I've been to many book launches at The Children's Bookshop, which made it extra exciting to launch my own book here. One of my kids said, 'It's good you're launching it there. It's THE booklaunch place.' The bookshop owner Paul Macdonald is a fantastic host.
I was honoured to have Cathie Tasker launch the book. Cathie was my teacher for the 'Writing Picture Books' course at AWC.
'Though other pirates be at large, our crew is safe with ME in charge.' But where is Captain Sneer?
'Our map is lost. Our water's dry. We won't find gold. We're going to die.'
Pirate Molly, winner of the Best Dressed Pirate award. (With first mate Bronte)
Paul Macdonald runs this amazing bookshop and is a deserving winner of this year's Lady Cutler award.
'My loot, my loot'
Nicola Robinson was the enthusiastic editor behind the book being accepted in the first place and was one of the editors who worked on the manuscript with me.
Number one supporter, my sister Deborah Wood.
It was lovely to catch up with friends like Carol Gooch.
Author Georgina Ballantine.
I was at uni with Elizabeth Nix and thrilled she could come.
Authors Katrina Roe, Debra Tidball and Penny Reeve. (I found it so amusing that they were chatting in a group while I chatted to my sister and sister-in-law (Catriona, Deborah and Penny).