Category: Books


Sneak Peek

Story Preview – A Fearsome Frightening Place. 


Welcome to a post. This is the first in a new series of posts I will be putting out containing a complete story or an extract of a story I am currently working on. Links to these stories and extracts will available under the Sneak Preview link on the main home page –

The first story to share was inspired by one of the most famous children’s stories of all time. “Where the Wild Things Are” 


I hope you enjoy – A Fearsome Frightening Place



Radio Northern Beaches Interview

Radio Interview msbooksandgames

Listen to Lauren and her Dad – Matthew Shallvey – talk about Matthew’s Children’s picture books on Northern Beaches radio at 3pm on June 22nd 2019  broadcasting on 88.7 and 90.3 FM. You can also stream live at

Northern Beaches radio covers some of the most beautiful stretch on the Sydney coast, from Manly, Collaroy, and Narrabeen to Palm Beach.

Radio Interview msbooksandgames

MS Books and Games Launch

msbooksandgames book launch

MS Books and Games official launch happened as planned on the 12th June. The night was a great success with Matthew launching his books through a presentation / chat about self-publishing. This was followed by Diane from Big Sky Publishing who provided some great insights into publishing through a tradition publisher.

A BIG Thank You to everyone involved.

Any yes that is a very big smile on my face below with the very talented author Oliver Phommavanh having me sign one of my books!

msbooksandgames book launch
msbooksandgames book launch
msbooksandgames book launch with Oliver Phommavanh

Afternoon tea with the Authors

msbooksandgames Afternoon tea with the authors

For the 10 Year Anniversary of formation of the CBCA Northern Beaches group, we had 10 Authors spend the afternoon with the students at Belrose Public School. The event was a great success. 

Thank you to both Authors/Illustrators and Belrose Public School for the great afternoon.

I would like to thank the following Authors and Illustrators for their time and efforts. – Kristin Prescott, Jules Faber, Ruth Devine, Jan Latta, Carolyn Eldridge-Alfonzetti, Debra Tidball, Anne Donnelly, Brydie Wright and Wendy Blaxland

msbooksandgames Afternoon tea with the authors