The terrace is famous for a good heart-workout – climbing all those steps. Relief as we reach the terrace and it’s lovely with views over North Sydney, outdoor roof top gardens, delicious food and great company:- Publishers, authors, illustrators, publicists,marketing ….. thankyou to Allen & Unwin and of course the APA and Libby O’Donnell who’s a wonderful organiser of the Children’s Publishing Division.
News from lots of friends and colleagues who were there:-
Sue Whiting is Publishing Manager of Walker Books
Cristina Cappelluto is now Head of Children’s Publishing, HarperCollins Australia.
Margaret Hamilton’s children’s gallery of original illustrations is nearly there – wait for next year!!! Max, her terrific husband has been building their rustic retreat in the Blue Mountaains.
- so many people were there and it was great to catch up with Linsay Knight, Zoe Walton, Zae Morton from Random House, Cate Sutherland from Fremantle Press WA, Anna McFarlane former publisher Pan MacMillan and now production film manager for Garth Nix, Claire Craig Publisher for Pan MacMillan …. and authors William Kostakis, Kate Forsyth … and illustrators Sarah Davis … everyone donated a book for under privileged kids for the Christmas appeal.
I shared the news of the SCBWI HOPE CARDS and showed some of the beautiful illustrations – works including Graeme Base’s koalas in the bush fires.
All in all, another great APA Publisher Christmas Party.