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It’s been two weeks since I’ve been to India and it’s taken me some time to delve into the countless photos. I’d definitely recommend India as a place to visit, if only because it offers such unique experiences. I met so many cool authors at the Bookaroo Festival, including funny author Samit Basu

I also got to know a few gaming authors from Singapore, Adan and Felicia Low, who write the awesome Sherlock Sam series. I got the first book and I want to read more now. I hope to be there very soon 🙂

The buzz from the families and kids are still ringing in my ears. One school came from Nepal and gave me a few gifts. You can’t help but feel lucky to be a writer. The following day after I got back, I went to Liverpool Library for the SWF Roadshow. A chance for schools around Western Sydney to see some wonderful authors. I got to rub shoulders with Jackie French, James O Louglin and Francis Watts. I realise that kids are the same, no matter where you are 🙂

Now the school finishes this week, so technically I can go on holidays now haha. But I’m still keen to write over Christmas and New Years. I want to finish off a draft of The Other Christy and also another short story, called ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ for a Ford Street anthology. Hopefully I’ll chip away, and also enjoy the cricket, beach and other Summer goodies. But I want to hit the ground running, and make sure 2016 is going to be a jam packed year. Yep, I’m thinking that far ahead hehe.


About the author

I'm an author, stand-up comedian and teacher. My books include Thai-riffic!, Con-nerd, Punchlines and The Other Christy. I'm a massive Nintendo fan and love eating burgers. Follow me on Twitter or Instagram @oliverwinfree

1 Comment

  1. Jennie Orchard says:

    16/12/14 @ 9:51 pm 

    Great to see this, Oliver.

    If you can think of anyone you met who might be interested in Room to Read, let me know. Next year we have such a huge landmark ahead and I’m keen to involve anyone who might want to help.

    Looking forward to seeing you on 2nd Jan!

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