Inside Carla Coulson’s Magic Camera


Exciting news today that Poet’s Cottage continues its European tour with the rights being sold to Spain. So happy to know my Tasmanian mystery will now be available to Spanish readers.

Josephine Pennicott by Carla Coulson

Josephine Pennicott by Carla Coulson

And for regular readers, you may recall that I had a photo shoot last year with the very talented Carla Coulson, of which I posted about HERE in the post Life’s so Light.

Carla has released some of the images from that shoot on her beautiful blog which I’ve followed for years CARLA LOVES PHOTOGRAPHY

Josephine Pennicott and Daisy image by Carla Coulson

Josephine Pennicott and Daisy image by Carla Coulson

I am still pinching myself that not only did I get to meet Carla but I also had the honour of being photographed by her. We worked with a vision/mood board that must have raised Carla’s eyebrow when she first saw it. It included Agatha Christie/the Rolling Stones and a few other slightly different inspirations. Carla, bless her, had an image of Kate Moss with her daughter that she wanted to reproduce the look of.

Josephine Pennicott and David Levell image by Carla Coulson

Josephine Pennicott and David Levell image by Carla Coulson

I am delighted with how she represented our family as I wanted to show our creative and laid-back style. If you enjoy the photos please leave feedback for Carla. And Carla does do workshops and shoots in Sydney if you are interested. All the details can be found on her website.

One of my inspiration images for the shoot

One of my inspiration images for the shoot

Josephine Pennicott by Carla Coulson

Josephine Pennicott by Carla Coulson

Finally some advance notice that I will be appearing in the following talk, Something Rotten in the Apple Isle in Melbourne in June for Sisters in Crime. It should be enormous fun and I’m thrilled it has a Tasmanian theme. You can read all about it on this link HERE. I know I have the fab Carmel Shute to thank for that title. Would love to see you there if you can make it. I am sure it will be a hoot.

I am planning and dreaming new books into existence this week. I have loads of ideas. I’m never short of a great idea it’s just making time to write them all out. And this year I have joined the Australian Women Writers Challenge HERE which I think is a great idea. I did join it in 2012 but was flat out with research reading. However I do think it’s a worthy cause and a wonderful idea to support other Australian Women writers across genres. I have committed myself to the Miles level and so no excuses for not tackling the tower of books in my bedroom now!

David and I in Irish Echo

David and I in Irish Echo

David and I made the Irish Echo last week to see Mike Scott and the Waterboys, one of our rare nights out. I’ve loved the Waterboys forever and so thrilled to have the moment immortalised.

Thanks for visiting me. Keep Creative and Inspired. xx

8 Responses

  1. bookbank February 19, 2013 / 11:27 am

    Thank you, Josephine. I am happy also that I was able to place your book. The publisher is very enthusiastic and I hope it does well in this market.


    Alicia González Sterling

    • josephinetalepeddler February 19, 2013 / 11:01 pm

      Dear Alicia,
      Thank you so much for all your efforts for Poet’s Cottage! We are thrilled in our little Brick cottage in Sydney and shall certainly toast your good health this weekend when we have a celebration dinner for Spain. You have no idea of how much it means to me to know somebody in Spain will be reading my Tasmanian sea-fishing mystery. Warmest love, deepest thanks. Josephine xx

  2. Catherine February 20, 2013 / 7:45 am

    Congratulations on crossing borders! I’m sure Poet’s Cottage will be widely loved. And the photos are so warm and glowing – Carla’s work is beautiful. I need a new author shot myself! Ciao cat

    • josephinetalepeddler February 20, 2013 / 9:14 am

      Dear Catherine, thank you so much for your visit and comment. Why not book in with Carla for a session? It has been so wonderful to cross the border. A great boost when I am busy planning my next book! Ciao to you as well lovely. xx

  3. pinry February 20, 2013 / 9:42 am

    Hello lovely! What stunning photographs, such beautiful work, and the subjects aren’t bad either! Congrats on your Spanish invasion, and great that you’ll be in Melbourne again. I’ll have to try and see you this time. Jxxx

    • josephinetalepeddler February 20, 2013 / 10:02 am

      Dear Jennifer, would be great to see you in Melbourne and the Sister in Crime nights are always fun if you can get along for them. Thanks so much for your comment. I am grateful for the Touché Éclat as I had really been working hard leading up to deadline. Not quite sure if I have invaded Spain but rather doing a little tap dance over the border. Hope all is well with you and your lovely family and I hope you are keeping crafty and creative. Warmest love as always. xx
      ps one tip I learned from Carla is to have a great background because then you’re halfway there. All the details are so important.

  4. curiousclaree March 6, 2013 / 8:52 am

    I adore these photos of you! Carla is such a wonderful photographer!

    Clare x

    • josephinetalepeddler March 6, 2013 / 9:02 am

      Clare, so good to see you again and your beautiful blog. Yes, Carla is a marvel. She must have been a bit surprised by my inspiration shots for the shoot because of the Agatha Christie up against Rolling Stones but she had a vision in her mind. I still feel so lucky to have worked with her and hope to again another day. If you ever get the chance book her when she comes to Sydney. You will have lasting memories to treasure. Or even better book a shoot with her in Paris! Plus she is really just as warm and lovely as she comes across on her blog. She’s a rock star. xx

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