Without you and your kind support, I could not have achieved what I did.
In 2015, I expanded my goals, incorporating humor into my resilience messages to teach kids and families to live strong with resilience, coping skills and bully prevention.
Giving Thanks for 2015
In June, I published picture book, Harry Helps Grandpa Remember after winning a RADF grant through Arts Queensland and Logan City Council. Harry delivers a message of hope to those families experiencing dementia.
In October I launched my junior novel Jo-Kin Battles the It, my hilarious space adventure that kick-starts discussion on perseverance and teamwork.
In November, I became a ‘Books in Homes’ literacy mentor for Loganlea High school. I love my new role encouraging kids to read and write.
Throughout the year, I book signed at over 20 shops including Dymocks, Angus & Robertson, Mary Ryans, around Brisbane and Sydney. Thanks to all the shops who sell my books. HERE
I presented over 20 writing workshops, author talks, story-tellings or pantomimes in schools, libraries, nursing homes and festivals.
What was my Greatest Achievement in 2015?
I won a Mental Health achievement award for sharing my Peer Experience with six resilience books and my messages to the community. ‘Let’s raise awareness and understanding of mental health, to increase well-being and the promise of a happier, more productive life.’ Thanks Open Minds for this brilliant award.
Special thanks to those who made 2015 AWESOME
HUGE thanks to Steve, my darling husband for offering invaluable advice and support … And he dressed up as Grandpa and Thor, making our book events FUN.
Giving thanks to: Anthony Puttee of Book Cover Café , editor Penny Springthorpe, illustrators: Trevor Salter and Aaron Pocock, Ay Jay and Catherine from Angus & Robertson, Chelsi from Logan Art Gallery, Wendy Millgate from South City Bulletin, writer friends from Write Links: Yvonne, Alison, Jacqui, Charmaine, Jillanne, Rebecca, Jenny, Jocelyn, Rachelle, June, Chris and Tammy … Blog Tour Hosts, and my wonderful Facebook friends Montana, Sue, Ani and more…
HUGS to all my friends, readers, listeners and supporters. Thanks so much 🙂
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