Cover Art Competition


Announcing The Girl Diaries Cover Art Competition


Kicking off on Saturday November 23rd 2019 at Cobb & Co Farmers Markets Toowoomba. The winning artwork will be used as the ebook cover for “Broken Dreams” and will be featured on posters, t-shirts, mugs, hats, and other items to market the release of this book in February 2020.

The winner will receive:

  • A watercolour box set of the original trilogy for The Girl Diaries series;

  • A monogrammed journal;

  • Acknowledgement as Illustrator for “Broken Dreams” and;

  • $50 gift voucher to The Book Tree in Toowoomba

Submission requirements:

  • Subject must be related to “Broken Dreams” theme

  • There is no cost to participate in this competition.

  • Please mail completed artwork to 10 Leonard Street, East Toowoomba, 4350 or alternatively;

  • Email your artwork (PNG or PDF file format) to

  • No larger than 18″x 24″

  • Full colour artwork only, do not include any text regarding name, date or book title

  • Deadline February 1, 2020 for email submissions and January 30, 2020 for postal entries **please note physical art submissions will not be returned to participants but will be featured in the gallery section of this website and other media sharing sites operated by the author running this competition.


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Author Bio


M. A. THOMAS: Brief Biography:


I'm a former cafe manager, ambulance officer and currently I work as both a mother and a mental health advocate as I work towards my masters in Narrative Therapy. I am soon to be an author of seventeen books. In my spare time I like to volunteer with or without my family at the local youth hub and support locals with therapeutic journal writing, Tree of Life/Creative writing workshops to help young people rebuild their futures. My debut novel Awkward Honesty is the first instalment of twelve in The Girl Diaries series. It is set in rural Queensland and tells the story of a group of young people struggling with the real pressures of modern life in what can only be described as one truly, cringe-worthy journal.  Early reviews have called the book “witty and raw” “the next best children's series” and “a generation defining book.”

My other books will include a dark fantasy publication, The Unseen Forest (2021) and a contemporary romance trilogy set in Nevada, USA entitled Out Of Vegas (2020)

I live with my husband, two sons and two dogs in Toowoomba, Queensland. You can follow my writing journey on the following pages.

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