Book Launch. Pepsi the Problem Puppy

Preparations for the book launch went well, that is, until Pepsi realised she wasn’t invited…

They’re ALL licked!

Aśka made sure we were surrounded by dancing and prancing Pepsi’s.

Norman launched Pepsi the Problem with aplomb – in his trademark style by tossing a copy into the audience.

Photos courtesy of Denis Knight — DenisKnight.com

And I hopefully remembered all my thankyous – which I’m going to repeat here because a book’s journey to print is never a solo effort.

    • Pepsi for all the bouncing, prancing, peeing and pooing that ended up in this book.
    • Grant for always being my first and last reader.
    • Deb Pidco and her year 3 cohort in 2014, for being my beta readers.
    • Bassendean Writers Group & my SCWBI Critique group for their input into Pepsi’s story.
    • Sally Odgers & Teena Raffa-Mulligan for their editing.
    • Maureen Eppen, Suzie Eisfelder and Julian Vinciullo for their proof-reading expertise.
    • Bassendean Library for the use of their facilities, both for the writing group and for the launch tonight.
    • My Publishing Mastermind group, in particular, Rebecca Laffar-Smith and Karen McDermott, for their support & expertise on this journey.
    • Karen McDermott for enabling me to use her contacts at KS Printing and letting Pepsi hitch a ride to Australia with Fergus the Farting Dragon. (It should be noted that any bad habits Pepsi has with regards to farting were not acquired on this journey.)
    • Norman Jorgensen for believing in Pepsi’s story.
    • Aśka, who took on my crazy project and brought to life the spirited characteristics of the real Pepsi Parsons in her fictional counterpart.
    • Last, but never, least – the generous stranger whose lungs are keeping me alive and giving me additional time to write.

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The launch was held at Bassendean Memorial Library – chosen to complete a circle.
I’m not meaning to sound cryptic, but referring back to an essay I wrote on What The Bassendean Library Means To Me.

Book Review: Dino Hunter, D-Bot Squad Book 1 by Mac Park & James Hart

Matching books to beginning readers can sometimes be tricky – even more so for boys than for girls who are presented with a wide range of options; from cute animals, princesses, fairies and a wide range of other mythical creatures.

Dino Hunter, D-Bot Squad Book 1 by Mac Park & James Hart

D-Bot Squad hits the mark, appealing to the boys by combining dinosaurs with computer game technology and fast paced action.

For me, the added bonus of the funky librarian who made a spectacular dino-cave in the corner was a touch I couldn’t help but mention when I showed Dino Hunter to a year one class.

My bad.

Now they want a dino-cave in their library too …

 

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You’ll find more of my recommendations for first chapter books with an easy-to-read font size that will appeal and engage male readers, on my Pinterest Board,