Hazel Edwards,Dream of the Thylacine,Kane Miller’s ‘Butterflies’ BEA New York&Literary Things

Hazel Edwards,Dream of the Thylacine,Kane Miller’s ‘Butterflies’ BEA New York&Literary Things

Life is abuzz with the literary life.

Hazel Edwards was staying at The Hughenden and we caught up about the launch at the St Kilda Film Festival of ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake – it got a standing ovation!!!!!!

Hippo is also being shown at the Edinburgh Film Festival with Director Jaimie Snyder speaking there – go Hippo, go!!!!!!

Hazel was in Sydney to speak at Paul MacDonal’d Beecroft Bookshop – the place to go when you’re looking for kids’ books.  I  bought  Margaret Wild & Ron Brooks ‘The Dream of the Thylacine’ autographed by both of them.

I see Margaret Wild in Sydney, but Ron lives in Hobart. So I now have my own autographed copy of this stunning picture book with its lament for the loss of the Tasmanian Tiger.

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Caught up with innovative publisher Sophia Whitfield who’s publishing the Aussie heroes series that includes Hazel Edwards’ ‘Sir Weary Dunlop’. It’s getting great reviews.

Kane Miller, my US publisher for ‘Butterflies’ is just back from the Book Expo in New York with warm & wonderful news about Butterflies. She said it’s going to ‘fly’ – Butterflies- fly. I like that. For anyone who hasn’t seen the trailer of Butterflies, love you to view it. I think it’s lovely:-

Butterflies, a novel Susanne Gervay







I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.


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