Back row, L-R: David Murphy, Me, Leigh Walker Barnes, Stephanie Owen Reeder
Front row, L-R: Tracey Hawkins (ACT Support), Gina Newton and Harry Laing
I spent a lovely early evening at the Canberra Yacht Club last night with a great bunch of local writers and artists--celebrating the inaugural event (Christmas drinks--yay!) of the SCBWI ACT Chapter. The evening was all about books, books, friendship, books and a glass of bubbles. Perfection.
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is a priceless networking and support group for bookish types of the kid persuasion. I'm thrilled to be a member and if you're interested in joining, head here for more info.
On that note, the SCWBI Sydney Conference is now open for bookings. See the program right here. You won't want to miss this amazing opportunity to mix with children's book industry players. I'll be both presenting and mingling, so see you there!