Driving to the Central Coast, travelling along:-
through fields and farm houses
on a glorious sunny day
with my beautiful daughter Tory
to speak to young people about my books is very special.
The fabulous teachers and kids from the Central Coast Adventist School are studying my JACK books. They love the characters that inhabit them – the Nanna who is inspired by my children’s Nanna, the sister inspired by my daughter and of course JACK inspired by my son.
I shared ‘Ships in the Field’ with them – the story of my family sailing away from war and devastation with fear and dreams for a new future. Sailing to – the fields of a new life.
It is a celebration of courage, and the human desire to rebuild and contribute to a peaceful world.
I loved my 3 week Book ‘Week’ (month) tour which I just finished before I fly to the IBBY Congress in London to speak on ‘Ships in the Field’.