Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oh, Bloggy

Hello.

Ah, my poor neglected blog. How I have ignored you. Once you were the apple of my eye (okay, not really — the name of this blog is what it is, after all), but then along came Twitter and suddenly you seemed somewhat clunky and... unwieldy...

But see? I have returned. I've been away a lot, I know. Work. I had that book to publish (which went really well, by the way) and then all those tours, including a trip to New Zealand and Australia to meet all those readers with funny accents.

My life has been somewhat chaotic as of late, and when things get chaotic, some other things suffer. You, it seems, are one of these things.

But I'll try to rectify that. I really will. I'm home now, after all, and settling back into normal life. What normal life will bring me, though, I have no idea.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Review Competition

A few hours ago I was sent the finalists for the Gordon Edgley Book Review competition, where people had to review books that they (or anyone else) had never actually read. These reviews were BRILLIANT. We got some of the best, most imaginative responses back, and it was not easy picking winners.

But picking winners is what I had to do, and so the winners are Patricia Snake, Sophie Carter, Ella Corkum and Katie Roberts-Malpass.

Huge congratulations to the winners, and a huge congratulations to EVERYONE who entered. You have kept me entertained...!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NZ Dates

Finally, we have the New Zealand details...



CHRISTCHURCH

THURSDAY, 2ND OCT:

12:30 PM — Whitcoulls, Riccarton Mall — public signing

5:30 PM — The Children's Bookshop (in Riccarton School Hall)  — Talk, Q&A, Signing


WELLINGTON

FRIDAY, 3RD OCT:

12 PM — Whitcoulls, Queensgate Mall — public signing

5:30 PM — The Children's Bookshop, Wellington — Talk, Q&A, Signing


AUCKLAND

SATURDAY, 4TH OCT:

11 AM — Whitcoulls, Sylvia Park Mall — public signing

2:30 PM — Whitcoulls, Albany Mall — public signing


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ooooh ToS Registration Video...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VASCX4I06Ok

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Australian Tour Dates

NZ details to come as soon as I have them, but it's looking like I'll be visiting Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland from the 2nd to the 4th of October.

AUSTRALIA

MELBOURNE


SUNDAY, 5 OCT, 3:30 PM: Readings, Carlton

Talk, Q&A, Signing.


MONDAY, 6 OCT, 4 PM: Dymocks (Westfield Shoppingtown)

Signing


ADELAIDE

TUESDAY, 7 OCT, 2 PM: Dymocks (Rundle Mall)

Signing


WEDNESDAY, 8 OCT, 11 AM: Brighton Performing Arts Centre

Talk, Q&A, Signing (Ticketed but free)


PERTH

THURSDAY, 9 OCT, 11 AM: Westbooks

Talk, Q&A, Signing. (Ticketed but free)


6 PM: Dymocks, Garden City

Talk, Q&A, Signing. (Ticketed but free)


FRIDAY, 10 OCT, 10 AM: Dymocks, Morley

Talk, Q&A, Signing. (Ticketed but free)


BRISBANE

SATURDAY, 11 OCT, 10 AM: Dymocks

Talk, Q&A, Signing.


SYDNEY

SUNDAY, 12 OCT, 2 PM: Dymocks, George Street,

Signing


MONDAY, 13 OCT, 6 PM:

The Midnight Hotel end-of-tour celebration.