The book launch for my first children’s picture book, The Green Goggles, was better than I could have imagined. And for numerous reasons.
I had a floor full of kids to read to – things were perfect already! I had an amazing audience – family, friends, Bundaberg Writers’ Club members, ex-work colleagues, parents from my daughter’s school, even a friend I’d not seen for 20 years had brought his family. I was overwhelmed and humbled by so much support and enthusiasm.
As a Dads Read ambassador Councillor David Batt was excited to be a part of a local event that encouraged reading and children’s literacy. He gave a fabulous opening and I’m very appreciative for his support.
The venue, the Access Studio of the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (BRAG), was perfect for the launch. There was floor space for storytime, tables and chairs for the craft, a kitchen for tea and coffee for the adults, and a bench for the morning tea spread. I am so thankful to Public Programs Officer, Rebecca MacLean, for her enthusiasm to host my book launch at BRAG and to the staff for helping me with the arrangements.
I’ve been a writer for over 10 years and had dreamed many times of my work being published. But the universe had another idea, a better one, which was to wait until the time was right, when I had my own family of young ones to share the joy with.