So many new book releases this month! Dominating the bookstores right now… with the 20-book stunning Ella and Olivia boxset - The Rainbow Collection AND the bright, shiny new treasury - Ella and Olivia - Sisters’ Day Out Stories! I just want to hug them and hold them forever!
This was the first year that I was FINALLY able to do some Book Week visits! It was so exciting to visit such wonderful schools across NSW and do what I love most - talking about books! Thanks to all the gorgeous TLs for having me and for the students who asked such great questions! I particularly loved the short film of my life produced by the young cinematographers at Bourke St Public!!
Just laid eyes for the first time on the brand-new Ella and Olivia hardback treasury, due to hit shelves in September! It's called SISTER'S DAY OUT STORIES - and features 6 totally NEW stories in full colour for dedicated fans of E&O. I know you'll love it.
Fabulous news! The Ella and Olivia Treasury: Best Friends Stories has been shortlisted for Book of the Year for ages 5-8 from Speech Pathology Australia! I'm in such good company and really proud to be shortlisted. We'll find out in November how the book fares! The books are judged by a panel of experts in oral language and literacy development.
In July I also attended the fabulous Children's and YA festival at the NSW Writers' Centre. I was on a panel called 'Girl Power' together with authors Laura Sieveking, Belinda Murrell and chaired by the awesome Jacqueline Harvey. Thanks for coming out to listen!
Great news! Ella and Olivia: Zoo Rescue has been shortlisted for a YABBA award for fiction for younger readers! This wonderful award is judged by the students of NSW, Victoria and the Northern Territory. Thanks gang! So chuffed to be in such wonderful company!
Covergirl time! Chuffed to be on the front cover of this term's Book Catalogue from Books In Homes - a wonderful charity delivering books to deserving kids across the nation.