Kids’ authors are on the move – sharing with fabulous authors at festivals, Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators SCBWI events, travelling from the Gold Coast to speak at SCBWI with best ever writing and illustrator friends like:-
Sheryl Gwyther, Pamela Rushby, Carolyn Magerl, Dimity Powell, Dee White …. and more. Even caught up with Leonie Tyle who’s a literary agent now, former RandomHouse and UQP publisher.
It was a mega event that started at 10 am and ended at 7 p.m. Can we authors and illustrators party!!!!!
Just back from the Newcastle Writers Festival – speaking to hundreds of kids about I Am Jack and catching up with brilliant authors and illustrators like: –
Deborah Abela, Kaz Delaney, Anna Feinberg, Matt Ottley, Sarah Davis, Alyssa Brugman …. and new authors and illustrators too like Susan Whelan … there’s so much talent on our Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Valley in NSW.
Room to Read – we’ve got a huge talent of reaching 10 million kids by the end of 2015.
So far Room to read has reached 9 million kids and women in the developing world with literacy – building libraries, books, putting in literacy programmes, giving girls a chance with education …. and more. I am very proud to be a Writer Ambassador for Room to Read with some of Australia’s (and the world’s) most renowned authors and illustrators :-
of course Deborah Abela and Sarah Davis – SCBWI leaders – as well as Markus Zusak, Melina Marchetta, Oliver Phommavannh, Tristan Bancks, Belinda Murrell, Kate Forsyth, Jacqueline Harvey and …. stars.
I am off to the USA soon on an ‘I AM JACK’ tour speaking at Salisbury University’s Literature Festival and the International reading Association as well as schools.
I’m back in time for the start of the ‘I AM JACK’ Australian tour with Monkey Baa Theatre in theatres across Australia – we’re going to make the world safer with real cultural change – no to bullying!.
…. and there’s so much happening this year.
I LOVE being a kids’ author!!!!!!!!!