Well on Monday morning I had my first Author Visit ever with a great group of kids at my youngest daughter's school Mary Immaculate Primary School, Quakers Hill. I read a few stories from Super Sports Stories for Kids and got a few laughs as well, in the right places. They also fired some great questions at me, although my request for no Maths questions was promptly followed by a barrage of questions all about Maths. I also gave away a few special prizes which definitely got them listening. It was great to actually spend time with young readers and get a sense of what they liked about the new 'Super Sports' short stories. Note to self: More embarrassing rude stuff and dangerous man-eating animals!
Above: Me with some lucky prize winners at Mary Immaculate.
Wow! Where did that second half of the year go? December seemed so far away and then I blinked and it's here and so is...
Yes it's officially PUBLICATION DAY. Although they had copies of Super Sports Stories in Dymocks last Thursday so the book was well and truely out of the bag already.
The great thing about having a book published at Random House is they send you a lovely email to celebrate the day (although I think they need a slightly more macho version of the letter for us male writers).
But really I should be thanking the whole team for giving me a great opportunity to write these short stories, especially my amazing publisher Holly and super smart editor Bronwyn.
While I found it hard to keep them short, I really enjoyed writing them and I surprised myself with my amazing knowledge of sports.
Okay, I did have quite a bit of help from my good friend Professor Google. I also had some help from real people as well. Karate Champion and all round lovely person Alic...