I had a fantastic day yesterday! Went up to the beautiful St Patrick’s (ex)seminary at North Head in Manly for the ‘lunch with the stars’ – hundreds of students plus teachers plus authors and illustrators, and there was such a buzz about books and reading and authors, it was a really wonderful day. Congratulations to Belinda Murrell for organising it all and to her team from CBCA North who all contributed in some way. I shared a table with a very special group of students from Maria Regina Primary School. They’ve been reading my Shalott trilogy and so decided to go with a medieval theme. So we all dressed up (the students looked absolutely FABULOUS) and they decorated the table so beautifully with flowers, swords and candles etc that we won ‘best table’ – congratulations to you all! It was a pleasure to have your company and to have the opportunity to talk to you about books and writing.