Blessed, I am. Apart from the goddam coldest weather I’ve experienced since I was in the north of Scotland, PerthNova rocked and rolled. Being the second leg of the double, we all got to know each other a little better and I’d like to say to Leah and Christine and Charisma and Eliza and Rick and Michael and Sharon, you are all special people. To my peeps of old, Ju, Kendra and Russ and Liz and all the Perth con goers – it was an absolute pleasure. Special thanks to those that braved brain freeze in the seminar room to come to my talk. Bring space blankets next year. Lastly to Dan, Missy, Fel, Jenny and my Supafamily – next year can’t come quickly enough. Wilson, please send crimson guard photos! Roy, please send group photos!
The Big 4 Interviews are still running over at my YA site, Burn Bright. The latest is with bestselling author Garth Nix and previous interviews include Kim Wilkins, Isobelle Carmody, Margo Lanagan, Alison Goodman and Richard Harland. Running alongside them are profiles on other artists, kicking off with indie musician, Yunyu and performance poet, Zenobia Frost. If you love the creative arts then you’ll find a feast of reading amongst these.
Had a wonderful, busy time. Met some great people who I get to hang out with again this weekend. Particularly nice chats with Sharon Winslow, Lionel, Charisma, Charisma’s mum, Leah Gibson, Penny, Spierig boys and Rick Fox. Huge crowds. Meetings with my publishers and lovely agent. Dinners and breakfasts with my peeps; Margo, Pamela, Matt, Joe, Yunyu and Jo. Feeling rather spoiled with goodness. Stayed on the top floor of the Hilton which should have been cool but was actually rather scary. I met a woman in the lift who told me she felt the same as me … Don’t look down! The cocktail party was at the fabulous Ivy club and was really very posh. Jenny Fallon lost her voice, poor darling. I teased her a lot. Lots of familiar faces at the stall, and Bill I will remember next time.