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 2017
1st Fri each month PROV 10-1pm Mentoring & Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.
September 19th YABBA statewide online Virtual Author from Mont Albert Primary
September 23rd 10.30-12. Dolly Parton Imagination Library event, Geelong Library.
September 26th 6-8 pm OAM event Knox Civic Centre
October 6th 10-1pm PRO
October 13th Hazelnuts Reunion lunch Mr & Miss 12.30 711 Whitehorse Rd.
October 20 th (Fri) 1-4pm Colac Library ' Writing a Non Boring Family History'
October 31st 10 am YABBA AWARDS Hampton Park Secondary
November 3rd 10-1pm PRO
December 1st 10-1pm PRO (Celebration of completed books)
March 24th Goulburn Readers/Writers' Festival