A host of wonderful children’s authors and illustrators met under the stars ( actually inside the Immanuel Lutheran College library in Buderim) for the opportunity to share their stories, books and personal journey as creative people. From the talented Flaxton illustrator Peter Carnavas, My Sister is a Superhero to Shona Innes who is a clinical and forensic Psychologist and her Big Hug books, Maleny’s author Judy Paulson whose baby tawnies are stitched in felt and lovingly illustrated in her picture book, Baby Tawnies to watercolour artist Diane Somers- Cook and her debut book called The Little Lighthouse, the evening rolled on with lots of fun and surprises..
Starting with a funky chicken song by Chris Collins, to a magical black cockatoos making love drawing in front of the live audience, the “stars” made their way to small groups to introduce themselves and talk about their books. They then rotated around the groups so that everyone got to know a variety of artists. There were book prizes, photos and smiles.
Here am I feeling relaxed and ready for a special evening.
Delicious food and wine, book signing and a happy romantic atmosphere made this evening a success. Everyone was friendly and down to earth with a touch of speed dating an author. I went home all smiles with 2 signed picture books and 1 prize! and a bag full of goodies! Best thing now is I can share the books with my grand children and others.
Above is Judy Paulson from Maleny ( tawny owls) and Shona Innes of the Sunshine Coast sharing her Big Hug books.