What is it about the power of three?



Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub
Hewie, Dewie and Louie
The three little pigs
The Three Musketeers

And now, Henry Hoey Hobson.

Three ordinary little words that, slung together, have somehow made a whole, greater than the sum of its parts.

Twelve months after being launched into the world, Henry Hoey Hobson has  made his third literary shortlist.

I will be forever grateful to the good folk in at the Children’s Book Council of Australia and the WA Premier’s Book Awards, but it was today’s announcement by the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards that made me cry.

Queensland is my home state. As an unpublished author, I have sent unpublishable manuscripts into the Qld Premier’s Literary Awards and dreamed impossible dreams – one of which, today, actually came true.

In the spirit of Henry Hoey Hobson and the Rule of Three (whatever energy a person puts out into the world, be it positive or negative, will be returned three-fold), I’d like to celebrate all writers who face the blank page and aren’t cowed by it with this wonderful post by the author of Six Impossible Things, Fiona Wood.

Please click here – and Congratulations for turning up at the page.

  1. Karen Brooks says:

    Oh Chris!!! That is FABULOUS news! And so deserved. Yay!!!! for HHH and big kisses and hugs to you!

  2. Well done, Chris – that’s terrific!

  3. chrisbongers says:

    Thanks Catherine, I had a great night on Friday. See you at St Aiden’s Literature Day on Thursday!

  4. Trudie Trewin says:

    Congratulation, Chris!
    Well deserved, Henry Hoey Hobson is a memorable chap, loved it.

  5. chrisbongers says:

    Thanks Trudie, I do have the softest spot for my boy!

  6. Mike says:

    Hey Chrissy, well done! Premier’s Awards list is great. The family are very proud of your achievements.

    Love from Mike.

  7. chrisbongers says:

    Thanks Mikey! Not getting my hopes up though. Grateful just to have made that shortlist. xx

  8. Congratulations on making the shortlist, Chris! This is definitely HHH’s year.

  9. chrisbongers says:

    Thanks Jayne, HHH is a bit of an FLK (funny little kid), but he seems to have a knack for making friends in high places. 🙂

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