I've been a bad, slow, blogger lately (even more than usual!) but my excuse, apart from having a wonderful four weeks of travel, inspiration and, yes, even a holiday – is that I was copyediting, rereading, proofing and driving my editors crazy with last minute fiddling around with commas and words in Rescue on Nim's Island
, right up to the time I left.
A month later, when I got home, my advance copies were waiting for me. Some have already been mailed to the winners of the Name the Character competition. But most of the books are on their way to bookstores now, for release at the end of the month, and so I'll be doing some running around to share them.
So here's a list of some of the events I'm doing in the next few weeks. (Though just if you were wondering, the NSW Writers' Centre Festival and CYA conference weren't organised around my book's release - just a very happy coincidence for me.)
Panel on Page to Stage and Screen
Panel on Writing, Pitching and Publishing a Series
July 1, 2014: RESCUE ON NIM'S ISLAND published (Australia)
July 4, 2014 Black Cat Books,
Paddington, QLD, Australia
Launch of Rescue on Nim's Island
July 8, 2014: East Melbourne Library Author Event, with the Little Bookroom 2:00pm
Address: 122 George Street, East Melbourne, VIC, 3002
Library Contact: Fiona Campbell, Events Manager, P: (03) 9658 9658
July 9-11, 2014: Mornington Peninsula Library Author Events
July 9: Mornington Library, 2:30
July 10, Rosebud Library, 2:30
July 11, Hastings Library, 11:00
July 26, 2014, Petersen's Books, Hastings, launch of Rescue on Nim's Island -launched by Sue Flockhart, commissioning editor, Allen & Unwin.
Come dressed as one of the new visitors to Nim's Island!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 July