Romancing The Stars is an annual event organised by BookLinks Qld where a group of children’s literature enthusiasts gather to hear from 20 Brisbane children’s authors and illustrators. It is such a fun night hearing from local success stories. One day, many of the attendees hope to be sitting on the other side of the circle sharing their own books, including me.
The catch, authors only have 3 minutes to share about their latest work and projects to the enthusiasts who are ready to pepper them with questions. It is pretty much literature speed dating.
Several new books were launched on the night. At the end, we were quizzed on the information authors presented. Delighted attendees raised their hands in an effort to win books written by the authors. And an event is never complete without dessert afterwards.
Thank you to all the volunteers on the night for making it such a fantastic event.
It was wonderful to catch up with my writing and author friends. I can’t wait for next year.
Michael Gerard Bauer
Nicholas Lochel and Alison Lochel
Find a video of highlights from previous years here.