Changing of the Guard

It has been a very busy start to the year! One of the highlights so far was the first Children’s Book Council of Australia(CBCA), Northern Suburbs NSW branch meeting of the year.

It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces again and meet a couple of new members. It was slightly emotional as we sung a farewell tribute to the powerful duo President Wendy Fitzgerald and Secretary Kirsty O’Rourke, who will stay on the committee but step down from these roles. They have both been the most welcoming, encouraging and inspiring leaders and I can’t thank them enough for helping me establish myself in the world of children’s books.


It was also fabulous to hear from our new leaders, Chairman Marian McGuinness and Treasurer Louise Park who will both do an amazing job I am sure.

At the meeting we were also lucky enough to hear from Lady Cutler Award winner, Paul MacDonald who talked us through ‘what’s hot’ on the book trail at the moment. His insight as always was invaluable.

I sense it is going to be a wonderful year for many of the CBCA authors with so many new releases lined up, and I can’t wait to share their journey.

For more details on the CBCA visit their website


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