Last week the mailman was good to me. Quite often when I check my post box to see if anyone loves me, there's nothing there but some dead leaves and an indignant spider or two. But on one magic day last week, look what I found... My shiny new advance copy of the Fierce Little Woman and the Wicked Pirate, from Gecko Press, two official certificates from the Children's Book Council to prove that Fearless was shortlisted for Book of the Year and won the Children's Choice Junior Judges award in the early childhood category, and a really lovely thankyou book made by the children at Abbotsleigh College. They collected and bound letters from the kids who I spoke to as part of the Abbotsleigh Literary Festival. It now has pride of place on the bookshelf in my studio, and I've uploaded a few random pages so you can see what a great job the kids have done. Thanks so much, everyone at Abbotsleigh!


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