Beautiful Lake Hawea was the last stop on my tour of Central Otago libraries.
So many children – so many of them Lily fans – plus great librarians.
To all those involved at Roxburgh, Alexander (two sessions) Cromwell, Queenstown and Lake Hawea libraries, thanks heaps.
It truly was fantastic.
We have been away for just over two weeks to the glorious Hanmer Springs, about an hour and a half inland from Christchurch. It is a lovely alpine village with walks in the woods and a laid back attitude.
Three adventures of Lily in each of two big books. How fabulous is that?
All ready to be sold throughout Australia this year.
This is my latest chapter book published by Scholastic NZ this month. The illustrations throughout the book are by Rachel Driscoll and are gorgeous. And the title is sparkly and magical. Perfect for little girls for Christmas.
The garden has been blooming. The bees and birds fluttering and flying, sipping nectar, finding nesting places, and the grass has been growing.
Normally at this time of the year I hang around admiring everything, the colours, the perfumes, the growth and then slip back inside to my computer. But this year, because the weather has been dry I’ve been out and about amongst all the busyness. Planting, weeding, and pushing the mower. Mapping out which seeds will be planted where. Deciding upon the potato patch. Plotting the flower beds, while all the time… …
… achooo …
… sneezing and sneezing!
A lovely review of my e-book ‘The Gillyflower‘.
It is hard enough to get a review – let alone a good one.
‘Deep in the forest
in the dark of the night
flew a tiny little bug
with a tiny little light.’
A lovely new picture book with wonderful illustrations by Fifi Colston, coming out in October.