Speaking of warm fuzzy feelings... how adorable are these little ones all ready for Book Week! Book Week officially starts today and there will be Authors and Illustrators all across the country, myself included, heading into schools and Libraries, sharing our passion for children's literature. I wish everyone lots of fun and happy travels!
It is the highlight of our year as let's face it, the rest of the time we are predominantly in our caves, working away on our own, trying to find inspiration for new stories, wondering if what we are doing is good enough for publication, questioning ourselves over and over again and drinking way too much coffee! So to be able to share our creative process with students, our highs, lows, rejections and achievements, to encourage them to never give up on their dreams and have belief in themselves, that they can do or be anything they want to, is such a privilege. And to see first hand how much they love our books in return and embrace our Australian stories themselves, is the icing on the cake.
To all the Librarians out there in schools and public Libraries, we thank you and truly appreciate all that you do in supporting us.