Dromkeen, at Riddells Creek, just north of Melbourne Airport, is a wonderful homestead and owners Bernadatte and Tony are children’s literature champions.

Last Saturday, Dromkeen held a Children’s Literature Festival and I was fortunate to be one of the speakers. Others included Gabi Wang, Mark Wilson, Glenda Millard, Marc McBride and Bret Cardwell.

There were indoor and outdoor activities, or in the space in between, there was time to sit or wander the gardens and just enjoy this wonderful place.

I had a wonderful time, sharing stories with children and adults. As ever, when I talk about ‘My Name is Lizzie Flynn’ I learned new details about Lizzie’s world and the world of the Rajah Quilt.