It’s been a big few months

Posted: September 14, 2017 in Writing
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coming up with ideas

Back-handing the beagle at Story Arts Festival Ipswich (photos courtesy of Aspire Photographics)

It’s been more jam-packed than Proust’s rememberances. Bigger than Rapunzel’s shampoo bill. Longer than Pinocchio’s nose if they’d ever made lying an Olympic sport.

Yes, it’s been Book Week. Man, I love it, but each year it just keeps getting bigger.

Ostensibly a 7-day celebration of children’s literature in August, CBCA’s Book Week has grown like Topsy into the busiest term of the year for writers, illustrators and those unsung heroes of all things literary, the wonderful teachers and librarians who tirelessly promote reading and writing in our schools.

Group with casperI started Author Visits for Book Week back in July and just finished my last one yesterday – that’s a couple of dozen schools and a couple of thousand kids who’ve met me, my books and my dog in the last couple of months.

(Yes, Huggy usually manages to put in an appearance on power point; he is, after all, a most inspiring character!)

And that’s what it’s all about: getting kids enthused about reading and writing. Putting books in their hands that open their minds, spark their imaginations and make them think.

It’s a fun gig, one I’m

HHH on trial in the Old Courthouse SAFI
HHH on trial at the Old Courthouse Ipswich, Story Arts Festival ’17  

 lucky to have.

But now it’s time to rest the voice, plant the birkis firmly on the floor under the desk and get back to finishing my next book (which will give me something new to talk about next year!)

 

Reading Centre Book Week launch 2017

The Reading Centre, Book Week launch 2017

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Comments
  1. Emily says:

    I have read the book called Intruder and it was amazing! I hope you can made book 2 of that book could be about how the school she’s in. The new friend she made and the problem Kat had in school. Just want to tell you this book is fantastic and will love if you will make a book 2 of it. Thank you!

    • chrisbongers says:

      Thanks Emily, it’s great to hear from you. I’ve been playing around with a kind of sequel to Intruder, but from Al’s point of view. But I’m a bit busy atm finishing How to Destroy Earth, Part One, but will keep you posted! Cheers, Chris.

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