Monday, 22 August 2011

Brisbane Writer Fest 2011!

I can't help by be excited about the Brisbane Writers Fest 2011 next month! I've actually never been before so I don't know what to expect but hey, that's all part of the experience. Right?

I'm proud to announce that I've booked myself into 2 of the workshops
  • From Harry Potter to Tim Winton: How to Write for Young Adults on the 7th September
  • Getting to ‘The End’: Writing for Young Adults on the 10th September

If you're interested in going to the festival head over to

I'll be sure to report my experiences so stay tuned!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Lauren Kate Signing

This is just a little something I thought I'd share with everyone.

I arrived at the signing of Lauren Kate (Chermside, 6 Aug) and took my place at the end of the long line. I'd never been to a book signing before so my expectations were nonexistent. I didn’t know how long the line would take to get through. I didn’t know if Lauren Kate would keep signing if it went over the allocated time. And I didn’t know if I should have actually read her most recent book before attending.

I won’t bore you with the details of conversations I had with others lined up. But I just wanted to say that Lauren Kate was a professional the entire time. She smiled for every photo, signed every book and looked amazing the whole time. She kept signing until everyone was through even though she had another signing to do later in the day. It took 1 hour and 20 mins for me to get through and the line was still fairly long after me and it didn't matter that I hadn't read her latest book.

I could only hope that someday, if any of my books are published, I could conduct myself to be even half as amazing as Lauren Kate.

See my blurry picture taken with her below and to follow her on twitter, search @laurenkatebooks

I recommend you read the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. Definately a good read. J