Hazel's memoir is out. Anecdotal, humorous 'slice of life' 'Not Just a Piece of Cake' about the realities of being an author longterm, when you also have a family. Insight into a diverse workstyle behind and beyond the vintage picture book 'There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake'. Plus the risk-taking which is culturally and artistically necessary.Why being an Antarctic expeditioner or trekking in Nepal is research. Mentoring. Literary speed dating with a character. 100 Hippo memories. Hippocampus where memories are kept.
The busy-ness of longterm creativity including poignant fan mail, collaboration, multi-media with a little family history mystery and Hazelnuts mentoring. Strategies for aspiring writers. Tackles myths that writing for children is easier or of less significance. Available Booktopia
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Events & Appearances 2018
1st Fri each month PROV 10-1pm Mentoring & Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.
5th 10-1pm PROV 'Finishing Book-Length Project'
Feb 3rd (Sat) 11am Victorian Medical Women's Society historical walk.
Feb 6th 6:30-8.pm pm Dymocks Camberwell Tues Book Club 'Celebrant Sleuth' talk & signing at Barolo Trattoria, 885 Burke Rd, C'well (need to book)
March 3rd Indian Fundraiser
March 8th Donvale Library Writing a Non Boring Family History
March 13th (Tues) Watsonia Library 6-7 pm
March 24th Goulburn Readers/Writers' Festival
April 20th (Fri) Hazelnuts
June 7th Adelaide: Early Childhood Educators' conference
August 4th 10-1pm Port Phillip Heritage Centre 'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' workshop