My Life & Other Stuff That Went Wrong Book Launch

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.



  1. Anonymous
    April 25, 2014 / 11:48 pm

    Well, that just looks like the best book launch ever! Love the green milkshakes (pure genius just quietly). Wish I coul've been there for all the fun mate. See you soon. Best, Gus

  2. April 28, 2014 / 4:24 am

    Thanks Gusto. The only thing that could've made it better would have been having you in the house. See you in a couple of weeks for the Bris launch. 🙂 T

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