A Writer Leaves His Cave

June 13th, 2012 · No Comments »

Everyone knows Winter is a great time for rugging up and reading. For an author, however, Winter is the time to be out talking about books & writing, and getting wet. I have my raincoat, my umbrella and my GPS device (she is a TomTom named Jen) and I am ready to go.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of being invited to speak to a year 3 class at Blessed Sacrament Primary School in Clifton Gardens. They are reading Chicken Stu together at the moment and had some fantastic questions for me. I also read them some excerpt from the new book.

On Friday I will be visiting Bidwell Primary School, and on the 27th of June I’ll be at John Warby Public School in Airds – both of these visits are part of my Role Model duties for Books in Homes. These schools are being sponsored by the University of Western Sydney and all the lucky kids will get to take home some new books just in time for the upcoming school holidays.

Next Tuesday I will be participating in a Literary Lunch with the South Coast branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) held in Fairy Meadow. Also at this lunch will be the wonderful authors and illustrators Sandy Fussell, Belinda Murrell, Serena Geddes and Tania McCartney.

Finally, at the end of the month the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) conference will take place in Sydney. I am very much looking forward to this as I will get to meet a whole stack of fantastic authors, illustrators, publishers, editors and agents. It looks like an excellent program.

Maybe I will see some of you out and about.

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