Another year of Romancing the Stars and another fabulous night. The Terrace at the State Library of Queensland was the perfect place. The stars were sizzling. The weather behaved itself (Cyclone Marcia was making its way toward the coast). The wine flowed and the nibbles were hitting the spot.
Twenty children's writers and illustrators speed dated an eager audience of librarians, teachers, writers and lovers of children's books and in just a few short minutes shared their new releases, new projects, and revealed what had inspired their stories.
Not only was there a chance to mingle with these stars, there was a mass launch (see photo at the end) there was art work on display and for sale, there was entertainment by comedian and children's author Tristan Savage, quizzes and raffles were won and there was even a singalong courtesy of Peter Taylor author of Once a Creepy Crocodile and his daughter.
Many thanks again to Book Links (QLD) Inc. for putting on this amazing event every year and giving me a chance to mingle starry-eyed with some of my favourite authors and illustrators while trying not to appear overly star struck!
For more information and the full line-up of authors and illustrators check out the Book Links (QLD) Inc. website. To stay up to date with upcoming events why not become a member or 'like' their Facebook page.
Here are some of my photos of the night but for truly professional photo coverage of the event please check out these photos by Peter Allert!
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