine fingertips. I’ve since returned to hospital for a total hip replacement and open heart surgery.

The permanent damage to my brain has affected my speech and memory, left me over 25% blind, epileptic and frequently fatigued.  Osteoarthritis has set up home in nearly every joint throughout my body as well.

I’m not a victim and I’m not sharing what happened as part of a “poor me” story of woe. But I understand what it’s like to start over, to start with really small goals and go from there. I understand what it’s like to feel different or know that the future seems overwhelming and exciting at the same time.

I’ve worked hard to continue living a life that I absolutely adore. My days are very different now but I still love each one and I want the same for you!

Since I hit restart, I’ve had many personal and professional achievements. Learning to write and speak again was just the beginning. I’ve started my own business, written two books, become a professional public Speaker, met and married an amazing man, returned to study, bought my own place and travelled overseas.

I’m on a mission to motivate your body and your mind into action. There are things we can control and things we can’t. Let’s focus on what you can control – today.

Live without fear of failure and live with genuine gratitude and enthusiasm for every day. Live with the knowledge that challenges are just choices waiting to happen. I know it can be done!


In this awe-inspiring episode, you learn:

  • How she structures her day
  • Why she began blogging
  • How you can develop gratitude in your life
  • Her very own blogging tips
  • About her books
  • Why you should listen to your readers
  • How to blog successfully
  • Who the influential people are in her life
  • Why you need to KISS
  • How to get her FREE e-book – Find Your Fearless


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Where You Can Read Lisa’s Blog:   

Here’s an article I wrote about writing and creativity –

This was just published on Mamamia recently:

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