So much has happened since my last post. It’s school holidays now, so I’m working on my final draft for Nothing’s Prefect, book number five. It’s shaping up nicely and I can’t wait for Penguin to have a look into it.
Punchlines came out last month, it’s a thrill to see another cHEwY creation out on the bookshelf. It was featured in the Big Dubs catalog too!
I was chuffed to be back at my old school, Lansvale for my launch. My principal and friend said a few kind words and we even had a joke competition too! Very funny stuff.
I went to the CBCA AAA event last week. Sue Whitling gave Con-nerd a glowing recommendation, saying that it’s funny, relate-able and layered. While I didn’t make the notables or shortlist, I always see awards as a bonus. As Sonya Hartnett said in an author event last week, when you win an award, it’s not because it’s the best book, mainly because it’s the book at the right time…unless it’s a kids choice award hehe
But congrats to all the shortlisted books, I always try to read them when they come out.
School holidays means that I can relax at home and write. But I do have some holiday workshops to break up the norm. I did a talk and 2 workshops at Sutherland Library. Awesome kids, I love guys who are keen to write and talk in my workshops, makes the hour fly by!
I also went to the Westwords launch, where kids get to foster their writing skills in Western Sydney. It’s something that I wish I had when I was a kid. It’s cool to see writing in Western Sydney taken seriously. There are so many untold stories out there, and I can’t wait to read them 🙂