Gwendolyn Gray has lived on Horseshoe Lagoon, Casino, for the past 35 years. Watching the daily antics of the waterfowl on the lagoon inspired Gwendolyn to write the story about the little duckling and his adventures.
Bucket brings together all types of waterfowl, including the large black swan, water hens, and other ducks in a delightful tale of a day on the lagoon.
Her long time admiration of Beautrix Potter motivated Gwendolyn to write this children's book.
Being a founding member of Casino Art Group, Gwendolyn has grown as a Fine Line Pen and Acrylic artist has reflected in her paintings.
Her works include landscape, historical military, and realism pieces. Her paintings and drawings are throughout Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, and America.
Gwendolyn has lived in Casino all her life, marrying a local farmer and is a mother of two.
She has become well-known in the town for her artistic abilities and has a history of artists in the family who have had success in their own right. Painting and writing gives Gwendolyn a sense of pleasure and giving to the community also enhances her enjoyment.Learn More About Gwendolyn
As I have written and published three as part of a collection of five children’s books, I have two finished manuscripts waiting to go to the publisher.
The first book I wrote while I was camping, so I don’t have a specific writing space.
The biggest thing I have learnt is to enjoy yourself throughout your writing. Don’t be scared to try and believe you’re good enough to do it. Be passionate and write about, as they say, ‘what you know’. But also ensure you know what you want your book to do for you, who your audience is, and what it will look like as a finished product.
Look around for a publisher that is open to what you want and is willing to listen. I found InHouse after seeing the owner holding his little dog Jack and I knew straight away they were right for me.
My greatest success is when I published my very first book and I became a Premium Pick at InHouse Publishing.
Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit was a favourite book in my childhood and still is.
As I live next to Horseshoe Lagoon, my characters come from the waterfowl that inhabit the lagoon. I have been watching their antics for 35 years so I don’t research or plan, the stories just seem to arrive.
Receiving the finished books is the most enjoyable part, the anticipation of seeing what you have achieved out of all your hard work.
My husband Ron has been there from the start and has supported me on every part of the journey. I’m sure I couldn’t have done it without him.
Loved my experience with the team at InHouse.
All the staff that covered…
Loved my experience with the team at InHouse.
All the staff that covered every area for my book was quick to do their individual jobs, responded quickly to emails, happily made changes when necessary. Understood my purpose and mission for the book which gave me confidence that I chose the right publisher.
Really good all round!
Wonderful, wonderful Inhouse Publishing has so far produced two of my books,…
Wonderful, wonderful Inhouse Publishing has so far produced two of my books, working round the clock at the last minute to make it all happen on time, as at this pre-arranged launch at Queensland Terrace in 2019. Extraordinary capable and generous, we are lucky to have them here in Queensland.
I have collaborated with InHouse Publishing for over five years now and…
I have collaborated with InHouse Publishing for over five years now and find them to be a professional, ethical, and caring family-run self-publishing business who have helped many authors realise their publishing dreams. Highly recommended!
I engaged in-house publishing to deliver my second book the little book…
I engaged in-house publishing to deliver my second book the little book of Human. From the first conversation to the delivery of the product I was incredibly impressed with the care that the entire team showed towards me and in particular their willingness to understand the human behind the book. The way the process moved seamlessly from one department to the next tells me that this is a team who cares for each other, and in turn this is felt by me the customer. With book three now into concept stage I know I’ll be giving in-house publishing a call once the manuscript is done. You won’t go wrong if you engage them.
As a published author of 11 books with International and Australian publishers,…
As a published author of 11 books with International and Australian publishers, I turned to In-House to get a specialist subject book produced I
could not get any agency interested in. I was so happy with the results and their professionalism I have since published 3 more books with them and will do so again. I recommend anyone who has a story they want to tell to seek some advice from In- House Publishing.
I am so thrilled that I went with InHouse Publishing to print…
I am so thrilled that I went with InHouse Publishing to print my book. The finished product is better than I had imagined. They did the cover design, type-setting and print. Working with this team, you know you are in safe hands. They are friendly, timely, skilled and most importantly they listen. It was wonderful to collaborate with them to bring this book to life. I can't thank you all enough - Nevada, Chrisstie, Tahni, & Caroline. Their processes are down to a fine art!