Princess Clown is now well and truly launched!
Well done to my very good friends, Ross Clark (poet and author) and children’s author, Ally Howard for helping my new book’s launch!
Ross is the best Bard, I know (a live one anyway). He did a noble and entertaining job as MC for the night – what a man!
Then Ally officially launched my book after speaking of the many years we have supported each other in our writing. She is my muse, optimistic supporter and astute and insightful critiquer of my writing work – what a woman!
Thank you to both of your for your help and your energy. 🙂
Guests included my lovely family and friends from many areas of my life, including teaching, community and the writing world. My family and friends took away any worries for me with the food, drink, bookselling part of the launch. (Even my mum’s exploding cherrios were a hit!)
The children who came dressed the part with painted faces, clowny clothes and princesses with crowns. They also drew pictures of clowns and princesses and learned to juggle with Steve, Ally’s husband. I’ll post some of their drawings soon.
Thank you lovely people from the world of children’s writing! Julie Nickerson; Belinda Jeffrey; Pamela Rushby; Chris Bongers; Angela Sunde; Dominique Gardiner; Lynn Priestley; Leonie Tyle, Woolshed Press publisher and wonderful supporter of authors; Speakers Ink manager, Helen Bain (ditto); Beth Green, president of Book Links and past president of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (Qld branch) ditto; Judith Russell, president of the state branch of the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust and like all the previous mentioned, a firm supporter of children’s writers.
Author, Angela Sunde also brought with her a DVD of her young niece, Larisa aged 8, reading her copy of Princess Clown. Thank you, Larisa – a noble effort from you too! Maybe we’ll post it on YouTube.
The winner of the framed print of my oil painting, Inside is Beth Green. Lovely to think a part of me will hang on Beth’s wall!! 🙂