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Merry Squishy Christmas

Look what arrived in the mail:

My very own Squish Rabbit Christmas cards! This was a delightful gift from my US publisher, Viking. It turns out they select one book from their list each year to turn into a Christmas card, so they can send it out to all their contacts. They left it as a surprise that they’d chosen my book, so I only found out when a big box of cards arrived on my doorstep. I’m absolutely thrilled, as is Squish. It is, after all, this little rabbit’s very first Christmas.

Among my many treasured Chrissy presents I got some amazing bookish gifts this year. A favourite is the first volume of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic, which I’m a little addicted to and nearly through already. I also adore my new copy of Tim Burton’s deliciously dark and playful The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy. The two combined have re-jigged my desire to start developing up an idea I have for a strange / sweet / melancholy kind of graphic novel. But more on that another time…

I have just arrived back from Woodford, the amazing folk festival held on the Sunshine Coast each year, where I called in the new year. I dug up this photo from last year’s festival, where I got a henna tattoo to celebrate the year of the rabbit.

2011 has thoroughly spoiled me, with my first book out, two publishers I adore, overwhelmingly lovely reviews and so much support from YOU dear readers. Thank you. If this year to come is even half as good as the one just passed then I can count myself blessed. A big Happy New Year to you all and bring on 2012!

Merry Squishy Christmas

Thanks for joining me for another year at the Well Read Rabbit. Everyone who has hopped by has been so generous with their comments and encouragement, so Squish Rabbit and I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and safe journey into the New Year.

As is the way with this time of year, I’ll be taking some time off from all things writerly, including this blog. I’m currently in tropical (ie. cyclonic) Mackay, the town I grew up in, spending the week with family and friends. Then from Boxing day to New Year’s Eve I’ll be hanging out at the Woodford Folk Festival, camping, dancing, drinking and meeting lots of awesome creative types.

So to end the year I’ll leave you with this (somewhat frightening) image – the gumboots I bought for stumping around the festival if/when the weather sets in. Think I’ll blend in?


See you in the new year!


About this Blog…

A blog of ramblings about the world of writing and illustrating for children, by an author / illustrator who might just have a thing for rabbits.

Katherine's picture books, 'Squish Rabbit' and 'Brave Squish Rabbit', are out with Viking (Penguin, US) and UQP (Australia). Please e-mail if you would like her to blog about something in particular.

All text & images  Katherine Battersby

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