An Aussie Year -- out now!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Finally, my newest book, with dear friend Tina Snerling, has arrived! Now at a bookstore near you (or online), An Aussie Year celebrates the joy of the great Aussie Childhood.

Meet Ned, Lily, Zoe, Kirra and Matilda––three Aussie kids keen to take you on a journey through a year in the life of Australian children, from cultural celebrations to traditions and events, to our everyday way of life.

An Aussie Year is a picture book bursting with national pride. It is a snapshot of who we are as a nation, covering our melting-pot culture, lifestyle and traditions. Its pages feature trailing, meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showing our five Aussie children at play, at school, at home, enjoying their homeland––from the tropical north to our rugged west.

Trailing through the seasons and idiosyncrasies endemic to each month of the year, this is Our Australian Childhood.

(Oct 2013, EK Publishing, $19.99, hard cover, 9781921966248)

Tina and I hope you can join us at this fabulous book launch, hosted by Black Cat Books in Brisbane. The formidable Michael Gerard Bauer will officially launch the book and there will be lollies and loads of childish fun (not just talking about Michael!). Numbers are strictly limited so be sure to RSVP quickly.

Just one week later, I'll be hosting another launch in Canberra! This time at Paperchain in Manuka, where the gorgeous Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder will officially launch the book. There will be balloons and a lolly bar and fun activities--come along and have a book signed and join in the fun! RSVP essential.

But wait, the celebrations don't end there! From 21 October to 21 November (yes, a full month!),we will be on virtual tour with An Aussie Year, all over the webosphere. We'll be visiting a stack of fabulous sites with book reviews, sneak peeks, character interviews, insider info and heaps of fabulous giveaways! There's even story writing and colouring competitions, and some publisher's desk opportunities!

Don't miss out - click on the poster below for the full tour schedule. With thanks to our glorious tour hosts.

Lastly, be sure to visit the An Aussie Year website ( to meet all the characters from the book, see updates and behind-the-scenes work. There’s also some Fun Activities for kids!

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