The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators has a conference in Sydney every second year. It's great to meet other authors and illustrators, get to know them and hear their stories.
I was honoured to be part of a SCBWI event at The Children's Bookshop which showcased 6 authors from around Australia and New Zealand.
It poured with rain but the preschool was packed with little pirates. Arr! Thank you to Anna, Vici, Heidi, Sharmila and Mei Ling.
After years of looking at roughs, proofs and possible covers, it was wonderful to finally remember what it was about it the first place--reading the book to children. It was so satisfying to chat to the kids about different aspects of the book and to see them enjoy it.
I am a children's author.