Perth Writers Festival Thus Far

I shall be brief for the internets is expensive and wobbly.

Organisation: superlative. The PWF crew know that authors are a hapless lot and they have kept us on course and on time. Why, I have not gotten lost or been late for a single event. Bless them all!

I have met too many wonderful writers to name them all but I particularly enjoyed meeting Barry Jonsberg and his wife Nita who love the cricket as much as I do. There was much discussion of the South Africa v Australia and West Indies v England tests that are currently unfolding.

For the first time in my career I wound up talking to under twelve year olds as opposed to over twelve year olds, which was dead interesting. I was asked many questions that I’ve never been asked before. Also my jokes that knock ’em dead when they’re a bit older did not always fly with the younger set. Fortunately, they laughed at many jokes that hitherto only I have found funny. It made me really want to write a book that skews even younger than How To Ditch Your Fairy. It will involve quokka.

Thanks to everyone who came out to see me. Thanks for the great questions and comments and stories of your fairies and curses. I especially loved the girl who has a sunshine fairy.

And now (for me) it is over and I wend my way back home. Later!


  1. Tim on #

    Did you tell vomit stories? Under 12 Aussie kids usually LOVE vomit, or bodily-function related storeis.

  2. Maggie on #

    *I was asked many questions that I’ve never been asked before.*

    My favourites are ‘How old are you?’ ‘How much money do you make?’ and ‘What kind of car do you drive?’ 😉

  3. Justine on #

    Tim: Somehow I could not figure out how to segue into vomit stories. The problem with under 12 kids is that their parents are often in tow. I sensed disapproval.

    Maggie: I was not asked any of those questions. Which was lovely!

  4. Mike on #

    Bring on the quokka!

    PS, they all have sunshine fairies in Perth.

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