Since I landed back from San Francisco, I've hit the ground running. Work has been keeping me busy - my day job sees me in unis and schools talking to students about the teaching profession, all over the place. But the best part of being back has been meeting so many terrific readers at various events: the fabulous Lunch with the Stars - an annual event put on by wonderful comrades and writers Belinda Murrell and Kate Forsyth (who are also sisters!); returning to my old bookselling stomping ground at Dymocks Lane Cove - helping my old bosses celebrate 20 wonderful years in business; and the CBCA's wonderful Big Book Day Out at the NSW Writers' Centre. It has been fantastic meeting so many readers and fans; thank you for coming out to chat with and meet me - and a big, special thanks to the awesome crew at St Mary's school in Manly! Happy reading, everyone.
My cool crew at Lunch with the Stars. Also joined by my great friend, author Susanne Gervay. A legend.
My place at the table. Thanks Eva for creating this for me.
With the little darlings Brooke and Ryan at Dymocks Lane Cove 20th birthday celebrations. Love your reading work, guys.
With big Ella and Olivia reader Rebecca, and her big sis, Rachel - at the Big Book Day Out!
Two lovely writer friends at the Big Book Day Out - Jess Black (who is launching her new series) and Nadia Polak - whose second book is out soon.