Author Illustrator Afternoon Tea at St Joseph's School Narrabeen

Pelting rain, hail, thunder and lightning (and even a wayward pigeon) did not dampen the spirits and excitement of the students at St Joseph's.  Part of a group of fellow CBCA writer members, it was a treat to present at this school near the beach and I enjoyed explaining my illustration process for Sophie Masson's spy novel, Jack of Spades.  The girls and boys were wonderfully responsive and engaged, as was evidenced by the enthusiastic line queueing afterwards for book sales!

Both Jack of Spades and the new edition of The Fastest Ship in Space by Pamela Freeman, were snapped up by eager readers.

 Fellow presenters, Brydie Wright, Carolyn Eldridge-Alfonzetti, Oliver Phommavanh, Wendy Fitzgerald, Yvonne Low, Fran Jones (Teacher Librarian St Joseph's) and Wendy Blaxland.

Fellow presenters, Brydie Wright, Carolyn Eldridge-Alfonzetti, Oliver Phommavanh, Wendy Fitzgerald, Yvonne Low, Fran Jones (Teacher Librarian St Joseph's) and Wendy Blaxland.

 A pigeon chose to visit the school library just before presentations - looking bemused at an unusual library 'resident'!

A pigeon chose to visit the school library just before presentations - looking bemused at an unusual library 'resident'!