It’s been a crazy year, with the release of my new book, The Break, a tour of the Eastern States of Australia, a US deal for The Amazing Spencer Gray, and a film option purchased for Spencer Gray too. I also secured the services of Clive Newman, literary agent, this year.
I have a few more writing events on this year, before I collapse in a happy heap with my family and friends over Christmas.
I’m excited to be teaching a course for the Australian Writers’ Centre on October 18–19: Writing for Children and Young Adults. It’s going to be two days of discussion and learning about children’s writing and publishing, with plenty of time for actual writing.
I was delighted to visit Tea House Books in Denmark with Brooke Davis, of Lost & Found fame, in November.
I’m sure I’ll squeeze in a few more things between those, but in a way I just want to hide and write. And isn’t that what we all want to do?
You may know how much I love visiting schools and libraries, particularly in the regions. Well you can imagine how much I enjoyed visiting these places in 2014:
• Tambellup and Broomehill (WA) primary school visits, 14–15 August 2014
• Children’s Book Week library visits to South Perth Library, Victoria Park Library and Maylands Library (WA), 18–21 August 2014
• Eastern States Book Tour, taking in Melbourne, Wangaratta, Canberra, Woonona, Wollongong, Leonay, Sydney, Bathurst, 21–30 August 2014.
Happy reading and writing, everyone. Hope to see you out there!