I visited eight schools while I was in Sydney—Mount St Benedicts, Cheltenham Girls, Pymble Ladies College, Abbotsleigh Girls, Chatswood PS, Roseville College, Our Lady of Dolours and Lindfield PS. I met lots of kids who had read the first Dragonkeeper books, and lots who I hope I encouraged to give them a try. The students at all the schools asked lots of terrific questions. I think the best question was, “If you could only write one book what would it be?” I signed so many books, the ink in my special purple pen ran out!
This was my welcoming committee at Our Lady of Dolours. I’d like to thank all the schools for making me so welcome, and the booksellers (Paul from The Children’s Bookshop, Ruth from Books and Beyond and Nicola from Lindfield Books) for looking after me so well.
I had a bit of free time in the afternoons to go for walks around Lavender Bay where I was staying, discovering tiny beaches, crumbling jetties and secret gardens. I also walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This was the fabulous view from my hotel.