Writers’ festival and other treats!

Off to the grand opening of the Queensland Writers’ Festival tonight. Even have a new top to wear. (Yes, I don’t get out much!)
Looking forward to seeing MJ Hyland in a session tomorrow and catching up with writer friends. But best of all is that on Friday I’m heading south for a writing retreat by the sea, lugging the first draft of the grief book with me. My best writing buddy, Helena Pastor, and I will spend the three days editing each other’s work, eating, drinking, swimming and generally making merry away from the usual chores of motherhood. Bliss!