The pen drawings are from my Magic Word book idea- which I did while I was watching,
I like the keep/castle with the pointy bits.
and Sally Fawcett an illustrator and author from Margaret River who was very good company,
(mind you I read on her blog that this Sydney trip was her first holiday away from the kids in 5 years so now I wish we'd all made more of an effort - but then I know how it is turning up from a long way and not knowing many people-)
and Dr Virginia Lowe who teaches children's book writing,
I caught up with Magaret Hamilton briefly and also with the Hachette team ( and I gave them printouts of the rough Over is Out book- )
and Megan Daley.
I saw Judith Rossell at the dinner and meant to say hello...
you kind of get swept along sometimes.
I got to witness MaryAnn Ballantyne being presumed as a grifter by the hotel staff as she was trying to leave in a hurry but her corporate card was declined.
Never a good last impression as a customer- but I guess the hotel staff have to take that line- they must get all sorts of genuinely dodgy people over time.