I am buzzing with excitement because in a few days some of the best YA authors around will gather in Melbourne for Reading Matters and I will be there. I’ve wanted to go to Reading Matters for years and registered as soon as I possibly could (without even knowing which authors would be there). In the past they’ve had some incredibly cool authors, including John Green, so I knew they would have some amazing authors this year. When the author lineup was announced I was actually jumping up and down with excitement!
I will get the chance to meet some of my favourite Australian YA authors and some great international authors too. My suitcase will be packed with books to get signed and I’m sure to come back with a few others. Some of the authors I’m most looking forward to meeting are Morris Gleitzman, Vikki Wakefield, Gabrielle Williams, Myke Bartlett and Keith Gray.
These are just a couple of the sessions that sound totally awesome:
- Everyone’s a critic – Myke Bartlett, Alison Croggon and Morris Gleitzman on setting their stories free.
- You can’t say that! – Parental guidance recommended with Libba Bray, Vikki Wakefield and Gabrielle Williams.
- Gatekeepers – the good, the bad and my mother – Keith Gray
I’ll take lots of photos, try to Tweet as much as possible and will blog about my favourite sessions when I get home.
Melbourne here I come!