Do authors ever reach the point of being blasé about their careers?
Oh yes, I’ve just had another book published and I’m off on tour again. It’s all so very tiring and inconvenient.
Will I ever get to that point? I certainly hope not. I still get so excited every time a new book is released (I hold it and stare at it and marvel that it has my name on the cover) and I’m thrilled about going on tour.
Last week I spent three days on a book tour in Sydney and surrounding areas, promoting my YOU CHOOSE series. I visited six schools and some bookstores. It was HEAPS of fun. I got to meet so many enthusiastic, creative kids and their wonderful teachers. Two of the schools were in the Blue Mountains, so I also had the opportunity to stop off for lunch with the amazing Evie from Megalong Books at the lookout from which one can gaze at the Three Sisters.
And to top off the tour experience, I got this wonderful FaceBook review from Kel Butler, who came along to one of my school talks with her son…
Just saw George Ivanoff speak and was he ever entertaining! I just sat back and watched as he thoroughly engaged a room full of kids with the magic of storytelling. He practically performed a book he created WITH the kids and of course they ate it up. I’m pretty sure every single child in that room left a big fan if they weren’t one already. I really am so impressed with kids’ authors in this country. We are blessed with some of the best.