Our CBCA Northern Sydney sub-branch celebrated our third year with our Christmas dinner last night.
Many writers, illustrators, teacher-librarians and booksellers were there to catch up and see our special guests Anna Fineberg and Kim Gamble. The duo have produced many books, namely the Tashi series. Anna read from their new book, There Once Was a Dragon (out in 2012). Kim weaved his magic once more to create another masterpiece that he kindly offered up for auction.
It was another successful night and I can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store for our sub-branch. I’m busy with the final draft of Punchlines. My editor Heather and I went through the first half last week. It’s great to come back to a story after a couple of months, I was dying to rewrite so many bits hehe. Heather’s feedback has been solid gold, it will make Johnny’s story better. Funny how quickly time flies, this is my third editing process and I’m still amazed at how everything clicks into place.
I also saw the new improved cover…and yes yes yes Evi O is back with another classic hehe. We’re an unofficial duo her and I, not on the same level as Kim and Anne or Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton but I couldn’t picture my covers being illustrated by anybody else 🙂
I’ve two more school visits before the term is up…and also rehearsing for a special project, more on that soon 🙂