Too Many Friends – Release Day

Today is release day of my most joyous book, ‘Too Many Friends’. I am delighted to share this little ray of warmth and sunshine with the world. If you haven’t yet seen the trailer, click back to my previous post – because I’m still feeling pretty chuffed about that! Meanwhile, for this special day I thought I’d include two of my favourite pages from in the book. Not spoilers! Though they do fit with the themes in the book.

1) Dedication

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Let the Celebrations BEGIN!

Enter the time of busy, joyous celebration!

June 25th (tomorrow!) sees the release of the ‘Bully on the Bus’. I can’t wait to open the door and let it fly! This is a story I began in 2007 … as a chapter book … with first draft finished at 1,700words. (Yeah – sheepish grins here at that tiny word count.) How things have changed – for the better. Tomorrow it will be released … as a verse novel … with a final count of 7,100 words. That’s a bit of a difference!

There are many people who’ve contributed to the growth and development of this story. I’m so glad there’s an acknowledgements page at the back of the book, where I could pay tribute to them!

I’m grateful to be invited onto the CYA Conference Success Panel on 5th July, to share something of the Bully’s path to publication. How wonderful to bring it full circle, and once again acknowledge the impact of the CYA Conference on my writing career.

While in Brisbane for the conference, I’m so very much looking forward to meeting all the team at UQP. They’ve been such fun to work with – I can’t wait to put faces to names that appear regularly in my inbox. Yay!

From there I have the FUN of a book launch, hosted by the buzzingly-busy  Bundaberg Library (details here), followed by a lunchtime launch at the Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale (LOVE this wonderful event!). And then there’s a day of activities as a part of the Bargara Strawberry Fair, followed by author talks and school visits … and through it all, various blog posts around the interwebs.

So much to love about the next month! Maybe I’ll see you somewhere in all the busy!

25th June – Release Day!
3rd July – Meeting the UQP team
4th/5th July – CYA Dinner/Conference
8th July – Bundaberg Library Launch
29th July – Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale Launch
2nd August – Bargara Strawberry Fair