A Bookish Adventure

I started this blog to document an extended trip to the US and UK in 2012, introducing children to my Alice-Miranda series. It's hard to believe that it's just on four years since we launched the first Alice-Miranda title - and now there are nine books out in Australia with another five still to come. When I first came up with the idea of this precocious seven and a quarter year old, I had no clue that she would take me on such an amazing journey, not only in Australia but also across the world. I visited 37 schools while we were away in 2012 and gave over 80 talks - it was fantastic. In 2013 I've been on lots of new adventures in the UK - visiting schools from London to Southampton, Lancashire, Scotland, Newcastle and back to London again. After that I headed off to meet readers in Singapore. In Australia I've been to Melbourne, Perth, Albany, Alice Springs and Brisbane. There's a new series too - about a gorgeous little girl called Clementine Rose. She and Alice-Miranda don't know each other yet, but they will soon.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Interview with Rebecca Bird from Pegi Williams Bookshop Adelaide

As many of you will know from recent blog posts, I spent a month in Adelaide mid July-mid August on a Creative Time Residency with the May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust.  While there I had the opportunity to meet the fabulous team from Pegi Williams Bookshop.  Rebecca Bird - who is one of the most knowledgeable children's specialists you'll find anywhere, interviewed me on the couch one Friday afternoon.  It was a pleasure meeting her and James Williams and his family and I cannot wait to get back there in 2014 to work with them again.

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