Monday, March 28, 2011
A Night With Our Stars
On the 10th March I attended my first A Night With Our Stars (ANWOS) run by the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA). ANWOS is an annual event held at Westbooks in Victoria Park. I was invited to be one of 21 speakers (authors and / or illustrators) who had a book published in 2010. I spoke for 3 minutes on the first book I illustrated My Arms Your Legs, written by Kim Rackham. I was a little nervous at first being in front of 200 teachers, librarians, authors and illustrators but once I looked out to the crowd I saw a bunch of friendly familiar faces smiling and listening attentively. It was an honour to be asked to speak along with many other professional inspiring people including Frané Lessac, Mark Greenwood, Sally Murphy, Sally Morgan, Meg McKinlay, AJ Betts to name a few! I look forward to attending next year's event.
While on the subject of CBCA here is the flyer they recently commissioned me to illustrate and design for their upcoming Bookwiz on the 3rd July. It is a book based quiz in the style of the tv show Spicks and Specks. It was a fun job to work on :)