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18 July 2012 ·

Launch of Trust Me Too!

I was very happy to have my story The Snake Singer included in this anthology! I’ll be reading from it at the launch at Paramatta High School on Friday morning. Here’s the invitation copied from the Ford Street Newsletter:

Newsletter #7


Ford Street invites you to the launch of its latest book, Trust Me Too. Edited by Paul Collins with an introduction by Judith Ridge, Trust Me Too has never-before-published stories and illustrations from 57 contributors including Shaun Tan, Leigh Hobbs, Oliver Phommavanh, James Roy, Michael Gerard Bauer, Gary Crew, David Miller, Michael Pryor and yes, many others.
Launch #1 is at Parramatta High School (Great Western Highway), NSW on July 20 at 10 am. Room is limited so please RSVP by July 16 to[email protected]. Attending authors include Oliver Phommavanh, Susanne Gervay, Meredith Costain, Paul Collins, Wendy Orr and others.
Congratulations to Princes Hill Secondary College, Carlton North, Vic, for winning the Trust Me Too launch!
Launch #2 will be held there at 6 pm on July 27. Isobelle Carmody will give a reading from her prequel to Obernewtyn. There’s a stellar list of authors and illustrators attending, and you’ll see among them: Marc McBride, Leigh Hobbs, Kirsty Murray, David Miller and … the list goes on! We’ll also have interstaters Janeen Brian and Jenny Mounfield attending.
It’ll be a great night, and of course, it’s free! We just need an RSVP before July 20 to the same address as per above.


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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