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A Singapore Book Launch (and Farewell)

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trucchi opzioni binarie 60 secondi Me sharing my story with the crowd.

خيار ثنائي حرام atau It was a very special occasion. A chance to celebrate the publication of my first book (I have my fingers crossed there will be more), and also, a chance to say farewell. Farewell to Singapore and the friends I made there.

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ikili opsiyon canlı The Illustrator of the book, Michael Scott Parkinson, couldn’t make it (for geographical reasons), but nonetheless his presence was everywhere and made the day soooooo much more visually appealing!!!

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www winner option it I was super nervous about my speech, but everyone was so supportive and looking back on the day, I hope people left with a glimpse into how much writing this book has meant to me, and the emotional road to publication.

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And a sincere thank you to Sarah Mounsey, for her moral support and heartfelt words on the day, as well as her enduring and much treasured friendship.

Also, thank you to everyone who attended. Your presence meant the world to me.

All Saints Storylines Festival

Hellloooo everybody – Michael here.

 

At the end of March I was lucky enough to be invited to All Saints Storyline festival. Which was a hugely cool thing.  Somehow they invited me along with a bunch of real writers and illustrators to come out and talk to the kids about books and illustrating! Silly them making a mistake like that.

I had 3 sessions over the two days with kids ranging from pre-primary through to years 3-4 and I had so much fun. I hope everyone that came along did too. It was extra cool that some kids had already read Darcy Moon.

I brought my graphics tablet and TRIED to connect it up to the big screen and showed how I could draw straight on the tablet…BUT technical issues made it very hard to draw anything better than a stick figure. Which was embarassing :) SO I tried to go back to the whiteboard which wouldn’t rub out…which was embarassing :) BUt hey! Whatever. We all had fun!

I had the pre-primarys draw their own frogs which ..since I have about 60 of them..I will slowly post over the next several weeks. BUT I thought we’d do something a bit interesting this time. The frogs are still escaping from the pictures – sure – but THIS time they’re going on a bit of a holiday.

THESE frogs for instance are spending some time on a tropical beach in Greece. Not jealous at all. Really I’m not.  You can check back every week to see where the frogs are next and if YOU came to see me when i was visiting your school you might just find your frog in one of the pictures.

Kalamitsi beach, Lefkada island, Greece.

 

 

 

Darcy Moon in the US!

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You can’t wipe the smile off my face right now.

Massachusetts-based publisher Star Bright Books has bought the US rights to Darcy Moon and the Deep-fried Frogs.

This is SUCH exciting news, especially so soon after the release of the book in Australia. It’s not easy to break into the American market, and this is a dream come true for me.

Star Bright Books specialises in books for young readers and for those working in literacy programs in North America.

They believe ‘only the best is good enough for children and produce books that are not only entertaining, but meaningful and sensitive to the needs FROG1of all children.’

How ‘hoppy’ am I that they chose Darcy Moon?

Fan-froggy-tastically HOPPY!

 

 

 

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