February is party time for me and my Old Sailor!there was an old sailor book cover

On Feb 1, ‘There Was an Old Sailor’ hits the bookshops.

On Feb 2, Dee White visits from her blog Tuesday Writing Tips to ask me some questions about writing picture books.

Then I’m off on tour! Blog tour that is. Here’s where I’ll be visiting:

Monday 8 February: Sally Murphy’s Writing for Children

Tues 9 February: Dee White’s Tuesday Writing Tips

Wed 10 February: Dale Harcombe’s Read and Write with Dale

Thurs 11 February: Robyn Opie’s Writing Children’s books

Fri 12 February: Lorraine Marwood’s Words into Writing

Sat 13 February: Mabel Kaplan’s Tales I Tell

Sun 14 February: Sandy Fussell’s Stories are Light

As if that’s not enough partying, I’m also having a celebration of the release of ‘There Was an Old Sailor’ during the first SCBWI meeting for the year, which is being held at Stoneman’s Bookshop in Castlemaine. The lovely Glenda Millard is going to speak about ‘Old Sailor’.

At 11.00 am on Sat Feb 20, I’ll be reading at the grand opening of ‘Enchanted by Books’ a new bookshop in Williamstown Victoria.

And then ta-da! there’s the official Melbourne launch of ‘There Was an Old Sailor’ at Sun Bookshop, Ballarat St in Yarraville Vic at 2pm on Sat 27 February. There will be nibblies to eat (possibly even a krill or two particularly for Jen Storer!) and a book reading as well as the launch. I’m still working on details and will post as soon as I can.

BIG month! Love it!