Well, Book Week is almost here – it’s officially next week in Australia but many schools celebrate at various times during August and even into September. I’m off to Dubbo and Narromine for Book Week then the following week I’ll be in Melbourne, then touring around Wagga before heading back to Melbourne for Roald Dahl Day in Federation Square on Sunday 4 September. It’s going to be a fantastic couple of weeks and I can’t wait to meet everyone. Not to mention that we have the official Sydney launch of Alice-Miranda in China next weekend too! I love Yum Cha and this is going to be a wonderful morning out. Don’t forget though, that if you’re in South East Queensland (the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Ipswich areas) we have a fabulous high tea launch happening on Sunday 11 September and there are still tickets available. Click on the link to get all the details.
Congratulations to the winners and shortlisted authors and illustrators in this year’s Children’s Book Council Awards. Wonderful to see so many friends on the podium!
If you live in Dubbo, I’m having an after school signing at The Book Connection on Wednesday 24 August from 4pm (although I’ll probably get there a little earlier than that). Come along and say hello and get your Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose books signed.
Last week I spent a day at Maroubra Junction Public School – what a brilliant bunch! I absolutely loved my time there. The children and teachers were so inspiring and loads of fun.
Don’t forget that I’ll be speaking at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival School Days Program on Tuesday 30 August. If your school isn’t attending the festival and you can convince your parents to take you along, I’m sure that you’ll get a lot out of the sessions.
I’m excited to be heading to Wagga Wagga for four days between my Melbourne Writers’ events. I’m working with the wonderful Gateway Bookshop and looking forward to hearing about all the amazing events they have planned.
If you’re in Melbourne you can’t miss Roald Dahl Day on Sunday 4 Septemeber in Federation Square. I’ll be on stage with Felice Arena, Tristan Bancks and Gus Gordon as we entertain you with a fabulous readers’ theatre of Fantastic Mr Fox. There will be a story tent, face painting, food stalls, books for sale and signing and lots more that’s top secret until next week!
Don’t forget it you’re dressing up for Book Week and want to go as one of the characters from Alice-Miranda or Clementine Rose, I’m running a competition on my newsletter and you just have to sign up to enter.
Wherever you are in Australia, have a wonderful Book Week!