There is a time for firsts- first author panel, first workshop in the State library- poetry of course. And a wonderful little rural school where the grades 3-6 had illustrated my short prose poem- A Ute Picnic along the back wall).
Then last night I took part in a Panel discussion on Great Expectations winning an award- there were Glenda Millard, Alex Miller and Rebecca Stead( USA Newberry medal winner). My first author panel- very interesting- even the Jimmy Possum comfy chairs were intriguing!
And today- two school sessions on Ratwhiskers and me' and sharing all my goldfields props with hometown audiences- I enjoyed it so much- ah the voice and the feet are very tired.
What a grand occupation- being a children's author and poet.
PS Thanks Tamara for the hat, wig, shirt and belt- they were a hit!