It’s been a very busy time of late. I had a great week in Cairns in beautiful and warm Tropical Nth Queensland with the Year 8 boys of St Augustine’s College and I’ve just come back from a week in beautiful, but quite a bit windier and cooler, Melbourne.
A huge thanks to the awesome staff, students and teacher librarians at the following schools who made my Melbourne visit so enjoyable.
Rowville Secondary College
St Jame’s College
St Bernard’s College
Brentwood Secondary College
St James the Apostle Primary School and
In between all that I had a birthday. See photo above where I am wearing and holding just two of the (far too many) fantastic presents I received from my son and daughter and their lovely partners. The Eric Vale figurine was hand-made by Joe based on his own illustrations form the series.
And please, speaking of my birthday, don’t worry for a moment, if you didn’t actually send me a Happy Birthday wish or a Present. I really didn’t expect you to.
After all, you’ve always been a bit thoughtless and cheap.
So, moving on.
The next 5 weeks are filled almost completely with school and festivals visits. So as well as schools in and around my hometown of Brisbane, I’ll be in Toowoomba, Hobart Tasmania, Ipswich, the Gold Coast and Gippsland Victoria as well as doing talks and workshops at the Brisbane and Melbourne Writers Festivals.
If you see me around, be sure to say Hi!