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15 March 2008 ·

Premiers and Publicity

Who’d have thought it – publicity takes up a lot of time and energy! I had one whirlwind day starting with Channel 10’s (Australia) ’9 am with David and Kim’, and going on to another 11 interviews or photo shoots. It was a great day; interesting to see how different the questions were from different interviewers. My only regret is that I can’t duck into the station’s hair and make-up studio every time I go out – what a luxury that was!

But now we’re gearing up for the Australian premier at Sea World on Thursday 20th March – very exciting! I’m so thrilled that it’s worked out that I can go to both the Australian and the LA premiers.

I’ll be heading to the USA after the Aus premier, and Canada after the LA premier. My schedule isn’t finalised yet but should take in New York, possibly Washington DC, Minneapolis and LA. The public events definitely scheduled (apart from the CUT conference) are:

MINNEAPOLIS: READING & BOOK SIGNING, 27th March, 1:00 pm: at Barnes & Noble
8040 Wedgewood Lane
Maple Grove, MN 55369

28th March, Book signing at Public Library Conference

3700 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90453

31 March, 7 or 7:30 pm, Santa Monica Library, Main Branch.

More as I discover it…

But at least the most important thing is organised – the house sitters for our dog Bear. He loves this family almost as much as he loves ours, and they love him back. So they’re always the first people to phone when a trip is planned.

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  1. Anonymous Hi Wendy,

    I've read your book and love it. I also happen to be the Group Chief Projectionist for Warner Village Theme Parks. I'll be the one rolling the film through the projector gate on March 20. You'll be pleased to know that you have another Australian first. I have employed the absolute latest technology for the screening of Nim's Island. We are flying-in a cutting-edge Digital (DCinema) projector and Universal Studios have supplied us with the D-Print.
    This technology is the next generation of cinema presentation, and once seen, will be very hard to whatch a cinema release any other way. Congratulations from one Aussie to another - I'll be thinking of you as the countdown leader goes through the gate. Regards, Terry
    March 15, 2008 at 9:19 pm · Reply
  2. Wendy I don't think I have to understand exactly what Digital Cinema is to know that it sounds exciting!

    It's a good thing it's only 4 days away now... don't think I can stand too much more build up of excitement.

    Look forward to meeting you!
    March 15, 2008 at 9:26 pm · Reply
  3. Anonymous Wendy
    Congratulations to you. Such an exciting time and a great reward for a genuine author. Love to Tom.
    Geraldine and David and family
    April 14, 2008 at 3:12 pm · Reply
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Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Cuckoo’s Flight, a companion to the highly acclaimed Bronze Age novels Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance. Read full bio