Janine McVeagh is confirmed as my first guest author. I will be reviewing her book Earthquake! The Diary of Katie Bourke, Napier, 1930-31 in January. As there hasn’t been time to publish details about the competition and make students aware of them I will be publishing a story I have been working on with seven Year 7-9 students at Springbank School in Kerikeri. It’s a mystery/adventure story about Sam who is continually shifted from school to school by his parents.
In February Diana Menefy will talk about her award winning book, Shadow of the Boyd, and will hopefully select her favourite entry in our first story-writing competition. Competition details will be posted in January.