Wow! I’ve just had a fabulous (but exhausting) weekend at the Tropical Writers Festival in Cairns. There is something very uplifting about spending an entire weekend with people who are passionate about books. As always the differences in opinions about the merits of one book versus another were intriguing and the Biggest Book Club certainly provided plenty of discussion 🙂
It’s possible I’m in brain overload – not good when I have my annual line check today, flying to Horn Island and back… Barbara Hannay’s workshop was, as always, excellent and it was great to catch up with the NQ RWA girls who I don’t see often enough. ‘A Miracle for His Secret Son,’ Barb’s latest release, is out now. We’re all hanging out for her next book which is written almost entirely in emails!
Fox, an investigative journalist, has been very successful. He’s now branching out into YA and I’m looking forward to reading ‘Alone.’
Dinner with Gretel Killeen was hysterical! Her new book ‘Jimmy and Gret Don’t Do Sex’ has been added to my TBR pile (which could topple over at any time…)
Kirsten and Andrew from Collins Booksellers in Smithfield were busy doing their bit to support writers and it’s great to see independent booksellers like them so involved in the industry. I’m sure there will always be a place for paper books despite the surge in ebooks and e-readers.
A huge thanks to Diane Finlay and her crew from the Tropical Writers Group who worked so tirelessly to put the festival together. It was an intimate event that delivered high quality presenters and workshops. Look forward to the next one!!