Upcoming Events!

This Saturday, 24 November, will be a great day for book lovers in Christchurch! Two great events will be running all day. I’ve teamed up with author Jo Carson-Barr, so we’ll both have a presence at each event.

Jo will be meeting readers and selling both our books at the Wham Bam Author Jam, at the Addington Raceway from 10 to 4. Lots of other authors will be there, too, from New Zealand and Australia. It’s a great chance to discover some new authors and books!

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I’ll be at the Tamariki Book Festival in Raoura Park from 10 to 3, along with a bunch of other local authors. The Festival includes readings (mine is at 10.20 am), activities for kids (including a scavenger hunt with prizes!), and opportunities for kids of all ages to do a little creative writing of their own. I’ll have live insects for kids to check out, and will talk about how I use science in my creative writing. I’ll also be selling my books and Jo’s.

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Explore the Forest Floor

Thursday’s weather forecast is looking perfect for some good indoor Kidsfest activities.

Join me, this lovely metallic green ground beetle, and the Lincoln Envirotown crew for a morning of fun activities exploring the forest floor.

There will be crafts, a log tunnel, live insects (including an insect petting zoo), and lots of other fun stuff.

I’ll also have books for sale, including special pre-release copies of Backyard Bugwatchers!

Thurs 13 July
10.00 am – 12.30 pm
Lincoln Events Centre
FREE (koha appreciated)
More info