Launch of ‘There Was an Old Sailor’

Saturday 27th was the official launch of ‘There Was an Old Sailor’. It was held in the foyer of Sun Theatre, and hosted by Sun Bookshop (which includes the across-the-road children’s bookshop Younger Sun).

It was great fun. We had a good crowd there and Danny Walsh‘s playing and singing drew in a few more off the streets. Cassandra Allen was unable to be there, she being in Switzerland and all, but her parents and a friend were there and it was lovely to meet them. My good friend, storyteller and fellow author, Jackie Kerin launched ‘There Was an Old Sailor’. Appropriate for her to be the launcher as without her, I probably wouldn’t have written the story or persisted in submitting it to publishers. Danny sang and played, including singing the story of the old sailor, which he’d set to music. He had us all singing along.

The only bad thing about launches is there’s never enough time to talk properly to everyone. Thank you to everyone who was there. Perhaps I’ll just have to have another one! Anyhoo, here are some pics from the day…

It’s out! It’s out!

‘There Was an Old Sailor’, my picture book with gorgeous illustrations by Cassandra Allen and published by the wonderful team at Walker Books Australia, is released today. Yeehah!

Here it is! In the front window of ‘The Younger Sun’ the wonderful children’s book shop in Yarraville. Note the poster too!

Me and my new book sitting in fine company, in between Bob Graham and Sherryl Clark!