Book launch – Devon Sillett – The Leaky Story April began with a picture book launch – always fun – this one for Devon Sillett’s lovely tale of The Leaky Story. Getting Social... Other than that, it was a fairly quiet month, although I did enjoy a lovely morning with local SCBWI members and a couple of jetsetting visitors at Poppy’s (War Memorial cafe). Here I am with with Nicole Godwin, Sheryl Gwyther from Queensland, Tania McCartney, Irma Gold, Stephanie Owen Reeder and Mar
The third book in the Trouble series about Georgia and her troublesome dragon was launched at Harry Hartog in Woden (here in Canberra) this month. It was a great day where I got to meet lots of people who are getting to know Georgia and Trouble and enjoy reading about all their escapades. Talking of book launches, I also took myself along to Tania McCartney's launch of This is Banjo Paterson. Tania McCartney never goes halves in her wonderful launches, and this one was no exc
‘Wow! Your second book? So soon?’ my friend said. We were ‘catching up’... that thing you do when you don’t get the chance to meet up all the time. It hadn’t been so long that we were remembering past times or anything, you know, those good ol’ trips down memory lane, but it had been long enough that we were bringing each other up to speed on events in our day to day lives. She had started a new job, moved house, was contemplating a new relationship... all big things. My big
With the publication date for Trouble at Home eventually imminent after the long wait, I hit a patch of self-doubt about having a launch. I wasn’t sure what to actually do, and it felt a bit like I was trying to big-note myself. When a friend asked me about it, I finally said outright that, no, I wasn’t going to, feeling a moment of relief that I’d made a decision. Said friend immediately insisted I did launch and promised to help (which she duly did, once I’d worked out how)
Look at this! This treasure trove of books came to me from Hachette Australia, thanks to
Kids' Book Review and one of those lovely competitions where you get to write about something in 25 words: in this case it was what Christmas meant to me. I wrote: Christmas is family. It's giggles and shiny, crinkly paper. Twinkling
lights. Lunch that goes forever, with laughter, pudding, and mince pies.
Christmas is love. I'm really looking forward to getting some great reading in.
Reading and writing go hand in hand, and there is nothing like sitting down with a good book and getting lost in another world. I can enjoy reading almost anywhere, but some favourite places might be under the shade of a tree on a hot day, curled up on a comfy chair beside the window as the rain drums against the glass, or beside the fire on a cold, wintry day. Or in the mysterious quiet of the library. Just add book. So what sort of books do I enjoy reading? Like the rest