August 03, 2017
Voices on the Coast – a fabulous festival on the Sunshine Coast
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the wonderful Voices on the Coast – an annual literary festival for primary and secondary students hosted by Immanuel Lutheran College and held at Sunshine Coast University. It was great to meet so many enthusiastic readers and writers and to catch up with lots of author and illustrator friends too – and make new friends as well. I shared an apartment with the uber talented (and absolutely lovely), Karen Foxlee. Karen is the author of some very special books including A Most Magical Girl and Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy to name just two.
A huge highlight for me was meeting one of my biggest fans, Mae and her mum Trudy, who had come all the way to the Coast from Ipswich. It was such a thrill to see them and I was so pleased to be able to sign Mae’s books too!
I had some wonderful senior student assistants who could anticipate my every need – so thank you to them too.
It was a whirlwind couple of days and I have to compliment Kelly Dunham and her team (including her husband Clint, who made sure we all got to where we needed to go) on a fabulously well-organised event. I loved being part of it!