Showing posts from June, 2008

No. 1 Best Seller Non Fiction

One of Australia's leading buying group of independent booksellers and recorded Wild Tea Cosies as their Number ONE Best Seller Non Fiction list.

That sound you can hear? That's my head exploding!

The Same but Different

This pointy fellow is in need of a name. All suggestions welcome. Now don't be rude. He is the Eddie Emu pattern but different. Different yarn. Different stitch around the base. That's all. Definitely needs a different name.

Avid Reader - A Launch Sell Out

Brisbane launch of Wild Tea Cosies at Avid Reader - DONE!

The Courier Mail article and the 4BC Radio interview on Tuesday caused Avid Reader to sell out of their 50 copies in store ready for the launch. They begged and grovelled to get 70 more books from Harper Collins just in time for yesterday's launch, which sold out on the night (did I hear correctly? - a first at an Avid event!) with people buying 2 and 3 copies. Very very happy. "Thank you all" hardly seems enough. I'm just about as chuffed as one can be.

Phil Brown of the Brisbane News very generously agreed to introduce me, say something funny and 'launch' the book. He did all three with such ease that I couldn't help but be buoyed into a relatively stutter free few words. Thank you thank you Phil.

My beautiful neice Akari. How many books did you buy Akari?

And then there were all the other Special People...
Merryn, Isabel and Alex. Alex wot knitted this magnificent party vest and beanie pour moi. S…

Australian Women's Weekly and much more besides

This smile is hurting. News came today of an overseas publisher. Search Press, the premier craft publisher in the U.K. will take the rights for both the U.K. and the U.S.A and set up Amazon too.

The July issue of the Australian Women's Weekly will have an extract.

The Brisbane launch at Avid Reader is next Thursday 19 June, with an exhibition of tea cosies.

The Noosa launch at Written Dimension is Monday 7 July, with an exhibition of tea cosies.

Shearers on Norton in Sydney will exhibit the tea cosies from Wednesday 18 June

Better Read Than Dead also on in Sydney, will exhibit the tea cosies from Wednesday 2 July.

I fee like dancing. (sung to "I feel like dancing")