Along with several other talented writers, I was asked to write a fairy tale in response to the Occulture exhibition at the Wellington City Gallery for their Family Day. I managed to rope illustrator Josh Morgan into performing Rose & The Stink Master with me. He did a great job of being both the stinky sorcerer AND the fairy moth mother - on top of creating some awesome illustrations for the kids to colour and add their own flavour to. SO MUCH FUN!!
We had heaps of fun reading ´The Marble Maker´ & ´Keys´ to a very cool bunch of kids as part of the celebrations for The Children's Bookshop´s 25th birthday!! Thanks & well done to Ruth, the bookshop team and the other fabulous writers and illustrators who came to share their work. And of course, a big thanks to all of you who came along!! For more photos follow this link.
Photo credit: Lindsey Keats
Such a privilege to be at the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults among New Zealand's finest writers, illustrators & translators for children. We are delighted to have won the Te Kura Pounamu Award for our book Te Kaihanga Māpere (: Thank you so much for embracing our creative, inventive, & determined Marble Maker!
There is a brilliant line up of amazing books at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2017. We're feeling pretty chuffed to be part of it, surrounded by so many talented authors, illustrators & translators.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to everyone who came last night to show their support. We had so much fun!! It was amazing having you there - you really made it magical for us!!
And of course a huge thank you to The Children´s Bookshop in Wellington for hosting us - you guys were fab!!