My Christchurch Writer’s Festival Experience

Thanks to my wonderful library, Christchurch City Libraries, I was lucky enough to attend some great sessions at the Christchurch Writer’s Festival at the weekend.  We’ve all been waiting for the festival to be held in Christchurch for 4 years so it was great to see it go ahead this year.  And what a festival it was!

The sessions that I attended related more to writing for children and teens, so I got to meet local authors Kate De Goldi and Jane Higgins, and international authors John Boyne and Joanne Harris.  My highlights were interviewing one of my favourite authors, John Boyne, and the Why YA? panel on Sunday.  I was blogging like crazy all weekend on the Christchurch City Libraries blog, so for those who couldn’t be there you can read my festival reports and interviews here:

I’m running two giveaways of books I got signed at the festival too if you’d like to enter:

Win a signed copy of Runelight by Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris was one of the amazing authors who spoke at the Christchurch Writer’s Festival over the weekend.  I’m a huge fan of her books, particularly her books for younger readers, Runemarks and Runelight.

I have a signed copy of Runelight, the sequel to Runemarks, to give away.  All you have to do to get in the draw is enter your name and email address in the form below.  Competition closes Friday 7 September (NZ only).

Thanks to everyone who entered.  This competition is now closed.