Posts Tagged ‘school visits’

It used to be my hat I couldn’t find…my pencil case….my school shoes.

Now it’s my USB stick…my wireless mouse …my silver birkenstocks.

It’s my first day back at school tomorrow and the usual last-minute flap is fluttering feathers around the house.

I’m almost packed. Almost organised.

At least I don’t have to worry about missing the bus…

I’m flying up to Central Queensland today for three jam-packed, fun-filled days of talks and writing workshops at Taranganbah State School in Yeppoon.

I love visiting schools. The kids are keen on visiting authors, often hilarious in their comments and questions, and occasionally surprise me with hugs during the vote of thanks.

I love the Capricorn Coast too. Mum and Dad retired there many years ago, and my dear old Dad is buried up on the hill, overlooking the Keppel Islands.

I’ll visit him while I’m there and tell him all my news.

But right now, I have to fly.

Just as soon as I find my e-ticket, the car hire confirmation, and that dang USB stick…..

Fancy being immortalised in print by having a character named after you?

How about swanning along to the Ultimate Girly High Tea with the likes of international best-selling author Kate Morton, Rebecca Sparrow, Caroline Overington and others?

Or a chance to win signed book packs, a book club or school visit from your favourite author, or a manuscript appraisal from a top literary agent or publisher?

You can win all this and more by jumping onboard Writers on Rafts, a fund-raising initiative of the Qld Writers Centre to benefit the Qld Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal.

More than 150 Australian authors including Morris Gleitzman, Melina Marchetta, Nick Earls, John Birmingham, Jessica Rudd, Tara Moss and Di Morrissey,  have donated prizes in every state in Australia.

I’ve already bought tickets for book packs and author visits for my kids’ schools.

Click here for your chance to win all that and more while benefiting victims of this summer’s disastrous floods.