I have some exciting events & appearances coming up soon. This week, I’ll be visiting my old primary school, St Dominic’s Primary, for my first school visit as a ‘real author’. I’ll be visiting the middle & senior classes (roughly ages 7-10) to talk with them about being a writer, and inspire them (or so I’ve been told – no pressure, right?).
Just down the road from St Dominic’s Primary School is Blockhouse Bay Intermediate (that’s middle school for you US folk), and in the first week of June they’re celebrating Book Week. I’ll be going in for three mornings to read to some of the students, and talk about what it’s like to be a writer.
The weekend after that I’ll be meeting up with some fellow indie writers, and – if weather permits – have my first stall at the Mangere Bridge Village Boutique Markets (Sunday 7th June, if anyone wants to pop in and say hi!). I first heard about them from Robyn P Murray, who sells her picture books and short stories there.
On the 20th of June, of course, there’s the book launch for Lucy’s Story: The End of the World. I am particularly looking forward to this, because I absolutely love Lucy and I’m really proud of her story.
And finally, on Saturday the 27th of June, I’m teaming up with Robyn P Murray and Jo Barr to set up at the Blockhouse Bay Market Day. We’ve been discussing the option of a shared stall for a while, so it’s great to be able to finally do one together. Both Robyn & Jo have some gorgeously illustrated picture books, Robyn also does short stories and I also have chapter books. Between us, we’ve got a fantastic range of books for kids from pre-school right up to intermediate.