IT’S been a while between posts, but here I am back in the blog zone with lots of exciting news to report.
First and foremost, I’m super excited to announce that my book, ‘Amelia & Me: On deafness, autism and parenting by the seat of my pants,’ is now launched and ready to GO.
We had an amazing launch party on the 6th of August with our friends and family joining us to share in the celebrations.
I was so honoured that Catherine Deveny, writer, comedian, speaker and all-round amazing human did the formal honours, launching my book into space with her trademark wisdom and panache.
Catherine’s awesome Gunnas Writing Masterclass convinced me that I was ready to turn my blog into a book, so it meant a lot to me to have her by my side on the night.
Plus we both wore green velvet, so there’s that.
It was also a really special occasion for me to be able to publicly thank Julie Postance, the incomparable self-publishing guru who has been with me every step of the way, helping me transform years of writing into a shiny, new book.
I am indebted to both Catherine and Julie for their encouragement, expertise and belief in my work. I love them.
So now I’m sailing into uncharted waters, seeing where this wild and wonderful adventure will take me next.
For example, like onto live television (!) courtesy of Channel 7 and their afternoon show, The Daily Edition.
That’s right, this week I was interviewed by Tom Williams, Sarah Cumming and Ryan Phelan about ‘Amelia & Me,’ and although I felt like throwing up into the nearest bin, it was a truly fantastic experience.
The best part was seeing the pictures of Amelia watching the segment at school via an Auslan interpreter.
Her face was so filled with pride and excitement. Amelia’s friends told her she’s ‘famous’ now which made her even happier. Me too.
I’ll have loads more news about upcoming media and book events (including a launch at Amelia’s school later this month) so watch this space.
In the meantime, I’ve got a brand spanking new author website which has just gone live. Check it out because I’m really proud of it.
You can buy ‘Amelia & Me’ in e-book and paperback formats through my site or directly from Amazon.
Things are gettin’ real, peeps. Let’s do this.