In July this year David came to the Island for a lunch held at Rusty Water to talk about his life as a South Sudanese refugee, a story he tells in his book “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Die”. He has developed an organisation through which he intends to help his people become self-sufficient and to bring peace to his country. Have a look at his website www.peacepalette.org and watch this space for news of David’s next visit to the Island in November 2012.
Sue is an award winning local author whose latest book “Alaska” was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Young Adult Novel Award. It was an honour for us to hold a wonderfully intimate and personal launch for this book in our store when in was released last year. Her first novel “Something in the World Called Love” won the Victorian Premier’s Young Adult Fiction Award and it has one of the most perfect endings you could find in a book.
Another great Australian (and Victorian) author, Joy came for a delicious afternoon tea at Rusty Water and told us of her life-long love of writing. She told us how she develops her characters and storylines and her love of her craft is very evident.
You many have heard Dwayne as a footy commentator on radio, but his talents extend to writing kids’ picture books on ... footy of all things. We had a delightful time at the Phillip Island Football Club with face painting, a sausage sizzle, having a kick on the oval and Dwayne reading his books to the kids. They were all absolutely enthralled.
A Gippsland girl, Margareta absolutely charmed the small group who came to the in-store event to hear about her first novel “Bella’s Run” and we eagerly await her next book. We will keep you informed as Margareta will certainly be invited to visit again.
Michael is a senior editor at The Age but has a great interest in sport and particularly in the Bells Beach surfing contest held each Easter. His very pictorial and thoroughly researched book “Bells” gives us a glimpse of past and present champions and just what is so special about this annual event. His visit to our shop to sign his book drew interest from right across the community and you should always keep an eye open at Woolamai when the surf is up as it is one of Michael’s favouritespots.
Anna is a local girl from the Peninsula and visited our shop one Saturday in her fairy princess dress to charm the little ones and read from her books. Her books are gorgeous and sparkly and just made for little girls.