Libraries & Bookshops

I’ve had lots of speaking and signing gigs lately — school visits, library talks and bookshop events. National Bookshop Day was particularly fun with the morning spent working the register at Dymocks in Collins St, Melbourne, in support of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation; and the afternoon spent meeting readers at Ulysses Bookstore in Sandringham.

I’ve got more events coming up. You can see a full list here, but I wanted to draw attention to a couple of public events coming up over the next couple of weekends.

First up, this Saturday I’ll be speaking at Beaumaris Library…

You choose your own path

I’ll be talking about my teenage obsession with Doctor Who and Choose You Own Adventure books, and how they led me to write my own series of interactive books for kids, You Choose. I’ll also show participants how to write their own interactive stories.

Saturday 16 August, 10.30-11.30 am
Beaumaris Library, 96 Reserve Road, Beaumaris — Melways 86D6
Contact — Jennie Masters 9591 5909
COST: $5 — Bookings essential, only 25 spaces  BOOK HERE
Suitable for ages 8 and up

Then, on the following Sunday I’ll be way on the other end of town at Eltham Bookshop.

You Choose… a Writing and Thinking Workshop

I will talk about the inspiration behind the You Choose books and explain how I planned them. This will be followed by an interactive session where I will show participants how to write their own adventure.

Sunday 24 August, 3.00pm-4.30pm
Eltham Bookshop, 970 Main Road, Eltham
COST: $20.00, which includes one signed copy of a You Choose book, the writing workshop and afternoon tea.
All accompanying adults pay $5.00 each.
Prepaid bookings are essential: 9439 8700 or
Check out the FaceBook event page.