Tag: Chris Stead

The best new Christmas book for kids stars Willy Nilly

Old Mate Media’s new release children’s book Christmas Chimney Challenge is available now in print and as an eBook via Amazon Paperback, Amazon Kindle and Apple Books. Willy Nilly has a problem. There is only two days left till Christmas and he has just realised his house does not have a chimney. If he has […]
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First look at Wolves in the Wind

Award-winning author Chris Stead reveals the first image from his upcoming children’s picture book, Wolves in the Wind. Boy has it been busy. Regular readers will have noticed that our content has slowed down over the last few months. There is a good reason for that! Old Mate founders Chris and Kate have been hard […]
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Where Do I Come From - a new children's picture book coming soon

Award-winning children’s book author Chris Stead reveals the first image from his upcoming release, Where Do I Come From? For quite a while, I have wanted to make a book that was set within Australia’s aboriginal culture. In particular, I find the Dreamtime, or The Dreaming, as a setting fascinating . This “time out of time” […]
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Step 1 to becoming an author: embracing the right writer mindset

So you’ve made a decision to become a creator of literature. Awesome! Here’s some advice to help you begin your journey with the right foot forward. UPDATE: There is currently a FREE Mindset Challenge! that we highly recommend set to begin next week. You can learn about our experience with this company in this article. Are you an author? […]
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Book Week vox pop: where do authors escape?

We are right in the middle of Children’s Book Week in Australia and social media is exploding. It's full of photos of children dressed as their favourite characters, eager ears listening to author talks and many more book celebrations. But where to authors escape to? Book Week Theme: Escape to Everywhere This year’s book week theme […]
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The Little Green Boat print edition out now

 Our first beloved children’s picture book has had a makeover and is getting a re-release on both digital and print formats. Like an awesome director’s cut, or a high-definition re-imagining, The Little Green Boat print edition is here. The first book in The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly series was originally released in late 2015. […]
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The Making of Monument Valley out now on Amazon and iTunes

Old Mate Media is happy to announce that an exclusive, behind the scenes making of book for blockbuster mobile game Monument Valley is now available in digital and paperback.   Monument Valley is a brilliant mobile video game experience. With over 50,000,000 paid downloads on Android, iPhone and iPad devices, it’s also one of the […]
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Who is Suzie? – The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly series

A new character is coming to The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly series by author Chris Stead, but who is Suzie and where did she come from? When I wrote The Little Green Boat, it was for my son. Initially, it was just a story that popped into my head - The Wild Imagination of […]
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Win fantastic prizes in our reader survey competition

Old Mate Media is partnering with a number of great indie authors on a reader survey. Here is the prize pack on offer for those who get involved. What is the survey competition? Old Mate Media has partnered with a number of talented independent authors to bring you an amazing prize pack of books. You can […]
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Willy Nilly series bundle now available on Amazon

Now you can buy or gift all three kindle books from The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly range together in the Willy Nilly Series Bundle. Do you own a Kindle? Do you have children? Well we’ve got some good news. The Willy Nilly Series Bundle has just launched on Amazon. You can now buy the […]
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