|Our home until I was nine on |
the black soil plains of the Darling Downs.
|Bruce organised our time at Dalby|
We were booked to stay several days with my brother Stan Pedler on a farm some distance from Dalby. The minister at the church in Dalby was an old friend of ours and a great organiser of a dinner where we spoke and Ray preached at their church the next day.
It was our first experience doing a book-signing for a general market bookshop. Collins Bookshop was in a large shopping complex and a great experience.
I also enjoyed very much meeting old friends and family, some who live in Dalby and others out on farms I remember visiting many years ago with my own family.
|My big brother, Stan.|
|Ruth Bonetti, Anne Hamilton|
and Jo Wanmer
The Omega Writers organise the Award dinner and fiction finalists wait to be told the dinner.
The few days were a wonderful time of fellowship with other writers. This input to my writing was something I regret very much not having for over ten years in those early days of
trying to write that first book, Search for Tomorrow.
The writers in the master class I presented doing an exercise about point of view and dialogue - while I had a break from speaking.
The publisher of Wombat/Even Before Publishing with most of her published authors - except my husband, Ray, who had sneaked off too soon after the dinner.
I am so thrilled and proud of our Aussie writers.
May we all continue to try and improve our efforts to give readers more challenging and entertaining books. I am only sorry my camera was not working properly so could have more photos.