Last year when I was running my kickstarter campaign I came across the Sandcliffe Writing festival whilst online, and it looked kind of cool because it was concerned with diversity and was in Brisbane.
I emailed them to let them know I thought their festival looked great and to say I had a book coming out, Magic Fish Dreaming, would they be interested in my participation.
I promptly forgot all about it, and then early this year an email from the lovely Adele Moy arrived, with a phone number and asking me to ring her about the Festival, she apologised for taking so long to get back to me.
I phoned Adele as she requested and had the most beautiful conversation about diversity, life, writing, family and my book which went much longer than I think we both expected, and next thing I know I am on a panel to tell my unique story.
I met Adele for the first time in person at the Insights of an Outsider Panel last week, and felt like I had known her for years. She greeted me with such friendliness and warmth. Thanks for that Adele.
I am going to give you three photographic hints about my presentation on Saturday, and well you will have to attend to find out fully what this all means. I am going to share the story of my main inspirations, and the things that compelled me to write.
My favourite literary character, Mma Ramotswe, in The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels, by Alexander McCall Smith, because she is curious, caring and looks for the most just resolution to any situation. She also knows a story for almost every situation.
Now I don’t have to tell you to go to any links really because this is my main blog home and if you are reading this well you are here. But I can also be found on twitter, instagram and facebook.
My website is HERE
So if you want to catch my very first festival appearance for Magic Fish Dreaming
April 29th commencing 9am
Bracken Ridge Library, 77 Bracken St, Bracken Ridge
Join authors Duncan Richardson, June Perkins, and Michael Aird as they talk about their inspiration and ideas and what compels them on their creative journey, where they are today, and where they hope to be in the future.
A huge thankyou to the Sandcliffe Writers Festival Organisers for giving me the opportunity to share the story of why I love writing so much and how I set about becoming an author! I also look forward to the literary dinner with Matthew Condon on Friday and the panel following ours (and the lunch!) and catching up with Lauren Daniels.
PLEASE NOTE FOR SALE
I will be selling copies of Magic Fish Dreaming, $18 each and signing them at the event.
Please bring cash, exact change if you can is much appreciated.
For $25 in total you can receive a custom printed calico bag along with your book.
6 thoughts on “Presenting at Sandcliffe Festival: June’s Preparations”
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You can share June’s unique story this weekend. All the details and links are withing her post.
What a beautiful insight into the marvels of new connections and blossoming of opportunity. As always June, you relay it so well.
Have a nice time on Saturday, June. Shared on Twitter.
Hello you wonderful person, I love writing and drawing my picture books, I have done 10 I sell to friends and donate to the Leukaemia foundation I have done this for the last 3 years. I live on the Gold Coast and never seem to be able to catch up with you at a Sqwbi meetings! I am currently travelling for the next 2 months. I will be in London in 3 weeks, Any suggestions on things to do, book shops?….kind regards. Renzi
I only recently made my first scwibi in person meeting Renzi. I am not familiar with London, but based on experiences here, I would say email any shops that look interesting and that you think would like book NOW and ask to meet them with copies of it when there. Most shops don’t like you walking straight in with a book, but if you send info beforehand and like it they will see you. And don’t just try bookshops, try gift shops which stock a small number of books. I would need to know about your book to suggest anything else, but likeminded organisations, and SCWIBI in London, maybe they would know more.
Also I have been following some marketing blogs. http://realfastindiebookmarketing.com and seeing what tips they offer.