It must be holiday time as Rosie sure is chilling out and relaxing. I've been trying to have a bit of a holiday from work, but guess what, I miss you all when I'm not online and checking messages and emails. It's also a good time for me to have a look at my books and ideas, as I'm not flat out visiting schools.
It's been good having that time to spend on my next two books. One of course is 'Granny Does Karate,' due out early next year. It's always exciting seeing a new book take shape. It's even more exciting when I know some of you will become published authors when the book is out. Check out the 'Jackiwa' poems page as there are FOUR COPIES of 'GRANY GOES TO HIP HOP' to be WON.
The other book of course is my chapter book, 'Help Granny Wants To Be A Streaker.' I do have some news on this front, as the book is now back from the editor, and she loves it. She said, "I think Streaker will go down a treat. I'm about halfway through and I can see why those test readers enjoyed it so much. It's a blast." Isn't that great and positive feedback to motivate me to keep believing this book will be a hit.
I'm excited to share with you how well my drama students did at the recent drama festival in Te Awamutu. Everyone had their own moment, and my students gained 70 placings from 75 enties. They won some special awards, such as Most Promising, age group championships and scholarships, improvisation award, and were 2nd and 4th in the Supreme award. I think my personal favourite was the Sothieson Trophy for excellence in entertaining. The photo above is my awesome seniors who won that entertainment award. To add to all that excitement, Les and I got to watch ten of our fabulous grandchildren competing and achieving. Special times.
Term 4 is almost here, and if you live in Hamilton, Bombay, Te Kauwhata, Waerenga, Waingaro, Te Aroha, Rotorua, Matamata, Tokoroa to name a few places, then I might be coming to your school.
It must be time for a joke.
Olive right next door to you~!
BOOM SHABOOM. I love that one...... :)
WORD OF THE MOMENT
flatulence - I bet you know someone who suffers from that.
Don't forget to send me writing if you have some you're proud of. Also read what others write. We all have different styles and that's okay. I love hearing from you, and every week I get emails from kids all around the country.
If you'd like me to visit your school then talk to your teacher and see if we can organise a visit. That'd be great. You can always make a comment just click on comments at the bottom of this post.
Keep on writing and keep smiling.