Showing posts from August 31, 2012

Book Week Wrap Up

Another couple of weeks of brutalising the vocal chords, getting lost on school grounds, and forcing the breakfast routine at home to hurry along to ensure I make it on time to the next gig are drawing to a close. Ask any (children's) author or illustrator what compels them to make so many back to back engagements during various literacy promoting weeks like CBCA's Book Week and the National Literacy and Numeracy Week and you'll probably get a different answer every time. Their agent asked them to. Book Week is THE time to make school visits count. It's a nice change to presenting at Festivals and Industry Seminars all the time. It's a golden opportunity to reach out and connect with your actual target audience - The Kids. It pays well - I actually made enough to cover the cost of a new magenta ink cartridge, once you subtract the chemist bills for all the medications needed to retain my voice. They like the sound of their own voice (if they don't lose