Schools and library marketing manager Steve Spargo loves No Bears by Meg McKinlay and Leila Rudge. I considered bringing this as my favourite Walker book too ... or Luke's way of looking ... or The Extraordinary Mr Qwerty ... but Captain Sneer really is my absolute favourite Walker book.
Walker Books President, Angela Van Den Belt.
The best thank you gift is to see how kids were inspired by my books.
I'm explaining who the illustrator of Captain Sneer is.
Here's my best pirate sneer.
I absolutely loved book week this year. When I began writing, I never imagined a child dressed as my character, proudly carrying my book for a book week parade. I feel so honoured when I see these photos.
I enjoyed a book week cake day with Walker Books. Steve Spargo's cinnamon cake was delicious.
Mmm, cinnamon cake.
Julie Vivas showing off her beautiful new book, Koala.
Macarthur Anglican School gave me such a warm welcome. The kids were super excited to have me there - I felt so honoured. They had even made me books of artwork inspired by my Hey! series. Thank you Macarthur Anglican!
Matt and Beck Stanton's books are hilarious. But I had no idea they are local--what a surprise. It was great to meet them.
Harry Hartog is a wonderful bookshop. They have a huge range, inspiring displays and there's one in walking distance from my house. I should walk more often.
When I met staff member Mel, she immediately asked me to sign copies of my book and introduced me to the manager, Abby. Abby was excited to meet me too and booked me to come in for a story time. I was so surprised that they were so keen to support a little local author like me.
Today I've been in for Love Your Bookshop Day.
And they have a BIG book. I couldn't resist.
YA author Tonya Alexandra chatting with Liz De Montford about her latest book, The Impossible Story of Olive in Love.