August 2016 will go down as one of the most hectic and sentimental periods of my writing career to date. When I resigned from full-time teaching at the end of last year, my hope was to visit five schools in August. With visits stretching into early September, that number ended up being twenty. As a new author I am extremely grateful to all the schools, teachers and students who made me feel so welcome during Book Week.

Here are a few photos from August.

Re-visiting The King’s School – where my writing journey began – was an especially lovely experience. The students at Green Point Christian College were super fun. Thanks for helping me brainstorm! Jesse dressed up for Book Week as a certain author – very cool!

The Cowan/Brooklyn Writers’ Festival was a delightful experience. Meeting some of my author heroes was a thrill. Parramatta Public School students made me feel very welcome (go Eels!) and EE3 filled the window at The Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft.

Launching Exploding Endings 3: Cursed Pants & Cranky Cops was a real highlight. It was lovely to see so many friends, family and readers in attendance. EE4 is scheduled for a March, 2017 release – its time to get cracking on the final stories!

I hope Book Week was lots of fun for you!