Upcoming tours to Perth and New Zealand

August 15, 2014

Upcoming tours to Perth and New Zealand

I’m thrilled that in a couple of weeks I will be heading west to visit Perth schools and bookshops and then I will be heading to New Zealand for a week after that. Β I’m currently entering events onto the event pages but decided it might be faster to list some here first and hopefully I will be coming to a school or bookshop near you!

Perth Tour Tuesday 26 August – Saturday 30 August

In Perth I will be at:

  • MLC Junior School
  • Penrhos College
  • St Stephens PS Duncraig
  • Beechboro Christian School
  • Teacher event on Wednesday afternoon at South Perth
  • Woodlands PS
  • Iona Mosman Park
  • South Perth Primary
  • Westbooks Victoria Park on Thursday afternoon at 4.00pm
  • St Mary’s Anglican Karrinyup
  • Dymocks Whitford City
  • Dymocks Belmont

I anticipate one more school and another bookshop event so watch the events pages to see how that unfolds!

New Zealand Tour Monday 1 September – Saturday 6 September

In New Zealand I will be visiting:


  • Upper Harbour Primary School
  • Pinehurst School
  • Balmoral School Event
  • Mt Eden Normal School
  • Kohia Terrace School
  • Cockle Bay School


  • St Mark’s School
  • Chilton St James School
  • Seatoun School
  • In store signing at The Children’s Bookshop Kilbirnie Wellington


  • Hawera Intermediate School (and surrounding schools coming in)


  • Event to be advised


  • Avonhead School
  • Fendalton School (and surrounding schools coming in)
  • In store signing at The Children’s Bookshop Christchurch


Alice-Miranda At Camp Hi Res final






Sounds like you’ve been very busy. i would love to see you once but i live in Lakes Entrance Victoria so i don’t usually go to the city and stuff like that because it’s to far away ): . i hope maybe one day you’ll be able to come to Bairnsdale or Sale which is in Vic to(: . Hope to see u sometime in the future.
from Rosie (:

August 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm



You’re coming to Perth!!! Not many authors of books I read come to Australia. The ones that do only go to Sydney an Melbourne πŸ™‚ are you going to dymocks in garden city or Westfield carousel anytime? Can’t wait for the next alice-Miranda book to come out πŸ˜€

August 17, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Kiralee,

    I actually live in Sydney so visit lots of places around Australia and overseas each year. I am going to Westbooks and several Dymocks stores (not Garden City this time) but others. Check the events page on the website for more details. I hope I get to meet you and please make sure that you remind me that you wrote on the blog if we do get to meet.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline πŸ™‚

    August 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm



Hi Jacqueline! ,

You sure are busy! I would just like to ask If your coming to Melbourne? If so when and where are you coming?

Hopefully you are coming it would be great to see you!

From Nimasha

August 17, 2014 at 9:10 am



Never mind! ,

I found Melbourne on the events page!
I’m so excited your coming! i am absolutely going! Can’t wait for the next Alice Miranda book it’s going to be fantastic!

From Nimasha

August 17, 2014 at 9:21 am

taylor wilson


hi Jacqueline

it sounds like you have a very busy weeks ahead of you. I was very lucky to have you come to my school today Mathew Peace Public School. have a great next couple of weeks.

August 19, 2014 at 6:42 pm



hi jacqueline
i love your books and i even have had my books signed by you. you missed my school but you visited a school nearby. i have to do a book review for my speech and i did the book alice miranda here’s my speech

Hi today I am going to do a book review on alice miranda

alice miranda is a series of books based on a little girl called alice miranda highton smith kennington jones. it is a fictional book that is filled with adventure from beginning to end.

alice miranda is too young to start at winchesterfield downsfordvale acanemy for proper young ladies so miss grimm the headmistress who hasnt been seen for 10 years sets tests that are almost impossible. she has to go on a camp for 5 days by herself. on the way she finds mr grumps, miss grimm’s old husband and takes him back to the school not knowing there is still more challenges waiting.

what i like about this series of books is that alice miranda doesnt ever give up even though there are people trying to get her to fail.

these books are good for girls aged 8-12 years old. i rate this book 10/10 because this is my favourite book.

here are some facts about the author

jacqueline harvey spent her life working as a teacher at a girls boarding school.

In her spare time she likes to play golf in exotic locations

It wasn’t until November 2012, that Jacqueline took the giant step away from a 20 year career in schools as a teacher to become a full time writer.

August 23, 2014 at 4:44 pm



Hi Jacqueline!
I was just wondering which country the Alice Miranda and clementine rose series are set.
Thnx Rosie

August 27, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Rosie,

    I’ve never actually said. In my mind it’s a kind of made up place (a lot like England) but I’ve never specified as I want children to make up their own minds πŸ™‚

    Best wishes,

    August 27, 2014 at 10:12 pm



Ok, thankyou.
Ps. I have just started the Clementine Rose series while i am waiting for Alice Miranda on camp to come out and they are sooooo awesome and sooooo cute! You have such great taste in creating loveable characters!
From Rosie ;D

August 28, 2014 at 9:49 am



hi Jacqueline i am meting you in christchurch next week i am so excited!!!!!! when is a new clementine rose book coming out?

August 29, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Alex,

    That’s so exciting!! I can’t wait to go to New Zealand on Sunday. I am in Perth at the moment so it’s a busy time travelling for me. The next Clementine Rose book is Clementine Rose and the Famous Friend and it’s out on the 1st October with the Clementine Rose Busy Day Book. Make sure you tell me that you are the same Alex who wrote on my blog πŸ™‚

    See you next Friday!

    Best wishes,

    August 29, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Mieli Smith


Your amazing Jaqueline Harvey you came to my school at Iona and you blew me away with your inspiring stories my sister and I were super happy when you signed our two books and got our picture taken with you thank you Jacqueline I enjoy reading more of your books.

August 29, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Thanks Mieli – it was lovely to meet you and I’m glad that you enjoyed my visit. I loved coming to Iona – what a gorgeous school you have!

    August 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm



hi jacqueline i look forward to seeing you. Hardly any of my favourite authors come to New Zealand!!!!!

August 30, 2014 at 9:39 am



It was great to see you yesterday! I hope you had a great flight to Sydney πŸ™‚
Thanks for coming out to Perth- I enjoyed hearing about the upcoming books.

August 31, 2014 at 5:01 pm



I just saw you at school today and I LOVED it! What I wanted to know is when are you going to release the next Alice-Miranda book? I can’t wait in till it comes out! After your talk today, my teacher said after we finish reading our class book we will read the first Alice-Miranda book!
Hannah (the girl in the red jacket who told you Alice-Miranda’s full name).

September 1, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Hannah,

    I’m so pleased you enjoyed it! It was lovely when you knew Alice-Miranda’s full name! Alice-Miranda at Camp is out now – officially today. Alice-Miranda at the Palace will be out in February(or March if I’m much later delivering the manuscript). It was lovely to visit your school today.

    Best wishes,

    September 1, 2014 at 7:46 pm



Thank you for signing the book mum gave me. I’m in year two now and I have the same teacher as last year. I’ve started reading my book. I love Clementine Rose. I’ve been wanting books of Clementine Rose and now I have one!

September 1, 2014 at 6:56 pm



Hi again!
Just wondering if u would ever possibly come to Sale or Bairnsdale in Victoria.
Thanks πŸ™‚
From Rosie

September 2, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Rosie,

    I’ve love to do a bit of a road trip around Victoria and visit more of the regional towns and cities. Not sure if it will be next year or the year after but I will do my best πŸ™‚

    Best wishes,

    September 6, 2014 at 9:44 am



Hi Jacqueline!

I would just like to ask when is the next Alice Miranda book coming out?
I appreciate your time answering my question.
Thank you

From Nimasha

September 2, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Nimasha,

    I’m currently working on Alice-Miranda At the Palace which is due to come out in February next year (although it might come out in March as I am running a little late on it at the moment). Best wishes,

    September 6, 2014 at 9:43 am



      Hi Jacqueline,

      Fantastic! I can’t wait to get the book! i’ll keep an eye out for Alice-Miranda At the Palace!

      Thank you for replying!

      From Nimasha

      September 7, 2014 at 5:33 pm



thank u so much for signing my books and am cant wait for the next alice-miranda adventure! πŸ™‚

September 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm



To Jacqueline

I loved meting you at the Childrens book shop!!!r

From Gretel

September 4, 2014 at 5:07 pm



Hi Jacqueline

Loved the new book Alice Miranda at camp.
Also loved meeting you.
I was the one that had Read Alice Miranda 10 and you couldn’t believe it!!!
Wondering if you remember me???

From Gretel

September 4, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Gretel, yes I do remember you! It was great to meet you. I’d love to come to Worser Bay School next time I visit Wellington. Have a lovely weekend.

    September 6, 2014 at 9:42 am



      Thanks Jaqueline,
      My friend goes to Saint Marks and she really enjoyed you coming!!!

      Her name is Sophina (in case you met her)

      From Gretel!!! πŸ™‚

      September 13, 2014 at 3:42 pm

        Jacqueline Harvey


        Hi Gretel,

        It was lovely to visit St Mark’s. I’m not sure if I met your friend as I met lots of children there. Hopefully I will be back in Wellington again next year – it’s a great city and next time I hope we have lots more time.

        Best wishes,

        September 13, 2014 at 5:06 pm



Could you try and come to Worser Bay School???

September 4, 2014 at 5:14 pm

jahmelia martin


hey jacqueline

thank you for comming to hawera intermedaite school we really enjoyed having you into our school and telling us about your lovey books i hope you have fun writing new one and win lots of award because those book are amazing i hope you had fun at hawera intermedaite and enjoying new zealand.

love jahmelia

September 4, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Thanks Jahmelia. It was great to visit Hawera Intermediate and meet everyone. Hope you get to read lots more Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose books πŸ™‚

    September 6, 2014 at 9:40 am



hi jacqueline thanks so much for coming to christchurch. I will never forget it!!!! you are my absolute favourite author!!!!!!!! Your talk was very funny and enjoyable.
from alex

September 6, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Thanks Alex. I loved visiting and I really appreciate your lovely comments. It was great to meet you πŸ™‚
    Best wishes,

    September 6, 2014 at 9:38 am

Morgan Lee


Dear Jacqueline Harvey,
You are a very busy person!!!
I got Alice Miranda at Camp yesterday and I am absolutely loving it so far!!
I am also reading Clementine Rose and the treasure box it is awesome!
Hope it’s fun in New Zealand and Perth
From your biggest Alice Miranda fan in the WORLD!

September 7, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Tanya Mangal


Dear ms Harvey,
I love ur books. Charmed, exciting,stupendous, lovely. I never get my eyes of it. I read Alice Miranda at camp and I loved it. I remember Pelham park and the spoiled caprice rad ford. Keep writing!
Haleema Mangal
Age 10

September 12, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Thanks for your very kind words Haleema. I love that you have enjoyed the books very much. I am still busy working on Alice-Miranda at the Palace and hope to have it finished mid next week. But then of course there is a lot of editing to do and getting it ready for publication. Have a lovely weekend.

    Best wishes,

    September 13, 2014 at 8:51 am

Emma Verrall


To Jacqueline Harvey
Hi I am a HUGE fan of yours!
I LOVE your Alice- Miranda books! But I can not find any Clementine Rose books πŸ™ I am currently reading Alice- Miranda at Camp and am loving it so far! I wonder what’s up with mr Freeman?! Can’t wait I till your next book comes out! And keep the good books up!
From Emma πŸ™‚

September 13, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Emma,

    Thanks for your lovely message. It’s always great to hear from the readers. I don’t know why you can’t find any of the Clementine books. Have you looked (and asked) at your local library? Perhaps they have just been slower to get them in their collections. Maybe you could ask at the local bookshop too. I’m not sure when I will get back to Albany – I was there last year – but I hope I can get over again soon. Mr Freeman is a bit of a mystery isn’t he! Best wishes,


    September 15, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Emma Verrall


Hope you can go to Little Grove Primary Albany WA!
From Em πŸ™‚

September 13, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Haleema mangal


I love your books so much. I really do at the fair I am going to be Alice Miranda in the cover of Alice Miranda in Paris book I hope you see me love alicemiranda you and your books bye!

Haleema Mangal
10 years old x

September 13, 2014 at 8:54 pm



I am a boy, but still enjoy reading with haleema but ummm…….. Is your books made for boys im am Haleemas cousin
Armaan Basmilla
9 years oldx

September 13, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Armaan,

    I don’t think there is any such thing as books for boys and books for girls. There are just good books with fun and interesting characters and sometimes they happen to be boys and sometimes they are girls. It really makes me happy to hear that you enjoy reading the books with Haleema. I hope that you continue to read with her.

    Best wishes,

    September 15, 2014 at 12:17 pm



Dear ms harvey
I am loving your books so far. I hope you have completed alice marrinda in the palace.I hope to see you at the fair. Love your books and you even more.
Regards ,
Haleema mangal

September 14, 2014 at 11:36 am



Dear Jacqueline Harvey
My name is Mali Truszewski and I come from Ascham School
Im in year 5 and last time I saw you I was in year 4 this year you visited my school but I could not see you because I went to camp.
I love all your Clementine Rose and Alice Miranda books and i have them all including the diaries
Im going to see you at dymocks on 20th of september to get alice miranda in japan and at camp sighed
I have most of the books sighed
I will see you soon your sincerely Mali

September 15, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Mali, Thanks for your lovely message – I can’t wait to see you on Saturday at Dymocks! I hope that your camp was lots of fun. It sounded amazing when Mrs Cameron was telling me about it. See you on the weekend. Best wishes, Jacqueline

    September 15, 2014 at 12:13 pm



      Thank you for your reply and for the poster
      P.S It was a coincidence I saw you were we parked and I enjoyed my cake it was a macaroon

      September 20, 2014 at 2:04 pm



I can’t wait to see you at the fair
I want to give a bear hug
Where do you live?
I love you more than your books
Bye best wishes

September 16, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hello Haleema,

    It was lovely to meet you today and Armaan. Thank you both so much for my lovely flowers. They are gorgeous and it made my day to meet you both. Keep up with your writing. Well done and hopefully I can visit your school one day.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline x

    September 20, 2014 at 4:20 pm



      Dear jaqueline
      It was lovely to meet you too
      Besides the picture would have been cute if armaan was in it too because he was dressed.as a dog lol!☺I might even say he was lulu

      September 22, 2014 at 7:05 am



Thank you for being the best author
kind regards Mali

September 20, 2014 at 2:06 pm



When is the next Alice Miranda out ?

September 21, 2014 at 11:21 am



Dear jaqueline
It was lovely to meet you

September 22, 2014 at 7:36 pm



Hello jaqueline the diamond like author
Its Haleema
I havent chatted to you for a long time.I want to say to you rhat I love your books and I hope to see you to as well one day..again at my school
It was lovely to see you
Best wishes and I hope your happy
Ps I hope you write about alice miranda in Afghanistan! Ut would be interesting as your the best author EVER SEEN IN HISTORY!!

September 29, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Haleema,

    You are so sweet! Thank you for writing. It was lovely to see you too. I’ve been so busy lately I haven’t had time to reply to anyone so I’m up early to catch up then I’m working on Alice-Miranda at the Palace. Afghanistan would certainly be an interesting place to set a story. Hope your holidays have been wonderful.

    Best wishes,

    October 3, 2014 at 5:35 am



Hey Jaqueline!
I loved Alice-Miranda at camp. It was an amazing book! Can’t wait to read your next book!

October 2, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Thanks Tiffany – I’m so pleased you enjoyed it. The next one is coming along – almost finished.

    Best wishes,

    October 3, 2014 at 5:25 am



hello jaqueline,
i know im being a pain by writing while your busy..but i like talking to you because we have alot in common..
we both like writing stories
we both like alice miranda and clementine rose
we both like the idea of alice miranda in afghanistan
we both wear beige coloured jackets-the one you were wearing at dymocks!
i love your books alot and you even more πŸ™‚ armaan loves your books too and he sends his regards

Haleema :*

October 3, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Haleema,

    I’m sorry I can’t always answer as quickly as I would like because I am so busy. We do seem to have a lot in common – beige jackets and all. Hope the term is going well.

    Best wishes and all the best to Armaan as well.


    October 16, 2014 at 11:18 am



hello jaqueline,
sorry for writing notes. i know you have been busy but there is a warm feeling that always make me want to talk to you.i love you so much and hopefully you come to my school
149 auburn rd auburn 2144
thank you so much for the poster!everyone in my class aka the girls will be jealous, but the alice miranda at camp i got is for my friend amina who have loved to see you but coudnt
best wishes and have a interesting time writing,
ps armaan sends his regards

October 3, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Haleema,

    I hope I get to come to your school next year too. Perhaps you should ask your librarian to get in touch with my publicist – you can do that on the website. Please tell Armaan I said hello too!

    Best wishes,

    October 11, 2014 at 11:03 am



ps armaan sends his regards

October 3, 2014 at 4:20 pm



dear jaquerline
my bff amina loves your book the alice miranda at camp i got was for her,she would have loved to come and see you but she coudnt so i got her a book instead
have a lovely time with ian and sandy,

October 3, 2014 at 4:22 pm



Hello jaqueline
How has your day been?i just came to say hello and i hope your day has been wonderful
Best wishes

October 6, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Haleema,

    I’ve had some very busy days the past few weeks trying to catch up on my writing and getting lots of things done. But no complaints from me! Hope you’re having a lovely start to the new term.

    Best wishes,

    October 11, 2014 at 10:59 am



Hi Jacqueline

Thank you so much for coming to Iona. It was lots of fun. Could you please come back to Perth soon because You are one of my inspirations since I would like to become an Author.

Thank You

October 6, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    It was a pleasure Hannah. I loved visiting Iona and I will be back in Perth again next year.

    Thanks for your lovely message.

    Best wishes,

    October 11, 2014 at 10:57 am



hello jaqueline harvey!
it is nice to hear alice miranda at the palace is coming!woo hoo! i am going to pakistan in november and coming back in febuary so as soon as i come back alice mirnada at the palce will be there!awesome

October 11, 2014 at 3:57 pm



Hello Jacqueline,
My name is Charlotte and it is an honour to be writing to such an amazing author.
I absolutely love the Alice-Miranda series and I am proud to say that I currently own and have read every single book in the series.
I happen to have read many books in my short lifetime, and I have to admit that the Alice-Miranda series has and always will be my favorite.
I hope that you have a lovely day and I can’t wait to perhaps one day make your aquaintance.
Best wishes and good luck for your next book!

October 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm



hello miss harvey
i have to say im very impressed with alice miranda at camp. your an extrodinary author and your words are stupendous. im very pleased to meet you. my favourite alice miranda is shines bright because that is the first one i read. its packed with mysterious happenings and i love it so much!!!
best wishes

October 14, 2014 at 8:15 pm




October 18, 2014 at 2:38 pm



how are the book getting on and is Caprice behaving herself with Aunt Gee?

October 19, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Caprice is definitely not behaving herself with Aunty Gee. She’s made a horrible nuisance of herself ganging up with Aunty Gee’s naughty grandsons πŸ™‚

    October 20, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Hana Lee


I don’t think you’ll remember me but you came to my school(Castle Cove) a couple years back because I won an art competition. I’m glad to see that you’re writing more than ever!!

June 14, 2024 at 3:05 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Thanks Hana. I’m 10K words into the first book in a new series taht I hope that I hope you’ll enjoy. It will be out next year πŸ™‚

    June 15, 2024 at 9:06 am

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