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State Library NSW – Tuesday 14th January 10-11am




BookFace Gungahlin Christmas Story Time

IMG_0996IMG_0995Book Week – School Visits 19th-23rd August

book week

Book Week Chat ABC Radio Canberra – Monday 19th August 3.30pm


Love Your Bookshop Day – Saturday 10th August


50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Sun 21st July – Canberra Deep Space Station – Book SigningMoon Landing


On Saturday 1st June, I was at the ACT and Surrounds authors and illustrators table signing books.


Blast Off! First Birthday Celebration -WIN!

Space suitIn honour of Blast Off! turning one, and having a fresh new print run we ran a competition on Facebook and Instagram to WIN a signed hard back copy. Entrants headed over to Our Facebook Page and told us the ONE thing they would take into space. Entries closed midday 7th May 2019.Congratulations to the winner Lynn Ward, who wouldn’t go into space without chocolate! WE hope you and your grandchildren are enjoying your space adventures. 

National Simultaneous Storytime Reading

Wednesday 22nd May – Dickson Library 10.30am 

ASLA Conference, Leading Learning

National Library Canberra, 14-16th April

Interacting with Picture Books



Writing Workshop, The Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft 

Monday 13th April 9-12pm


CBCA High Tea with Our Stars

April 13, 2019 from 3.00pm to 5.30 pm at Penguin Random House, North 


ACT SCBWI Masterclass Afternoon Saturday 30th March

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ACT SCBWI Masterclass

Author Visit, Exploring Tree Macarthur,

Wednesday 27th February

SCBWI Sydney Conference, Sunday 24th February

3pm The Children’s Bookshop Beecroft – Celebrating Books

Story Time in The Starlight Express Room

The Centenary Hospital, Wednesday 20th Feb



Twitter Chat

Thursday 7th Feb 9pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time (8pm AEST) #picbookbc @unwin_shelly @picturebookbc


Author Signing Event, Big W Canberra Centre

Sat 8th December 12-1pm 


Dymocks VIP Night, Canberra Centre

Friday 23rd November 4.30-7.30pm

Dymocks VIP night

Beecroft Children’s Bookshop Story Time

Friday 2nd November

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Sydney Book shop signing Tour

Thursday 1st November

  • Harry Hartog Narrellan
  • Lindfield Learning Hub

Friday 2nd November

  • Dymocks Chatswood
  • Dymocks George Street
  • Dymocks Broadway
  • Kinokuniya, The Galleries

There’s A Baddie Running Through This Book Book Launch (Canberra)

Harry Hartog Woden, Saturday 20th October 11-12pm

Author Panel, BookFace, Gungahlin, Saturday 20th October 2pm


Blueberries Dance group Blast Off! Party

Dance Central, Wednesday 26th September

There’s A Baddie Running Through This Book Book Launch (Sydney)

Lindfield Learning Hub, Saturday 22nd September 4-5pm


Blast Off! Book Signing

Big W Canberra Centre, Saturday 18th August 12-1pm

Blast Off! Launch (Canberra)

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

Saturday 5th May, 11.30am


Blast Off! Launch (Sydney)

Lindfield Learning Hub

Saturday 12th May 4pm


You’re Five! Series Launch, The Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft

Friday 2nd June 2017 9.45-10.15, Open to ALL!

Beecroft Launch



Author Afternoon Tea, Terry Hills Public School

Tuesday 13th June

Along with a whole host of wonderful Sydney authors I will be heading along to Terry Hills Public School for a fabulous afternoon of stories and fun with the students and staff.


Book Launch Wine and Cheese Evening with Guest Launcher Valerie Khoo

book stack.jpgThursday 8th June Lindfield Learning Hub

On Thursday the 8th June we will be hosting an intimate wine and cheese evening for close friends and family to celebrate the launch of the You’re Five! series.

Valerie Khoo, CEO of The Australian Writers centre will be there to launch the series.



Book Launch and Morning Tea

Abbotsleigh ELC 13th June

Thanks to the lovely Jacqueline Harvey, we have organised a Launch to celebrate the You’re Five! series at Abbotsleigh ELC. I will be conducting a story time in each of the rooms before enjoying a morning tea with the children and signing some books.


Bop Till You Drop Disco Launch 15th June

Invites have gone out to East Lindfield Preschool for a Book Launch disco on Thursday 15th June.Disco invite photo

We will have Bop Till you Drop ‘numbers disco’ with story time and cake to celebrate.Bop till you drop icon

The lovely staff from Lindfield Learning Hub will be along to sell books.

Writers’ Group Open Night

Thursday 9 March 2017, 6:30-8:00pm


NSW Writers’ Centre, Callan Park, Rozelle

BOOKED OUT – Email us or call (02) 9555 9757 to go on the waitlist


Representatives from our writing groups will be here to tell you more about how their sessions run and what makes their groups unique. They will also share the secrets to their success with those in the audience who are keen to start a new group.

The evening includes a keynote presentation from Shelly Unwin, writer and member of the Picture This writing group, who will share her experiences on being part of a writing community.

The event will be followed by networking drinks, courtesy of Bibliotheque Wines.

Shelly is making her authorial debut in June this year with a five book series, titled You’re One! You’re Two! You’re Three! You’re Four! and You’re Five! published by Allen & Unwin, to be swiftly followed by a non fiction picture book, Blast Off! with Penguin Random House in early 2018, and with another book under offer as we speak. She attributes much of her success to the guidance and support of her writers’ group ‘Picture This’, of which she has been a member since 2013 when she began her writing journey. 



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