Phew! What a year it’s been!
However, it was also very exciting and I’ve achieved more than I dreamed possible.
Firstly, Rescue Moondar was shortlisted in the Koala and Yabba Awards.
Secondly, book number seven, The Blood Tree, was released and has been very successful.
Thirdly, I visited dozens of schools in NSW and many schools in Victoria from Melbourne to Echuca. Also I visited a few schools in Brisbane.
It’s been very hard work but well worth it. It’s also great fun travelling around visiting different schools and meeting lots of new people. The books are now in over one thousand schools right across every state in Australia so it looks like I’ll be doing more travelling next year!
This week I presented awards at the end of year presentations at Harcourt Primary School at Campsie and Telopea Primary School. Actually, at Harcourt PS I just thought I was going to give out prizes when I glanced at the programme and saw that I had to give a speech! I got quite a shock. After I stopped shaking I had ten minutes to think of something meaningful. I pulled through it all right but it was a close call!
Now it’s the time of year when I visit bookshops and last weekend I did a book signing at the new bookstore at Angus and Robertson, Top Ryde.
This Sunday I’m signing books at Angus and Robertson, Macarthur Square, Campbelltown and all next week I’ll be at Angus and Robertson, Camden.
I hope to see some familiar faces, especially at Camden.
Well, I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a healthy and happy 2010!
Next year I’ll tell you about the adventure I’ll be having in January.