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Launch of ‘Buster Follows His Nose’

At last the day has come!

My debut Picture Book, ‘Buster Follows his Nose’ was released into the wild and I had a book launch in my local town Scone at my local bookstore Huntabook.

I had been preparing for some time, so I had my appropriately themed jumper with dogs, ready to wear and a large banner featuring the cover of the book.

Ian and his staff had the shop open and ready for us and we welcomed many from the local area and from Sydney. The illustrator Jenny Hale came up from Sydney with her husband and stayed with us at our farm then came with us to the launch, so we could share the excitement. Members of the writing group I have belonged to for more than 20 years came along for support and it was great to see so many familiar smiling faces. They even helped with the catering and one clever cook made some fluffy scones with jam and cream…totally appropriate for Scone!

I talked about my journey to publication, and the need for persistence and dedication and Jenny explained some of the processes involved in the creation of her wonderful illustrations.

I donated copies to local schools and libraries and I am getting ready to do some presentations at Scone Library and at local schools.

Buster is on his way!