Heather Dyer from Fairfield Books and her lovely daughter Stephanie were looking after us for the day. The morning was great fun. I love when the children line up to have their books signed and apologise for plonking the whole series in front of me - I quickly reassure them that there are no apologies necessary!
The greeting from the children was unbelievable. I felt a little like a pop star - with the squeals and screams. The library display was stunning and the staff had gone to so much trouble. The children were again wonderful participants and I signed books for a long time. There was one little boy called Isaac who acted the part of Mr Sparks and was so engaged. I signed the first Alice-Miranda book for him and I believe he's already finished it and wanting to get on with the next.
One of the best parts of my work as a writer is meeting the readers. Leaving school last year was a wrench to say the least. Working with children has been my life and now writing and touring is a dream come true.
Driving to Geelong on the other hand wasn't much fun at all as we encountered a veritable gale. Zoe did well to keep the car on the road. We were certainly tired by the time we arrived at our hotel.