It seems like only yesterday I was playing around in my art room, finishing the first ever full colour image of my wee rabbit. But that was back in 2009. Now it’s nearing the end of 2012 and little Squish Rabbit has two books out in the world. I have to pinch myself sometimes.
Squish’s second title, Brave Squish Rabbit, was lucky enough to have not one but two lovely launches, in Brisbane and Melbourne. Thank you to all those who made them such special days – to the bookstores and writing community and family and friends and little readers and especially to all those wearing rabbit ears. Squish and I had a ball, as you can see from the photos below…
Held at the delightful Black Cat Books in Paddington, on a bright September morning out on their back deck.
How to prepare for a starry night book launch: glittery cardboard, star stencil, scissors and (40 stars later) tenacity
How to prepare for a rabbity book launch: carrots, thread and a precise hand
The wall of Squish (and someone in the way)
My two favourite bunnies
The lovely Steph from Black Cat, getting serious about books!
Chris Bongers, teen novelist extraordinaire, did a beautiful job of launching my little rabbit out into the world of books
Those pesky chickens (Richard Grantham understands, who is playing his wonderfully moody sound track behind)
Some floppy eared bunnies – even rabbits feel sad sometimes (although one looks a little cranky)
Glittery cupcakes to cheer up the bunnies!
Skye Staniford did a beautiful set of songs for the little-uns while I signed books
With my lovely smiley publishers, Cathy and Kristina from UQP
My pup couldn’t come, but we still celebrated with him when we got home
Keep an eye out for my next post, where I’ll put up all the photos from the Melbourne launch…