For Teachers and Librarians
First of all can I just say a great big shiny thank you!!!!! Reading is the greatest pleasure of my life and anyone who spends their time encouraging kids to read is beyond awesome. Plus, I’ve heard it on very good authority that the Karma Gods look very favorably on anyone who talks about teen books, so don’t be surprised if good things start coming your way very soon!
I live at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia so if I can’t get to you, I’m happy to do Q&A via email, Skype or even posting some answers up on YouTube. Though I must warn you that even though I was born in Australia, I have spent a lot of time in New Zealand and England, so along the way I’ve collected a very strange accent!!!!
Also, if you’re in the US and you haven’t stumbled across The Great Scavenger Hunt Contest, then please make sure you check it out. My books are listed there (as are many others) and it is an amazing way to encourage kids to read. All each ‘hunter’ needs to do is download the scavenger hunt sheet they want and answer the questions and hand it into library that has registered with the program. Each month a winner will be chosen and both the hunter and the library in question will win prizes. Easy smeasy!
Yes, please! I love talking about books and writing for as long as anyone will let me! I have presented at CYA, Brisbane, Voices on the Coast, Buderim as well as adult workshops for Romance Writers of Australia RWA) and Romance Writers of New Zealand (RWNZ). Some of the workshops I’ve presented in the past include:
~Why TV is a Writer’s Best Friend
~A Writer’s Toolbox
~My Journey to Publication
~A Day in the Life of a Writer
~How to Write YA Books
~How to Get Your Manuscript Out the Door
~How to Use the Internet and Social Media to Promote Your Books