Reading Matters, here I come…
28th May 2015
Today, I’m flying to Melbourne, via a three hour stopover in Alice Springs, arriving just in time for the authors’ meet and greet for Reading Matters. I’m excited and honoured to be talking at what I’m told is one of the biggest, best and most enjoyable conferences for YA authors and readers.
I’ve been getting ready for this for the last couple of months; the Reading Matters Team sends out copies of books by your co-panellists so you can read them before the conference (I know – great idea, huh?). Which means I’ve read…
The Flywheel by Erin Gough
Jump by Sean Williams
Calypso Summer by Jared Thomas
The First Third by Will Kostakis
Dear Child by Abe Nouk
On A Small Island by Kyle Hughes-Odgers
Tell Me How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan
Speak, Wintergirls and The Jagged Edge of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambellin Kwaymullina
And yes, reading these books means that I will be meeting these authors! Can’t wait! I’m also thrilled be spending three days touring rural Victoria with Laurie Halse Anderson after the conference finishes!