The Byron Bay launch of My Life & Other Stuff That Went Wrong was a bunch of fun. I co-presented with Raph Atkins, 13 y.o. writer of 'Morris', a short story included in the book.
We kicked off with disgusting My Life-inspired snacks.
(All pics by the talented and lovely Amber Melody.)
|Vegemite on Toes|
|The scabs were exquisite.|
|Mucous milkshakes were the most popular item on the menu. (Recipe: Banana smoothie with green food colouring.)|
|Best to get the kids jacked up on sugar before any good book launch.|
|Before the launch I ran a workshop for young writers through the Northern Rivers Writers Centre |
- Your Life & Other Stuff You Made Up.
|I told some tales about Raph stalking me until I gave up and agreed to put the story about his rotten sausage dog |
in my book.
|Raph gave a masterclass in drawing Morris the Sausage Dog.|
|There were giveaways of Morris t-shirts and My Life books. :-)|
|Raph's mum, Claire Atkins, was the mastermind behind the amazing illustrated decorations. |
Also, chief scab chef.
Big thanks to Sarah Ma and the Northern Rivers Writers Centre for supporting the workshop and launch.