On Tuesday 26th March, I was invited to attend the Victorian Branch CBCA Shortlist Announcements at the State Library of Victoria. SORRY DAY had been long listed, with a number of other Australian titles, back in February. The State Library quickly filled with anxious authors, illustrators and publishers eager to hear the outcome of this year’s CBCA shortlist.
As I sat with fellow authors and good friends, Pat Guest, Sarah Epstein, Caz Goodwin and Annie White, I was beyond delighted to see SORRY DAY shortlisted for the Eve Pownall Award.
It was also a thrill and an honour to meet the amazing team at Story Box Library. They are an amazing team and do incredible work to inspire children with a love for literature. If you haven't seen the SORRY DAY story reading they produced with Storm Boy actor, Trevor Jamieson and former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd, check it out here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m32cvvJ0tqE
Book of the Year Awards announcement will be held at Federation Square in Melbourne on 16th August, 2019