Barbara Branxton made a great effort to drive from Cooma to come. Barbara is one of those librarians who has helped move libraries into special places with book nooks, computer links, celebratory designs.
Loved her being there.
Loved seeing old friends who have been part of my writing life.
There were some moving moments as I spoke about ‘Always Jack’ and its power to ‘make it safe for children, parents and the wider community to talk about cancer.’ (Cancer Council)
One radio interviewer said that she wished she’d had ‘Always Jack’ when her mother was going through it.
A young mother with 3 children thanked me, because she’s been looking for story to read to and with her kids. ‘There’s nothing out there for them’ she said.
It was a celebration. Thankyou Canberra.