Book Week

Book Week, an event run by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, is one of the highlights of my year. It means a week of visiting schools to do talks and workshops, mixing with other authors, and finding out who won the Book of the Year awards. It’s hard work, but it’s a lot of fun.

Today I ran a workshop at St Francis Xavier, a private highschool here in Canberra. Most of the students had laptops with them, and during the workshop a couple of them started laughing for no apparent reason. It turned out they had just loaded up this website and had seen the thing in my bio about the fish. I really should write a horror story involving fish one of these days; gods know I’ve had at least one terrifying dream involving the damn things.

Anyway, I’ve got just one event left and then Book Week is over for me. It’s exhausting work, but in a good way. At this last event I get to be at the school’s costume parade, and I’ve decided to dress up myself. You’re never too old for dressups!

Neato text ornament here