On the road with ‘I Am Jack’ Book Week

On the road with ‘I Am Jack’ Book Week

Grandma and Sebbie 2015I AM JACK for National Day of Action Against Bullying

I AM JACK Mural at Bondi Beach Public School


Four year old Sebbie says when he discovers the ipad. ‘Now I can learn to be a great writer like my grandma and I can take my ipad to do work at her place!’

Sebbie LOVES books and writing and all schools here celebrate it with readings, authors, dress ups.

In Book Week, (well it’s really a month) authors & illustrators travel across the country speaking to 1000’s of young people, parents, teachers . I’m doing it too and had the best day ever at St Michael’s Catholic School. It was especially moving when I was sharing ‘I Am Jack’  and 100s of kids said they’d call someone over if they were isolated.

Loved seeing the mural of ‘I AM JACK’ at Bondi Beach Public School.

Loved all the schools I shared story with. #loveozkidlit





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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