The second in my New Zealand Naturally series, “Tiriki’s Great Escape” will be released on November 24th at the Tamariki book festival in Christchurch. It will be an exciting event for the whole family, with a number of local authors and illustrators, performances from local school groups, authors doing readings, and lots of interactive activities for the children, including some bug handling (well, invertebrates, as not all invertebrates are bugs!). I shall have puppet Tiriki along, and shall be reading the first chapter from my novel, as well as telling the audience a little about the kea. Each guest will have their own little area with interractive features, and mine will likely have a drawing/colouring table upon which people (kids and big kids!) can try their hand at drawing Tiriki the kea, in flight.
Last minute flurry of preparations is currently abounding, with my fingers crossed that my shipment of books will arrive before the event, and that the postcards and stickers I just ordered will also arrive on time!
Anyway, if you are wanting to find something fun to do with the family on Saturday, 24th November, rock on down to Rauora Park, in the central city, and meet some of our local authors, including myself (Angela Oliver), Robinne Weiss, Michele Clark McConnochie, Yulia Potts, and more! Plus lots of fun activities to keep everyone entertained (and I’ve been promised there shall be coffee!).