Had a great meeting with Erica Wagner, publisher of Allen & Unwin who will be publishing my next book: a picture-poetry book called Village Child, illustrated by the multi-award winning, talented Anne Spudvilas, due out in 2014.
|Anne's rough of the book's intro|
A brief but nice catch-up with my agent, Jacinta di Mase and her children, at the State Library of Victoria Children's Book Festival.
I was blown away, so impressed, with this well-attended event. I heard approximately 15,000 families and children enjoyed the day.
|Me just arrived at the Random House tent to promote my picture book, Meet Ned Kelly, illustrated by Matt Adams.|
While I read the book, during the afternoon, over a hundred children had fun making their own Ned Kelly masks.
Also spied in the crowds, friends and writing colleagues Claire Saxby and Meredith Costain.
Thanks Random House and thanks Melbourne.