Sunday 25 November 2012

Blog Tour: Dimity Powell and PS: Who Stole Santa's Mail?

We're on the home stretch to Christmas and today Buzz Words hosts someone who knows more than most about Santa. Dimity Powell's new book is PS: Who Stole Santa's Mail? (Morris Publishing Australia). There's also my review at the end of our chat with Dimity and a chance to win a copy of her book.

Q. Hi Dimity, Thanks for dropping by. Other than writing, what else do you love? 

A. Food; cooking it, eating it and growing it. Oh and the feeling of the breeze on my cheeks when I’m reaching along on a sail boat. I suppose the real answer should be my family but for some reason ‘ice cream’ keeps popping up in my mind. I really, really love ice cream. But I can’t eat ice cream and write and sail at the same time.

Q. What were you in a past life (if anything) before you became a writer?

A. Waitress, Activities Supervisor, Chef de Brigade, Stewardess aboard a super yacht, Charter Liaison Officer, Director of Marketing. That’s in this life. Not sure about a past, past life … but I wouldn’t have minded being a pelican.

Q. Describe your perfect day. 

A. Any of my days would be perfect if I could get a perfect night’s sleep!

A day filled with kind words, kind smiles, kind encounters, kind outcomes and kind weather would be ideal. A large bowl of ice cream would end it perfectly, of course.

Q. What five words best sum you up?

A. Tenacious, weird, organized, talented, diligent. (Not all these are self-attributed)


PS: Who Stole Santa's Mail? by Dimity Powell, illustrations by Scott Anastasi (Morris Publishing Australia)
PB RRP $15.99
ISBN 9780985914714 
Reviewed by Vicki Stanton

There's no time of the year more exciting for kids than Christmas. But when best friends Tobii and Sam go to post a letter to Santa they discover that the post boxes are going missing. No one pays them any attention. Matters go from bad to worse when Sam's little sister Maddie is kidnapped and the boys have to really save the day. With a bully brother, an evil elf, a stolen sister and more, this certainly will be a Christmas to remember.

Dimity Powell has written a highly original, fast-paced action adventure for younger readers with twists and turns around every corner. Readers will love how it is the kids who solve the mystery, rescue Maddie and save Christmas. But will they get what they want for Christmas?

WIN! In conjunction with this blog tour, you can go in the draw to win one of three copies of the book PS: Who Stole Santa’s Mail?. Send the answer to this question: 'What do you think Santa wants for Christmas?' to In the subject line put, PS: WSSM entry. The competition will close at midnight on November 30th  2012.

All entries will be assigned a number, and that number will be put in a draw. The winners will be notified by email. The book can be purchased at your local bookshop. If it is not in stock, please ask them to order it for you. A signed copy can also be purchased from

For the next stop on Dimity's blog tour tour visit From Hook to Book on 8 October. For the previous stop see Alison Reynolds. Check out all of Dimity's blog tour stops.


  1. Brilliant to be here Vicki! Thank you Buzz Words for featuring me and my book. I wish that you all do get what you want for Christmas!! Dimity

  2. Congrats Dimity, another entertaining, informative Blog.
    Enjoyed your book launch today at Mount Tambourine.
    Can't wait to read and review your book ... Karen Tyrrell:)

  3. Hi Karen and Dimity,

    Thanks to both of you for dropping by. I love anything to do with Christmas. It truly is a wonderful season and I'm glad that Sam and Tobii solved the mystery of the disappearing post office boxes and Santa's mail got through!


  4. Your quirky answers just cracked me up, Dimity! Congratulations!

  5. Congrats too, Angela, on your May Gibbs Trust Fellowship!


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