Tasmania is heaven – landing in Hobart from the crazy mainland to this island paradise. Hills, harbour, blue skiies, vineyards, historic buildings, Salamanca …. and authors and illustrators, author tours to brilliant schools ,,, and I LOVE TASMANIA!!!!


Sharing the ‘I AM JACK’ series and anti bullying with the wonderful kids of Corpus Christi Catholic School Bellerive Hobart. Thankyou for your warmth and hospitality Erica Halley – school librarian there.

Loved the smart observations of the boys at the historic Hutchins School. Thankyou Kate Reid for organising my talk.

Catching up with great Tasmanian authors and the CBCA Angela Briant and ….more … at Salamanca Arts Centre.





Julie Hunt author extraordinaire and Nick Falk best selling author of SAURUS STREET hamming it up at the SCBWI Event in historic Salamanca Arts Centre on Hobart harbour.

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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