The past couple of weeks have been very busy. My best grown up friend Jacqueline Harvey has been doing lots of writing and editing and is so excited that my next adventure, Alice-Miranda In Japan is almost ready to go to the typesetter (that's the person who turns the typed pages into book pages). The book will be out in Australia on the 1st of February 2014.
Last week we had two lovely high teas at the Tea Salon in Westfield Sydney. The Tea Salon is gorgeous and the food was very special. It was wonderful to see so many friends there and I was so thrilled that my friends at Betts Shoes and Fabrik gave us four vouchers worth $100 each to give away as lucky door prizes. The girls who won couldn't wait to go shopping!
I have to mention two of my special friends, Georgia and Imogen who came along to celebrate Imogen's birthday. Georgie baked Heaven Cake that morning and brought a slice for Jacqueline Harvey to try - she said that it was delicious.
Thanks to everyone who came to the teas. I'm sorry if you missed out but we're having some more high tea events with the Tea Salon in Sydney in January and I can't wait until their new Tea Salon opens in Melbourne and we can have an event or two there next year.
Here are some of the photographs from the day.
Lots of love,
- Jacqueline Harvey
- Jacqueline Harvey has combined a successful career in education with her love of a good story. She is the author of 14 novels for younger readers and a picture book, THE SOUND OF THE SEA, which was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 Children’s Book Council Awards. Her bestselling Alice-Miranda series centres on the life of Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones, a perpetually positive and determined seven year old who takes herself off to boarding school because it appeals to her sense of adventure. The first book in the series, Alice-Miranda At School was released in Australia in February 2010 with Alice-Miranda On Holiday, Alice-Miranda Takes the Lead, Alice-Miranda At Sea, Alice-Miranda In New York, Alice-Miranda Shows the Way and Alice-Miranda In Paris following at six month intervals. Jacqueline is currently contracted to write 12 Alice-Miranda books. She has a new series for younger readers (5-9 year olds) which launched in Australia in September 2012. Jacqueline is contracted to write eight Clementine-Rose books with Random House Australia. For more information go to www.jacquelineharvey.com.au