They were proud moments, my first picture book Meet Sidney Nolan, illustrated by Sandra Eterovic and part of the wonderful series by Random House Australia, was launched at the Story Arts Festival Ipswich last month and at the Mad Hatters Books shop this month.
Megan Daley from Children's Book Daily has written a wonderful blog post about the Random House Meet Series and about Meet Sidney Nolan in particular. I am also thankful that she took the time to officially launch the book while juggling Story Arts volunteer duties and the joys of parenting sick children.
For the launch at the Mad Hatters Bookshop, it was good friend and writer Rebecca Sheraton who introduced the book.
There were activities for the children, a reading of the book, and give-away of teddy bears wearing Nolan's iconic depiction of Ned Kelly's mask.
Meet Sidney Nolan is now available at most good bookstores and online and includes fabulous teacher's resources.
There were several blog posts and interviews to support Meet Sidney Nolan and my upcoming picture book Oliver's Grumbles. The kidlit community is one of the most supportive communities I have been involved with:
June Perkins http://gumbootspearlz.org/2015/08/10/meet-yvonne-mes-author-of-meet-sidney-nolan/
Kidlit411.com - Author spotlight http://www.kidlit411.com/2015/09/Kidlit411-Author-Spotlight-Yvonne-Mes.html
Carrie On ... Together - October Mystery Author http://www.carriecharleybrown.com/carrie-on-together/october-mystery-author-yvonne-mes
And this personal blog post was especially meaningful to me.
Melanie Hill http://melaniehill.weebly.com/blog/sharing-success