The sun is shining, tropical palms wave in the breeze, the Radisson Resort welcoming … and there’re friends, friends, friends.
We head for the pool – author Deborah Abela and picture book author Frances Watts were splashing around. So was author Felice Arena. I swim 20 laps and relax in the jacuzzi.
We had a great welcome from Festival Director Andrea Lewis, Deputy Headmaster Michael Brohier and Festival programmer Karen Mackie and a fabulous dinner.
Caught up with so many cool authors and illustrators:-
Oliver Phommavanh – Thai -riffic!!!!; Con- Nerd and new book coming – huge success
Karen Brooks – fabulous fantasy author
Jacqueline Harvey -author of the run away success Alice Miranda
Michael Wagner -watch out for hilarious Maxx Rumble series
Leigh Hobbs -iconic illustrator and creator of Old Tom, Horrible Harriet and Mr Chicken
….. and hamming it up authors Tristan Bancks and James Roy ….watch this space for more