Sunday, 22nd November finally arrived, and Rabbit's Big Idea was officially launched at the Botany Library.
Wow, what a great event. I had a great turn out and sold lots of books. Thank you to all the people that helped, came along, and of course to those that bought a book, or two, or three!
Congratulations go to Kate and Nathan who won the raffle for my two prizes. Kate loves her plush Rabbit toy (handmade by yours truly) and Nathan was over the moon to win the cute library tote.
Thank you to Chris Marnewick, author of Shepherds and Butchers (currently being made into a feature length movie - awesome), for introducing me and for saying such kind words. You've a great mentor and wonderful friend.
One thing that worked well at the event was having a drawing table for the kids. I made colouring-in sheets asking them, 'What is your big idea?' They were able to colour-in Rabbit and draw their own big ideas. Some of them were so sweet. A lot of the kids said their big ideas was to be authors or artists. Go for it!
Of course, thank you to Leigh and the Botany Library for hosting the event. It was the perfect venue.
So, I can let out a great sigh of relief now, and take some time to think about my next book, or two, or three. I also noticed that someone has borrowed a copy of Rabbit's Big Idea from the Howick Library for the first time. Yay!